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Questions about the interactions of employees in a group

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Treated like a child at work via excessive praise?

I have recently moved into a new team at work (2 months or so) and recently I have noticed that I feel like I am being treated like I am a small child. This mostly comes in the form of excessive (and ...
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Managing a team member when co-located

I am co-located with my team member who reports to me. Near us, inside a room seating about 8 people, are other members from various unrelated teams. Often there is banter and jokes, that are no ...
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How to motivate team to be proactive on daily scrum?

My question is related to this one but it is not the same actually. The context is the following: I'm the new manager of a new team, with 2 technical senior members. The rest of the team is new. We'...
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I submitted a good feedback about a co-worker, should I tell them or not?

I am guessing the answer here would be both cultural and professional approach. But here is the issue: I am in USA with a big company (~400 employees). Annually, we get performance reviews from the ...
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What to do when the developer whose code I review becomes defensive?

I am in the following situation. Small team within a large unit with many teams. There is an official code review process, but to a lot of developers it is more of a formality so it is a rare thing to ...
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coworkers unwilling to do code reviews

At work I've been temporary lent to another team this quarter because they have too much work on their plate. I'm here to work on subject X for this team, that is kinda stand-alone but would benefit ...
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Organization and efficiency of team meetings and 1-to-1

We are a small (5 people) team of geographically dispersed employees in a big international corporation. Up until now, our manager decided not to have 1-to-1 meetings with any of us, but a single ...
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How can I ask my manager to give me a break from the current project?

For past 4-5 months I've been engaged in an independent project in my company. What I'm building is going to be used internally. 4 months ago, a senior architect (now a non-technical upper manager) ...
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How can I clarify reporting structures, within the team, without sounding egomaniacal?

I work for a large public-sector organisation, in a managerial capacity, based in the UK. I started on this role about two months ago and then another team member was recruited, who I believe, as per ...
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How to deal with differing opinions in a semi-large team [closed]

I am a part of a development team of 16 people split into 4 diciplines of varying sizes. We are a few weeks into production and we have yet to decide on a team name. We have a few contestants but ...
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2answers
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My colleague burps loudly all the time, How to handle the situation ?

This colleague of mine sits next to me like barely 2-3 feet apart. she keeps burping out loud all day every 10-15 min or so. It's annoying and i cannot find a way to tell her without sounding rude. ...
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What if I'm a better developer than my Team Leader?

Based on his daily commits, I see that he writes lots of bad code and doesn't follow any good practices. I tried talking to him about better ways of writing code like SOLID, DRY, etc (tried to be as ...
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How to politely suggest a co-worker needs to try to find the answer on their own before coming to me?

I am a senior-level developer in a large corporation in the US. Two of my co-workers on the same project work with me and sit in the same office, right by me. We'll call them Bob and Jim. They are ...
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3answers
1k views

Can I gracefully skip part of a work outing?

I have just started a job 4 days ago (hooray!). The model of my team is a "startup within a big corporation," so we work in a coworking space separate from the main campus, people are in and out a lot,...
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1answer
379 views

Feeling left out at work. What do I do?

I've been at the company for 2 months now, yet I feel so ostracised by my co-workers. In the first month, I tried fitting in by being proactive in involving myself with work events and socialising ...
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2answers
274 views

Gain managerial experience without making (or at least minimizing) mistakes [closed]

I have just been assigned to a new role in my company. It is not entirely different than my previous role, just that I have to manage people now and take more responsibility in projects. Basically, I ...
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4answers
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How can I avoid the stigma associated with being late into work everyday?

I recently have started a new job. I commute in via train a fair distance but am never late (I usually got in around 15 minutes before my contracted start time). Recently, improvement works have ...
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How do I ask my manager about switching out of my current team?

My team is not a good fit for me due to no communication among other issues. I've clicked really well with another team and am interested in their work. What's the best way to be professional about ...
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How can I encourage my coworkers to produce better quality code? [closed]

I'm a team lead for a small group of programmers. We share several projects with other teams. Lately the quality of two other teams' code has deteriorated to the point where it is slowing us down and ...
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3answers
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Is it a problem that I am never considered for new opportunities at work? [closed]

I have worked for a private firm for the last 9 months. I find myself facing the below problems everyday: My ex-manager who resigned recently, did not convey a good image of me to the Executive Team. ...
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5answers
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How should I deal with my team member who shows extreme jealousy?

How to deal with my colleague who is very good, polite and respectful with me personally but when we are together in a group or with whole team, he is the first one to criticize or embarrass me. We ...
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Coworker presenting my work

Duplicate: That Q is closed as "not constructive" Background: I did work/research to implement a tool among my team. Team and management liked the results, tool was implemented successfully and we ...
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3answers
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Freelance co-worker not doing anything at all [duplicate]

TLDR: Alice is not doing her job and I end up pushing all the activities and doing her tasks because I'm afraid of being let go. Should I inform management about this ? The backstory: I've been ...
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2answers
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How to keep team members motivated when working with bad manager

I’ve been working for the same company for few years now, recently they hired a new manager and I was assigned to be part of his team, starting a new project. I’m a lead developer in that team and I’m ...
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9answers
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When is it acceptable to share personal information I have about a coworker who disappeared? [closed]

This girl from my office kind of disappeared, she hasn't been in for 4 days now. Apparently nobody has her number or details either. The one person who has her details and would know where she is (...
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3answers
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Solo Developer: How to setup a new team environment to be ready for the future? [closed]

I have recently joined a growing enterprise on its way to 50 employees approx. 2 months ago as the first internal web developer of the company. Since I am the only one right now, it is going to be ...
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2answers
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Project teammate having unrevealed problems and affecting performance

Some background: I work as a Software Manager in Singapore. We accept & develop software projects for client in a team. My project team and I have been working on a project for around 9 months ...
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1answer
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New programmer is too active and unfocused on his role in project

Sometime ago I was put in some sort of teamlead role in our programmers part of team. And so I got two new programmers under my responsobility. Both of them have little previous job experience, but ...
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6answers
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I've been asked to resign, how do I tell my team?

