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tell direct report to come to social event

I am a mid level manager. I have a direct report that doesn't talk much. I want him to socialize with the team... He does decent work but him not talking not anyone during work except on work related ...
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tell direct report to come to social event

The best approach is to make sure they're included on the invite, and that it's clear that all social engagements are optional. Some people aren't social creatures - they might be introverted, ...
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tell direct report to come to social event

Is it okay to tell him in private that he needs to start either socializing more or join us in lunches or out of office events? No. Absolutely not. You don't tell your subordinates to join you in non-...
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Co-worker refuses to do my work during my notice

its basically a managerial problem for the manager to fixed, since you are on a Notice period and to be on the manager good side as well, you need to handling its careful thou you said is your co ...
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Co-worker refuses to do my work during my notice

This is not your problem, this is your manager's problem You're leaving, so anything your colleague says to your manager shouldn't matter. However, if you want to keep on your manager's good side, ...
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Co-worker refuses to do my work during my notice

He tells me that he will complain to my manager if I do not work in my notice period. Take it to your manager first and discuss the problem. It's up to the manager to find a solution if there is any ...
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Tell coworker nicely that it's their job

Yes you should be doing the "final" test. But interim testing should be down to him to iterate towards a final "user ready" product.
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Tell coworker nicely that it's their job

It is always good idea to have a second pair of eyes. In my previous work all reports went through another engineer's eyes and in my current work my manager always go through the software I wrote, not ...
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Tell coworker nicely that it's their job

I don't see a problem here. I test things before giving them to people, but I still ask them to test that it meets all their needs as well to confirm I can stop working on it. I assume your colleague ...
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What is this phenomenon in a company when it's difficult to find important knowledge?

Start re-escalating back up the management chain. Simply put, you asked a manager for help with something, and they referred you to their subordinates who weren't able to help you. After you've ...
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What is this phenomenon in a company when it's difficult to find important knowledge?

I encountered an exact example in this article: How We Improved Data Discovery for Data Scientists at Spotify : Spotify Engineering. The Mapping Expertise method didn't work in my case, then there are ...
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How to deal with someone who is serving notice period, and not giving full attention

He completes his work, but now, he is working like he is not interested at all. He probably isn't interested in anything except his next job. And that's where his focus should be. That should not be ...
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How to deal with someone who is serving notice period, and not giving full attention

Find out who is going to do their work once they've gone. That is conspicuous by its abscence in your description. If it's you, talk to your boss realistically about what needs to happen if that's ...
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How to deal with someone who is serving notice period, and not giving full attention

You have an X-Y problem, or at least the vast majority of your question is focused on the wrong issue. The only bit you need to worry about is this: How can I let the manager know that our ...
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How to deal with someone who is serving notice period, and not giving full attention

his person was one of the best working person in our company, due to which the management was not willing to let go. But, the company couldn't counter the offer, his resignation was accepted. Well, ...
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How to deal with someone who is serving notice period, and not giving full attention

Well, the person won't be around much longer and has no incentive to work at 110% anymore. I (and most probably you as well) would do the same. Notice period is for handing over responsibilities and ...
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How would it be perceived by future employers if I had quit my job just after one month in, due to the work culture not being suitable for me?

I did it once- and at a company that would be many people's dream job. The culture was just not a fit for me. It took weeks to get me code access, I was prohibited from talking about my work ...
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How would it be perceived by future employers if I had quit my job just after one month in, due to the work culture not being suitable for me?

I did exactly the same. Worked for one month, took my money and quit the next day. There was a toxic culture in that company. I think it was a good decision. Before and after that I've had long-term ...
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How would it be perceived by future employers if I had quit my job just after one month in, due to the work culture not being suitable for me?

Yes, leave quickly and don't look back. And if I were interviewing you, I would listen to you explain, even complain, if you could tie it to code quality and maybe come equipped with a couple ...
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How would it be perceived by future employers if I had quit my job just after one month in, due to the work culture not being suitable for me?

I don't know where you are, but around here it's standard to have 1-3 months of "trial" or "probation" period for jobs. This period is meant to give both you and your employer a ...
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How would it be perceived by future employers if I had quit my job just after one month in, due to the work culture not being suitable for me?

So is it okay to quit this job just after a month of joining? Depends what you mean by "ok". It's certainly not illegal as long as you follow proper process and don't break any contracts or ...
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How would it be perceived by future employers if I had quit my job just after one month in, due to the work culture not being suitable for me?

Fact is that as one person you are not going to change how the company with 500 developers is working - unless you manage to work your way up to vp of software development in 20 years time, but there ...
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How do you deal with disrespectful/angry coworker?

Talk to your boss Have you discussed this situation with your manager? If you do so you'll either learn that the other manager was out of line (they certainly were in the way they spoke to you, but I ...
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How do you deal with disrespectful/angry coworker?

There's a serious organizational issue here. This manager believes that he is entitled to walk up to anybody at a lower level and start giving them orders. Even in the military (20 year veteran here), ...
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How do I tell my boss I don't feel the need to be friends outside of work?

Normally he is trying to be funny by tearing others down and I don't care to respond to that. I think this is your out. There is nothing worse for team morale than gossip or saying negative things ...
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How do you deal with disrespectful/angry coworker?

This is a company problem. Clearly you and the other manager have different definitions of what "Defcon 3" means. While we're at it, in the US, this level of readiness just means that jets ...
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How do you deal with disrespectful/angry coworker?

What you should have done is ask your direct report to leave the room, straight away. It's possible your understanding on the criticality of the issue was not correct, which is why you suspend your 1-...
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How do you deal with disrespectful/angry coworker?

It sounds as if the problem is already being dealt with, but not at a speed to this guy's liking. I could see how this guy really pushed your buttons. Very disrespectful! If I were you, I would ...
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How do you deal with disrespectful/angry coworker?

When someone in an authority position comes in says something like "DEFCON*" it is clearly an indication that there is a problem that they view as highly critical. The attitude that you &...
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How do you deal with disrespectful/angry coworker?

I tell him that they'll join the work on it if they want to work on it. This was at best unprofessional on your part. If there's a serious issue, you don't blow off the people trying to get it fixed. ...
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