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Extend current tool stack of data science team

I recently started to lead a data science focused company with two departments that has uses SPSS Modeler extensively. To be honest nobody there has close to the skills of a data scientist. My ...
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Boss hinting at promotion has made team competitive

I'm part of a small team - there's the team lead, me, and 2 other people. Aside from the team lead we're all at the same level & job title. We've always worked very well together and our team is ...
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Hired for too high level position

I'm an experienced developer with almost 20 years of experience. I have a history of being too weak in negotiations and getting too low compensation/position and then overperforming. Two months ago I ...
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Is a public “shoutouts” channel a good or bad idea?

I work at a small, but rapidly growing company (~40 people now, 100+ people in sight). We use Slack as our primary communication tool, and recently, a new channel has been created that is dedicated to ...
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Discouraging solutioning of user stories during Agile PI planning ceremony

I work as a technical lead / team lead in the IT security team at my workplace. We currently use the SAFe Scaled Agile methodology of organizing our features and user stories. During the most recent ...
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Is there an universal argument for sharing valuable knowledge/skills? [closed]

There are many great Questions and Answers on this site that deal with the question of whether or not to share valuable knowledge/skills with others: What is wrong with sharing knowledge with ...
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Team member who works alone

I'm a backend engineer (age: 30) in a small startup (25 workers). I came to this company 6 months ago and my team consists of 4 engineers and a manager. A couple of months ago, my manager hired a ...
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How to be a successful team lead? [closed]

I recently got promoted to a team lead role after being a software engineer with the same company for a few months. I think I have been leading before informally/unknowingly but now that I am ...
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How do I handle malicious coworker making work unbearable

I recently started working for a small team. At the same time company hired another person for the same position. We were meant to form two person team, because our competences are complementary. That'...
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Tech lead interviewing and manager still allowing her to run wild

Im working on a software development team. We are a small team and our tech lead has told us she is interviewing to move to another team. The tech lead usually works alone and pretty much much built ...
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Is it my responsibility to tell a team member off whom I think is crossing the line

I have a team mate who I work with in a project. In our team, he is the most talkative and treats everyone as his friends, even our Supervisor. One day I found out that he's asking our supervisor to ...
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Is This Workplace Bullying [closed]

Awhile ago I had a negative experience working in a team and this experience is still bothering me and distracts me from work because it was left unresolved and occupies my mind. I can't tell if my ...
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How to react if the team accepts you as leader but the managment tells you to back off?

i have been doing this project recently where I had relative difficult start with a team , but at one point it worked and the team started to accept me as a leader. Not a leader like "team lead&...
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How can I get employees to respect the leave policy?

I have taken over the management of a child care center. The problem that I am hoping to address at the very least is staff who calls in sick very late in the night the day before. We have about 20 ...
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Should I continue giving a teammate tasks I know won’t be completed?

So I have been at my current company for about 5 years. Nearly 6 months ago I got promoted to be team lead of the team I have been a part of since I started. In the time I have been with the company, ...
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The project manager sends out the stats about the work hours, bug fix rates every month, is it typical?

We are developing a product that requires 3 teams to work together: my team works on web-development, team B works on embedded system and team C bridges us together (to put in a simple way). There is ...
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Does this feedback to manager express what its supposed?

I need to give feedback to a supervisor. I don't know if the way I wrote this clearly express what I want it to be, and also if its the best way to explain it. Situation: In my workplace there are ...
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Team members are afraid to engage in standup or discuss blocking issues affecting their work

I am team lead working in the IT Security team where I work. Our team has been having biweekly standup meetings to discuss status on projects / assigned work, and any blockers that is preventing work ...
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How should I tell a colleague I don't think he's qualified for a lead role?

I work in software development and at my current company, becoming a senior developer (and beyond) is a really tough task. The process takes a lot of time and involves multiple conversations with the ...
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How do I evaluate a manager I have a negative opinion of?

I am part of a team of 5 software development engineers in a large multinational company. Last week there was a screw up. A customer escalation came in on Monday, my manager was specifically tagged in ...
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How should I deal with my team member who tries to copy?

I have been working in a company for a year and a half now, after 6 months of work the company decided to hire one more person to help me and project. My colleague is so weird, We both software ...
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How do I deliver a negative performance review in a constructive way, especially in a start-up company

When I was a junior developer I got several negative performance reviews. The memory is so vivid that even almost 20 years later I can still remember those reviews. They just ruined my days and made ...
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Manager always removing employees from my team

In the past, my manager has given me additional employees which were loosely connected to my team's functions. Although it was outside of my zone, I was OK with it, because it was a growth opportunity....
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Co-workers are fighting an idea that I think could double productivity

My team writes RFPs for our product and currently we do not coordinate much on writing them. I was thinking that we could just create a central database (I can code a bit and use Algolia) of questions ...
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How to balance quality and speed at work?

I am a software developer. The team I work on has over 25 people and we have multiple QA's (Quality Assurance), and Code Reviewers. I mean this in the most humble way - I try my very best to write the ...
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Colleague is negative and does not acknowledge me

I have the following situation. I am new to a team but not new to the project have worked in it for couple of years but I was away on different assignment again for 3 years. Now I am back in new team ...
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How do you handle being asked to work on too many things?

