Questions tagged [teamwork]

Working with others to complete tasks or projects.

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What to do if what my Lead say is different from what others expect from me

I started a new job, I really liked it and it was ok. I've been doing cool stuff for 5 months. Now I started noticing strange things, I've been working closely with few people from others departments (...
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How to win at workflow and influence coworkers [closed]

I was tasked with a rather open-ended assignment: to document the workflow processes of my organization. I spoke with my coworkers and boss and concluded that this task would not only cover ...
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How to improve communication between manager and employee to improve productivity?

This is not my situation, but something I am witnessing and was asked to help with. So, suppose that I lead a small team. I communicate and provide details on tasks to team members via email. One of ...
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How to encourage team members to share responsibility of presentations?

For context, I've been on a team of 8 for a year now and recently my team has taken on a very big project for the company. Because of this, naturally, a lot of managers want presentations of what is ...
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How to deal with a subordinate constantly being in semi-professional chats

I constantly see one of my subordinates chatting in a semi-professional chat during her working hours. With "semi-professional" I mean that the chat is targeted towards frontend developers (which is ...
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Is this a case of bad team management, or am I taking this up wrong?

We are implementing a new system at work. It's a huge change; changing over from an older system. It has been in the pipeline for 2 years. Three of us have been working on it now for about 6 months. ...
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Client is personally asking me to change a colleague's work while he's absent [closed]

I am currently working as a junior C# developer in the Netherlands. Last Wednesday, a senior developer, who was working for a client I never met, went on a summer trip for 4 weeks. Before he left, he ...
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Constantly being asked to do documentation of work that is not mine

I work as an ERP Technical Consultant and a few weeks ago I got assigned to one of our projects, which I thought would be great because it's a big project and I can benefit a lot from it. The first ...
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How to continually test people knowledge about a certain topic in a non tedious way?

I was tasked with teaching my coworkers about certain work policies, (business procedures and standards in a software company) as well as making sure their knowledge of those policies is up to date on ...
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Strategies for managing older employees?

A friend asked me to provide recommendations as to what he can do early in his new role to improve his chances of succeeding as a supervisor, and to promote satisfactory performance from his team. He ...
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"Unexpected" on-call duties

I am working in a quite big IT company in Europe. Recently we faced a series of structural changes, and one of them was "join the modern world-wide trend" and distribute on-call duties among the teams....
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How to train customer service team to better describe issues

We run the development team in an agile mode. We have agreed that we will have a place called the "Inbox" so that people in the customer service team can report bugs or important issues so we can ...
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Team members not contributing [duplicate]

I work as a software developer. I have taken on another task which is not part of my job, setting up a bunch of new servers for a new application that the company I work for has bought. I am working ...
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How should I respond to a colleague who refuses to email me task requests?

This morning one of our designers called me and asked me to complete a task. In order to have a written record, I asked him to email me, but he suddenly said he was going to talk to the manager and ...
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What should I do when support staff won't help? [closed]

I'm a new hire at a job that has recently had high turnover of licensed staff. My job involves a lot of decision-making and 1:1 time with my clients that only I can do because I'm licensed to do it. ...
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As a junior programmer, how do I deal with conflicting instructions from two seniors? [closed]

I am a junior programmer in the company. Two of my seniors have asked me to implement a function in two different ways. Should I write two different implementations as they have instructed, or ask ...
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How to address your father working at the same place respectfully? [duplicate]

I work at a large corporation that my father also happens to be employed at as well. I was not given this job as a form of nepotism, and have since advanced in rank and role above my peers outside of ...
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Should I apologise/talk to my lead? [closed]

Thank you for helping with this - How do I handle conflict with an extrovert boss?. I did work on my communication and I started talking more to my lead sharing updates on what am I doing and asking ...
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Team employs bad practices in programming, Should I still stay?

I work as a programmer, mainly as a web developer, for a company that makes use of a niche programming language that has a bad reputation. Basically, the developers that left the company have made ...
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Is it common for the reviewer to write down review comments himself?

I've been assigned the task of reviewing my colleague's work. He claims it is complete and that he has done the checking. When I reviewed a few pages (about 1/5th), I found some things (about 10) ...
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Running retrospective with a small, dysfunctional team

I've started at a gig that (for the purposes of this question) is an established but struggling company using IT as a business enabler, but not a core function. Around 200 staff with 6 IT staff (...
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How do I deal with the co-worker who is over promising [closed]

Let me give you a brief idea of the situation I am in. I work in a Media Industry as a Software Developer. Our team has 3-4 people and one of the co-workers is very Noisy. He starts boasting ...
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Manager is hesitant to promote me because of possibility of resistance byfrom rest of team

Working in a small dev team we are having difficult time agreeing on technical decisions. Not always but sometimes my colleagues makes prejudiced comments about my work. These comments are so obvious ...
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What does the below performance review statement mean? [closed]

During the performance review, I got this review: "his job was good but he is mostly an implementer". What actions can be taken to improve on this?
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I have been put on a project that's too hard for me and I feel like I ruin everything

I am currently working for the French company as a junior consultant. I started over a year ago here and successfully completed 2 programming projects. These projects went fairly good. It had it's ups ...
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How can I get a team lead to delegate work and support others?

