Questions tagged [team]

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Team members' and manager's behaviour is indifferent after I announce my intention to leave in 8 months

I was on a 4 week wedding leave last month. When I returned few weeks back, I find that everyone in the team was a bit indifferent towards me. I'm not seeking any special attention or behavior, etc. I'...
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Colleague fixes my bugs

I value my free time and try not to work from home on weekends as one of my colleagues. Recently I got into following situation: Friday evening (after working hours) QA hit me up on Slack about a ...
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Dealing with conflict in matrix management

I'm a technical lead who also line manages developers. One of the devs (lets call her Alice) I manage works in a separate scrum team to the ones I'm the tech lead for. The teams do all work on the ...
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Need to Change Teams: Who to Talk With?

TL; DR Want to change teams to escape horrendous line manager. To ask to change, first approach hiring manager of potential new team? Or HR? Or manager-of-manager? Or someone else? Wait till dust ...
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Start of day discussions [closed]

I'm a software engineer in a team of 6 people. 3 of which are ostensibly more junior members, they've been here less than a year. All in their mid-late twenties. We work 7 hours a day and I feel like ...
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How to decline invite to team dinner when I have a prior engagement?

I am being invited to a team dinner which I won't be able to attend as I have to go for swimming coaching classes every evening. I don't know how to decline the invitation and also politely tell ...
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Work ethic ,Simulating activity and being loud [closed]

I have the following situation and I'm not sure how to react. In my team there are three members: A Junior with 2 years of experience Myself and another Senior with 15+ years of experience (...
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Should I talk to a colleague who seems to be suddenly annoyed with me?

I'm in a four person team that is comprised by me, my sister and 2 other guys. One of the two other team members seems to be pissed off about something and I am not sure if I need to address it or ...
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Is it a good idea to switch teams within your company if you're under stress? [closed]

I work for a company where internal transfers are normal. I've been on my team for 2 years and a few months ago I started to look for a new one only because I felt bored and wanted to see something ...
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One of my best engineers feels that he is slower than the rest of team, how can I determine the real problem (so I can solve it)?

I have a distributed scrum team and the developer in question is one of my best (produces quality code, knows his tech stack, can communicate well, etc). However, he keeps feeling like he doesn't ...
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Senior staff member leaving, told everyone except her boss (me)

I own and run a small business with six full time staff. They are mostly French nationals, while I am a UK national. The team leader has decided to quit, and has shared this, along with the exact ...
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Problem working with project partner I picked [closed]

Soon I'm going to turn 16 and in school, I have to start work on a major project which will be very valuable for my end-year certificate. A few weeks back I engaged with a friendly student who just ...
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Should I tell my manager that I am being targeted by the team?

There were some lay offs recently, and I have noticed that I am being targeted by the team as a prompt to be the next to get laid off. For example: Performance hits by decreasing estimates of my work....
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As an introvert team lead, how to make team members trust me with their future career plans

About me: I am an introverted team lead. My superiors and my team members do recognize that I am an effective leader. Also, I do not really get strict or angry usually when things go wrong , instead ...
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What to do with an expert coworker who is “stealing the show”?

I work in a mature company and I am the youngest/newest one. The team was stable until recent lay offs. I don't know if it was the lay offs, or me not being "a new guy" anymore, but recently I have ...
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How to deal with a remote teammate who's not doing their job?

I currently work as a virtual assistant (VA) for a company abroad. There are three of us on the VA Team, and we are all accountable for one set of deliverables per day. Another thing that might be ...
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Explaining observations/concepts/conclusions to people who are unaware of your Domain Knowledge

I am software developer. During last five years I have tried to grab knowledge from various technical areas and from colleagues. And now I landed up in a company where the people in my team are either ...
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Should I reveal productivity tricks to peers, or keep them to myself in order to be more productive than the others?

I am working as a Software Engineer and working with team on one of the products. While working I have developed some productivity tools and tricks which can automate some repetitive tasks and ...
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Left out of fun project at work, should I bring this up to the team?

I am the newest employee in my office. Several months before I joined, management directed all the workers to form teams to spend a "experimental day" or two per month working on whatever as long as ...
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How do I encourage team members to present proposals, not problems?

There are times when junior team members encounter a problem and then mail the team, asking "what should I do?". I want to encourage my team-mates to do more individual thinking and produce a ...
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Team name change [closed]

We're 2 teams of SQL Server Database Administrators one based in Europe and one in India, apart from traditional DBA's work we work on different technologies also. we have been looking for team name ...
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Colleague trying to take credit from my hard work [duplicate]

The owner of my company has another business, both companies are very small and both share the same office space. My problem is this, there's a senior employee working for the other company who seems ...
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How to justify getting additional team member when the current team is doing well?

I've been working in a large IT company in a 2 man team, for the past 3 years. We are very dedicated and we have a strong image as serious and reliable. Every important development comes our way. The ...
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How can I deal with teammate who is not a team player, possibly searching for glory? [closed]

To clarify, this is actually my senior project for my university so no changes could be made personnel wise. However, I'd like to apply this situation to a workplace setting, as that's what it is, ...
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Name or Rules of a Team Building Exercise [closed]

A few years back, I participated in a great Team building exercise that I still think about today very often. I would now like to organize the same exercise for my team, and thus would like to find ...
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Should I inform my future product owner that there is a good chance that a team member will leave the company soon?

