Questions tagged [teamwork]

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About selling one company from Iran to foreign buyers [closed]

I am working as CEO and technical manager of a family-run one 3 years old, entrepreneurial medical device manufacturing Co.LTD With 30% of company shares,we made a Dental Vacuum former device like ...
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How to manage the team efficiently in my new position as an inexperienced lead?

Background I have been working as a Software developer for more than seven years. I am going to start working on a new position as a Lead software developer in a new company. The company has a complex ...
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How to handle a peer that thinks he is my boss?

My company recently completed a big re-org and I've been placed on new a team project at work. This is a cross organisational team of about 15 people. We've divided into smaller, more manageable ...
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Developers want every little bug with a ticket? It is causing a lot of needless paperwork?

I am the lead QA on a software team that has a lot of stakeholders who are constantly changing the requirements so there end up being of small cosmetic bugs that need to be changed. Most of them ...
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If you are very effective in a leadership position, should you still pursue “being one of many”?

In a performance review I was told that I was doing excellent job when I was in a specific setting: in charge. In situation when I was in charge of coordinating other people or leading a project, I ...
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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 to avoid making my co-worker feel dispatched or replaceble

I'm trying to make a co-worker to add some kind of version control to her code in order to read her code, keep a backup of it and learn from it. She has a lot of capacities in this company that are ...
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How to handle a colleague who gave me a very basic feedback

I am a dev in a big tech company. My team has another developer, and we're managed by the director directly because there isn't a direct manager available. So basically we're a team of two devs, that'...
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A colleague who resists workflow

In a software technology startup team, there is a colleague who is perceived to resist this desired workflow: Use self-hosted GitHub: Open issues Regularly comment/update on in-progress issues ...
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New Team Leader, how to handle nomination criticism

I've been appointed yesterday as Team Leader; I was astonished as I am still under probation, but this means also that the company has given me an enormous trust and I've shown already plenty. There'...
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Popular colleague not doing their work which blocks my friend who doesn't feel confident confronting it

To clarify, this situation isn't mine, but a friend of mine whom I'd like to help. This is what I understand of it so far. About 6 months ago my friend started a new job in a junior/mid-level ...
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Out of the box ideas to detect healthy workplace, good camaraderie during interview process [duplicate]

I know to start off the question may sound a bit subjective as everyone has a different taste hence also a different criteria for good chemistry, but as there are some generic rules for good and ...
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I'm not clear on my role in a new team and now I feel like I'm slacking off

I am a software engineer with around 5 years' development experience currently working remotely and my manager has assigned me some work that involves working with a client based outside my country. ...
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How to motivate team to use a communication tool?

In my team we do not use any professional communication tool. We are working totally remotely because of the COVID-19 situation. All the communication goes through email or Whatsapp personal accounts. ...
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Is it inappropriate to require a colleague to write out a training report by hand?

TL;DR - A colleague decided a training they were put in charge of was required to be done handwritten as some studies have shown that it helps with information retention. Is it appropriate for a team-...
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How do I ensure that my team is verifying all the checklist before responding an email?

We have a checklist that needs to verify before responding back to the customer. However, my team is missing to check the checklist once/twice in a week and those turn out as Quality Escapes. Is there ...
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How To Keep People From Talking Over Each Other In A Videoconference?

With the enforced work from home that a lot of us are doing right now I find myself joining more and more videoconferences. One issue we keep having is multiple people talking at the same time. Those ...
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How to coordinate urgent video conferencing meetings with team when working remote with less than optimal Internet connection?

I work as team lead of the IT Security team where I work. Today we had a security incident (verified via tripped canary tokens / observed IOCs) and I had to coordinate all hands on deck meeting with ...
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One to one question

I am based in the UK. I have a very poor relationship with my manager. She doesn't like me and I don't like her but no option this is the structure. She joined the company in 2017 and I left the ...
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How to deal with a selfish colleague?

I've recently joined an organization. I'm 2 years 9 months experienced Software Developer and one of my colleagues in my team joined this organization around 6 months ago. He is 3-4 years experienced. ...
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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 stop co-workers from “taking over” my work half-way through

Pie is an alias for our product. Me and 10 co-workers are working on different kinds of pies, and people are generally assigned one pie to work on (or multiple people on one pie, but never multiple ...
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How can I get my coworkers to review my code?

For context: my productivity as a software developer is tied to delivering my work, and delivering my work is tied to having my code reviewed and approved by co-workers. But lately I've been having ...
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How to make clear to manager how things have gone?