I bought a small company a few months ago and I'm finding that one of the teams is struggling because of the lead. Rather than supporting their team, the lead is automatically taking care of problems ...
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New guy being left out [closed]

I have recently started a new job. I have struggled to gain friendships here as I feel there is an established clique. I am frustrated with how much I am left out. The team lead and his best buds ...
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How do I tell my PM the priorities must change now?

My team consists of three people from my company: me, my co-developer and my project manager. My co-developer and I are from one department and my PM from another inside my company. The department ...
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Ensuring fair distribution of clients in a commission work environment

I own a beauty salon. Right now I have 6 workers (2 stylists and 4 therapists). The stylists are specialized in cutting and all hair treatment, while the therapists generally do creambath, hair mask, ...
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How to deal with a coworker who wants to be the expert even though he has no expertise?

I am a junior developer and there is a more senior dev on our team (but certainly not the most senior) who, while being a valuable and productive member, occasionally goes on a power trip and decides ...
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How to objectively measure colleague cooperation

I work in quality assurance of a medium-sized software development enterprise and my team's success is mainly based on the cooperation of any colleague, both inside and outside of our team. Many ...
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What are effective ways for a remote team to learn from a team handling an emergency situation?

When a team is dealing with a high-priority, time-sensitive issue such as a system outage or a production issue, how can a remote team learn from the team tackling the problem? Imagine your ...
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How to stop someone from making you do his work

I am a web developer in a team of 6 and our company is global. Our method of work consists a planned "software-release day" almost every 2 weeks. Every developer's work in our team has to go through ...
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Should I apologize to outsourcing partner for decisions which were not made by me? [closed]

Maybe not a great question, but we work with a software delivery partner who we enjoy a very close working relationship with. They are a top team and deliver very high-quality software. Recently a ...
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How to deal with immediate senior member who is ignoring her work?

I am a software developer with having 5 years of experience and currently working in a team of 5 people. There is only one member is senior to me, so she is the team lead. This means that ...
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Need help with employee with poor attitude

I have an team mate that I work with as a territory sales rep. As a position that is expected to work as a lateral leader and without authority, our mutual management team had tasked me with coming ...
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How to react when a colleagues steals ideas for his own self-promotion? [duplicate]

The situation I'm takling about at my workplace is as such: I do have a decent knowledge of a software base and have many times proposed improvements to my manager. He declined them for time reasons. ...
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How do I handle conflict with an extrovert boss?

I am a female programmer who is an introvert. My lead is a male who is an extrovert. We are a team of two and we both started in this company at the same time couple of months back and my lead is new ...
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Co-worker ignoring me

I am a technical support engineer and I have a co-worker in another country whom I need to consult every now and then via Skype chat for software dump analysis (because he is trained on that). Till ...
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Building Rapport with a Team of Junior Engineers

At a past job, I started working on a team of all senior engineers and did some great work. Management recognized this and asked me to join a team of, mostly, more junior developers to help guide them ...
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Coworker makes decisions he shouldn't be allowed to make [duplicate]

Me: medior in ecommerce team Him: manager in content team Our teams are supposed to work together, them delivering the content to us, and we designing and developping to give the content a place on ...
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How to get two strongly opinionated colleagues to work together?

I am the owner of a small coding project. I have 3 members and I have a major problem. My two head programmers are having major disagreements. So far one of them has threatened to quit, and I can't ...
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Should I include a GitHub organization repo link on my resume?

I'm currently working with a team on a software project at school. I am the only one contributing to one of the folders that contains all C++ files. I already have my personal GitHub link up on my ...
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How to tell a colleague that he has introduced a massive programming mistake?

We are a small team of developers working on an IT project within a dedicated department. No hierarchy between us in that department, but one common goal: to get our main application up and running. ...
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How do you stay productive in an interrupt-driven environment [duplicate]

We are a small team of software developers where everybody knows everybody, and we work in an open space. Naturally, this means that whenever we need to ask a question or get some information that is ...
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Team bonding - ideas please [closed]

Can you please share some ideas of a great team bonding experience? We are looking to book an activity for the team to start in the best possible way this year. We are a team of 9 working in ...
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How to respond to a ridiculous request from a senior colleague?

The wife of a friend of mine is a junior analyst and recent hire at her company. Recently a senior research scientist on the team asked her to make a Powerpoint slide to illustrate chances. The slide ...
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Starting a project over from scratch

I have been made product leader for a big international customer, designing a physical product for them that will have to perform action A, B and C. But seeing as the needs of the customer will change ...
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Is it normal that a teammate and I get distracted by non-work conversation while we work together? [closed]

I am often working one on one with a teammate who is more experienced than me and higher up in the company hierarchy. He is really nice and we get on really well. I totally understand having non ...
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Refused access to make changes directly to the live site

As a junior developer, I have been working on a project for 4 months. My project has been configured via the version control system TFS, whereas my teammate's project is configured by SVN. The project ...

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