Bob is a rather new employee that was hired as a junior to maintain some older applications (mostly SQL support, a little of front end development). Since Bob's activity does not cover 100% working ...
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Anonymous coworker brought in food in a rusty container affecting my reputation. How should I react?

I am a foreigner who works in a big company in the US for the past few years. I work across multiple departments so I dealt with many coworkers and not just my team. I am very social so I am close ...
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Provide 2nd line tech support without disrupting sprint

We have two teams: a customer support one and a development team - and they're both very small (1-5 people) Every now and then customers may raise issues that are too technical for the customer ...
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How can I ask my boss to consider dietary restrictions when ordering lunch for the office?

My boss occasionally orders lunch for the entire team in our office. It’s always catered and buffet style. I have celiac‘s disease, therefore I can’t have anything containing gluten. Every time he ...
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Is it ok for a company to organize a team building event on a weekend?

A company wants to organize a team building event for a team (optional to attend, but an organizer is verbally pressuring). They proposed several dates but all of them are on a weekend. I'm just ...
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Teambuilding: Breaking the five dysfunctions

Our team was asked to read The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and we are working on breaking those to improve our teamwork and encourage the associated functions. These are the five dysfunctions, ...
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Technical Lead/Mentor quitting, is it normal to ask for them to share my resume as well?

I work in a very small company (only 3 developers, one of which being my tech lead). I have been here for over two years now and had the fortunate experience of being mentored by a very competent ...
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How to deal with teammates who are curt and avoid helping me? [closed]

I am in USA and I work for a big global company. I recently moved to a new team which is in a different time zone in USA. I worked with them in their office for a few days and then began working 100% ...
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How to configure a team for this purpose? [closed]

I was at an interview where we had to work in a team of 10 and we were required to solve two different problems with a final solution. We had 1 hour. We were acting as colleagues working for a ...
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Can a part time employee move up in the organization? [closed]

I work part time at an engineering firm. I would like to progress to Department Manager. I am part of the technical teams and manage projects now. Since I work 4 days a week, sometimes it takes me ...
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Sharing sourcecode in informal startup

Context: I am currently part of a small group of students/professionals which is attempting to build a startup. We are in the early stages, MVP development and validation, but not yet incorporated. ...
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How to deal with coworkers forcing themselves into every conversation?

I work in a team (~10) who follows Scrum, so we have daily stand ups and other scrum meetings. I have this coworker who is a senior. This coworker is from a different department but we all work very ...
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Don't feel welcomed in a new team

I work as a web developer in a big company. Recently, I got moved to a new development team (scrum) inside a project, and I'm feeling as I am not welcome in that team. The team is comprised of ...
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How do I ask for help/teamwork on tedious tasks that don't require speciality knowledge?

I've been hired as a Statistician for biotech company and at first it was fun because I learned how to apply coding to solve new problems and I used my research skills to shed light on topics. More ...
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Being late frustrates my coworkers, but I have great results [closed]

I work an IT office job as a programmer. I program on my own because I'm the only one who is proficient in a certain technology stack the company uses but I am part of a scrum team so we have regular ...
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How do you build relationships with a colocated team as the only remote person? [duplicate]

My department recently reorged and restructured a few teams. I'm in City A's office and am joining a team all located in City B. This team is a former start-up that my (very) large company purchased,...
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Invited for team lunch with senior leadership team. How do I make the best of it? [closed]

I am a Senior Process Analyst in a leading KPO for Insurance. As a reward for my 5 year anniversary with the company, I got an email inviting me for team lunch with senior leadership. What should I ...
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How to deal with incompetent coworker/passive manager?

My current coworker has very little, if any, responsibilities. My manager is aware of the issue and has let the issue linger for months on end, resulting in me being the one to pick up the slack for ...
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Approach sick days in feedback meeting

I have a team member who is performing well, but has regular sick days (~1-5 a month). I fully trust him and if he needs those days, there is a valid reason; he follows all the company policies for ...
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Best way to deal with non-developers in a scrum team

I'm working in a scrum team (about 8 people) without a scrum master and we have one team member that has a non-development role (difficult to describe, not PO, not PM, not QA). This person doesn't ...
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My teammates are all unhappy with their raise, but I know I got more than them. How to handle?

I have just come back after one month break from work (this is relevant) and am faced with a bit of a strange situation. This is in the UK. Whilst I was away there was pay review meetings at work ...
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Intra-team friction

I joined a new software company and was put in a team that suffers from a bit of friction, in particular with one developer and a Product Manager. Apparently at times the PM has been asking the devs ...
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Responsibilities of 4th year IBEW apprentice

Hey so I'm just starting out on my 4th year of IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) and picked up a call for a fairly "wormy" contractor. They seem great though. I did have a ...
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Dealing with a collegue with habit of spitting [closed]

I am a junior android developer. I work in a startup. I have one colleague in android department . He has a habit of spitting. If he does not like somebody's opinion. He spit on on the floor in ...
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Appropriate ways to speak about commitment vs. involvement

I work in a software organization that has implemented a variation of the scrum methodology. One manager has shared the chicken and pig metaphor on multiple occasions to describe how the team members (...