Due to various minor conflicts my manager has asked me to resign. Its a situation in which I'm really not a great fit for the team rather than any specific cause for termination. Because of that he ...
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2answers
1k views

How to manage a subordinate who hijacks meetings

I am an American who works for a public entity. I am on a three person team. It is me, my supervisor, and I just acquired an employee. So now I am a supervisor, as well. We recently absorbed the ...
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2answers
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Situational help needed - Teasing colleagues

I faced a bad situation few days back. On a team outing, I asked a bad question and totally unaware that my question was wrong. My colleagues laughed out so loud and teased me so badly that I felt so ...
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How to talk to a coworker about not wearing shoes in the office

I have a new coworker who doesn't wear socks, and takes off his shoes in the office. This team is part of a major organization, on a client site, in a client building. Our HR department is located ...
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How to politely write 'I work best when working alone' in a CV

Usually in CV one would write how collaborative he is and how he appreciates a team work. At least, this is what most companies want to find in a candidate. In my own CV I would like to point out ...
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Conference participation request for myself or for the entire team [closed]

In a couple of weeks there's going to be a conference closely related to my field of work. In one of the previous talks I had with my managed he said that if I find something that I consider ...
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2answers
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Fitting into the dynamics of the team

I recently moved to a new job as Software Developer. The technology is exciting and I love the work that I am doing. It has been 3 months, but I feel I am not able to fit into the people in the ...
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A colleague confided in me that she was [possibly] sexually harrassed by my manager, what can I do? [closed]

A couple of months ago a colleague of mine complained about one of our managers. The manager was disciplined for the inappropriate joke that he made. My colleague left the company shortly afterwards. ...
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Should I book a place on a conference when I know I will have resigned before attending?

On behalf of my current team - I have been accepted to present on our work at a research conference abroad. The cost of the conference will ~ $1500-$2000 once flights and expenses are accounted for....
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How can I approach leaving a research Job before my paper is ready to be published?

I've been working at my current employer for the past 1.5 years - I've been in my current team for 1 year. We are a research team within a government department, and for the last year have undertaken ...
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How to handle other team members given credit for my work outside the team?

Context I've been working at this tech company for about 4 years as a software engineer and recently (~6 months ago) I transferred to a new team and have a new manager. My new team is responsible ...
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1answer
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PO (mostly) of a project dragging on; doubting team's decisions

TLDR: PO-like position (+ a little dev) in a project that drags on. Team members won't consider a less complex solution; after deadlines are missed and postponed, I suggest and proceed to implement ...
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Dealing with problematic SCRUM master/collegue [closed]

In Brief: I'm doing the same work all day and being passed over for more intersting work. I'd like to remedy this. I'm a member of a small Devops team. Team tasks can be roughly divided into two ...
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Another team doesn't do their job and affects my team

We are a startup and composed of a few teams including IT and marketing. Lately, the marketing team is not doing their job and affecting my team a lot. Basically, when they cannot do something, they ...
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1answer
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Today is my last day at work but my colleagues don't know about it

I am leaving my job after just 6 months because of strong dissatisfaction with working conditions, and today is my last date at work and end of my notice period too. Last time an employee left the ...
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How to work only Day Shift?

I started this new job two weeks ago. In my online filled application, I checked the Night Shift box along with the Day Shift. I did not expect that the situation would be like now. So the manager ...
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Employer likely to introduce regular unpaid overtime soon. How to stop it before it is official?

This is a unique situation to other questions here, which are all in regard to unpaid overtime policies that are already in place. We have the opportunity to nip it in the bud but need to do it ...
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Handling monetary issues

In a few weeks from now, I would be in a senior position and would be handling a few activities of the team directly. The concern is not workplace per se, but it is more of dealing with money with my ...
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Manager trying to drag team into office politics

I am not a new employee in the company and I am part of a kind of a newly formed team with a newly promoted manager. The team overall is not performing well and she is the main reason (and some team ...
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3answers
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Senior developer and design review feedback [closed]

I've been working in the software industry for around 7 years with above average skills. I have worked on many smaller projects, contributing at every layer end to end. I was asked to work on the low ...
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How to deal with employee who wants to use new frameworks in software for critical systems, but I don't

I think I initially agreed to use a new framework, but after risk analysis and audits on current software, I am hesitant to use a new framework (eg Angular) for critical systems. The current ...
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How to work with a team leader who doesn't communicate?

After a company reorganization our team has a new team leader, a 23 year old guy who has worked in this company for four years. The problem is that while he has a good understanding of the company ...