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Team members spending too much time on Stack Overflow

Almost 8 months ago, I encouraged my team members to follow Stack Overflow so that they can read questions, help others, and build their skills. But now this has gotten out of hand. I have a team of 5 ...
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How to decline participation in team building activities

I have this situation where I can't figure out what to do. Big team building event is coming up and it is happening at place where my girlfriend loves to go few times at summer time, it is really ...
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growing conflicts due to inappropriate/sexual jokes at work

We are a team of more than 20 people with only one woman, which is not unusual for most engineering teams. One of the guys in our team is well known for his "unique" sense of humor, which is not ...
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How can we promote informal “water cooler moments” in a remote-only organization?

One of our recent hires gave me an interesting feedback during our last team retro: we lack water cooler moments. For context we're a 100% remote company - the largest based outside the US as I write ...
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Who should pay for team building events?

I work in a big company and tasked with increasing engagement of employees who more or less have settled in their own (not so efficient) ways of doing work. One of the suggestions on the table is ...
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Team building events: during work hours or in spare time?

What are the pros and cons when it comes to deciding when to hold a team building event: should I schedule this during or outside of working hours? Assume that the company activities and the event ...
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Employee is self-centered and affects the team negatively

I manage a satellite office of about 25 people for my company. This question is about Jane, a new employee. She is young, in her mid 20s. I was the one who hired her. She seemed very pleasant and ...
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Helping a team member deal with my high standards

I'm the tech lead for our small and growing tech team. One of the first people we hired was a mid-level engineer and a little new to the full software-engineer setup: best practices, coding standards,...
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How to make a diabetic coworker feel included when I bring in cake for coworkers?

I work in a team of around 20 people, one of whom is diabetic. I often bring in cakes to celebrate birthday, holiday, and other little things going well in life. I'm one of many doing this in the ...
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I want to avoid a 2-day social event organized by the company on working days

A company event is advertised with the words "attending is expected", which I assume means attending is obligatory. There doesn't seem to be anything work-related, but it seems to be a spirit building ...
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Team-building events with food…and allergies?

At my husband's work his team does a lot of team building events. Recently, one such event (on the clock during normal work hours) involved carpooling to an Asian restaurant to learn how to make sushi....
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Team building: should the families be invited?

The company I work in is currently organizing an after-hours team building event, which consists of 4-5 hours of some kind of fun activity off-site. Over 20 employees are invited, but not everyone is ...
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Other team members taking credit for my work [duplicate]

I am currently working on a project with another delivery manager. Set up is as follows Product owner who sets requirements 2 Delivery managers, myself and another (who works directly with product ...
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How should I deal with constantly changing directions/tasks/requirements from boss?

We have a small team (9 total, 3 of whom are admin assist types and 2 of whom are part time specialists), and I'm in charge of this small but strong crew. The team is great, very professional, ...