EDIT: This is the second version of the question, question clarified I work in a company in a team, let's say A's team. There is also in the close group of workers, B, with whom I am working right ...
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Should I change teams if a senior developer is pushing the product in wrong direction, and the management is lacking?

I work at one of the big 4 as a software developer. I joined my team 6 months ago. I am not happy here. We don't have a direct manager, but another manager is "taking care of the team" alongside two ...
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A good colleague but a bad outcome - how do I politely say that I'll need to do it again myself?

I reached out to the team for some help on a task the other day. They offered to help (not specifically in my team but in another department) and they earnestly got on with the task. I'm new to this ...
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How to build trust as a new company?

just curious... how companies build trust to other companies to offer services(cybersecurity) when your employees don't have certifications, but they are powerful employees. let's take the case of ...
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What's an effective way to speak slower and more clearly, after being told that I speak too fast?

Recently my employer (staff and supervisors) has given me feedback that I speak really fast -- and they gave their best impressions of what I'm doing and how it sounds to them. I know I can speak ...
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Working on independent projects, should I still spend time/ hang around with my competency team?

I am working on 3 separate projects that are linked under my competency's team but are completely separate/independent from that team's major project. I have been a part of the team for almost a year ...
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How to shut off an elder co-worker?

I work at a market research organisation mixed with many workers with various professions. I have a teammate who is older than me and has worked for 7 years more than me. Although, she has the same ...
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What would be a good project I could undertake that would demonstrate being a team player in a very public way? [closed]

I am a senior software developer and I am a team player through large independent and individual contribution. Other than that, I largely hate it. I hate the small talk, I hate most people's ...
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Co-Worker working on Christmas/Holidays while they are off (to complete tasks I agreed I'd complete on our return from time off)

I would like to know how to deal with this situation. Basically our manager had a clear schedule on who is working and not working over Christmas. I took my vacation accordingly as I was the prime ...
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My manager is causing company losing business opportunity

Background: I am Asian. One of the asian value at least my family and my surrounding is pay back and obey and it is considered as a value or loyalty to your parents and your boss. If I lacks it I ...
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How to get over nervousness during video interview?

I applied for a position at a company and have received link for video interview which will be about 30 mins long. I am bit shy but I do well when a human takes my interview but I find it weird and ...
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Am I helping co-workers too much [closed]

I am not a manager, but it is one of my goals to become one. When my coworker has an issue with something such as people not stocking when and someone else does it. I say sorry I will try help and ...
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How can I convince my boss that software development needs to be done in teamwork?

I'm a software developer in a 30 person company specialized in financial technology. I started to work here early this year. Over time I heard that the company tripled their employees in the last 3 ...
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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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How do I stopped being stepped on during group discussions

I'm part of a leadership group of 6 at work where we have to make decisions about the structure of the company (i.e. divisions, etc.) among other things. However, there are few, let's say very ...
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“rival” organised management meeting to pressure me: how to defend myself while being diplomatic?

Background This company has two divisions, A and B. For a year, my peer in A worked on tech X for A and B and was trying to position himself as "cross-divisional lead of X". B hired me to build and ...
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How should I respond as a developer if manual testing is assigned to me?

I'm software engineer at a private service based company. Even as a developer, we generally get repetitive development tasks. Now today my manager asked me to help with manual testing to meet the ...
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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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What's a good way to foster an environment where colleagues feel free to express their opinions, if I'm not in a management role?

I'm a developer working in a team of around 10-15 people, with almost two thirds of them working remotely. We use scrum, and have daily standups, sprint plannings and other meetings over conference ...
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What to do if you are unintentionaly subject of favoritism?

I have the following situation at work. I am part of a team with people having different background age-wise and business wise. Since the beginning of the project It happened so that I took the role ...
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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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How to deal with people whose priority is to not get blamed?

I recently had a project which suffered a needless delay of a month because all three people involved thought it was someone else's turn to do something. My reaction was "Sigh, now finish the ...
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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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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 to deal with situation in which a colleague is taking all the interesting tasks

Context: I work in a big company, I moved to this new department 4 months ago. At the beginning I had to take care of a legacy system meanwhile we built it again. Just since a month a new team was ...
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Team asked to stay late to finish another team's work. Finished my portion first and left, then criticised for leaving - was I in the wrong?

Our team of 5 (including supervisor) were asked by higher management to stay late after work to carry out a task that isn't part of our normal duties, but was necessary for the company as a whole due ...
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How to handle collegue acting as my manager and project lead? [closed]

I am working in team, where there is a guy who has same experience as me. However he has joined project few months before me. The person is acting like he is my manager as well as project lead. How ...

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