Currently I work at a company that used to have a sizeable number of developers. Different teams were responsible for their own specific domains. There was a database team, a systems team, networking, ...
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How to tell my manager that it was me who solved the task

I am a junior dev in a big tech company. I joined last year and since then, I've been learning. We have a senior dev who used to help me a lot in the beginning. I was assigned an important task, I ...
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Blamed for typos in thesis

I am a graduate student (PhD) in a STEM program. A fellow lab mate of mine asked me to review a chapter (basically the background/history of their project) of their graduate thesis a couple months ...
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My senior colleague ignores me

I am a junior software developer. I joined one of the big tech companies a year ago, immediately after graduating. I joined a team that has one developer, he is a senior dev. In the first half of ...
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Am I up against favoritism in the workplace?

The tech department I am in consists of the head of the department whose role revolves around data engineering, colleague A and me - the head of the tech department is our boss. I should add that ...
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Should I answer responses to goodbye email

I wrote a formal good-bye email after quitting my job. I received some answers via Slack which lead to small talks, which is fine. However, some answer with their good-byes in the email thread. Is it ...
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Hired for one role, but upon starting I am expected to take on leadership/planning of a different team instead - is there a way to fix this?

I was in talks with a company to get hired in a devops role. They mentioned they don't have that role yet but would be interested to establish it, I would be a good candidate, since I have many years ...
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How to handle coworker that keeps pushing his favorite programming language?

My coworker loves X programming language. They have privately worked on some projects with X language, and at every opportunity they will mention than some new project could be written in X language. ...
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Niche supplier taking advantage of their position to be rude to my team

I'm leading a project that involves purchase and installation of some extremely specialized equipment. Within this market there are only a 3-4 players worldwide and only 1 that operates in my country....
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Resume - working alone

I am working alone on a software development project. I am employed for a year in an academic institution to complete this project. I am the only person working on this project. My tasks include ...
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Is it ok to send a recognition email

Some of my team members worked in a project in amazing way. We managed to deliver on time and these guys worked day and night to achieve that. I would like to send a Thank you email recognising the ...
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I'm being overworked and my boss is ignoring that fact

I work tech support and I've been with this company for a year. I do like the work and I like to think I'm good at it and my efforts have been somewhat rewarded monetarily. However, the problem is ...
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How to handle a co-worker using Microsoft Teams incorrectly

I work in a small company (10-15 employees). Approximately a year and a half ago we took on employees who work remotely and, as such, we started using Microsoft Teams. Internally we are two teams, ...
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How to protect my direct report being unfairly blamed by a colleague from a different team?

This situation is happening in Thailand and I and my team are also Thai (Chinese born here). I am a backend engineering manager. Under me is a frontend dev, Mr. FrontEnd, and a backend dev. For some ...
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How do you ask to change teams?

Six months ago I moved to another country to take up a job in a new company. I'm getting a great engineering salary. I'm Principal Developer, and I have 20 years of experience in several languages and ...
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How Should I Handle a Coworker/Friend who is Upset with Me?

I found out about two days ago, that a coworker/friend has been upset with me for months. A few of us were planning to go out after work with our team so we asked [Joe] if he wanted to join us, but ...
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How to handle work capacity across different teams

As a software developer with some years of experience, I seem to run into this same issue in one form or another, so I'l generalize it the best I can. Let's say I'm on 3 teams. Team A has given me ...
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Can layoffs have a positive effect for a business due to the remaining employees thinking “If I don't work harder, I may be the next”?

Letting go of an unqualified member is unavoidable sometimes. But my question is not about that. My situation is when the business is not thriving and my employer has to layoff people, anyone who is ...
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Is it bad / silly to congratulate a colleague who I am competing with?

I'm a product manager working in a big company. My track consists of two teams trying to build one product. The product is big and that's why we scope it to two different teams. Our senior product ...
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Team lunch with a prospective senior engineer - what to expect?

I am a SDE 2 on a team with one other SDE 2, one SDE, and my manager. My manager mentioned that we'll be going to lunch with a Senior SDE candidate. We are in the later stages of the interview process ...
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How do I convince management to listen to their employees regarding the workplace or professional problems?

The management team at the company I work for (in England) are all exceptionally experienced in their own fields. Most have a PhD or greater level of academic qualification and this goes with the ...
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How to make Coworkers/Employees feel their work is important

Every year we have a survey at our company where employees get to rate several different aspects of their employment. The results are important to us and we review them and try to improve things where ...
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How do I stop obeying my junior team member all the time?

I work in a small software company. A junior developer joined my team few months back. The problem is that I am constantly obeying whatever he asks me to do. I am just a senior person on team and don'...
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Cultural differences in the willingness to exercise “position power”?

I'm reading the book "High Output Management" by Andrew S. Grove, a (naturalized) American, who distinguishes between "knowledge power" - i.e. people who have a lot of influence in a company, not due ...

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