Darren works in Finance. The Finance team has recently grown in size and Darren has struggled to adapt to the ever-growing team. He lets his feelings known at every available opportunity, both in and outside of meetings. Since his disgruntlement kicked in, he has also started to focus entirely on his own work and seems reluctant to help others. It appears that Daz is not the team player he once was in the good old days of number crunching fun.
Not surprisingly, Darren’s negative behaviour is also having a knock-on effect on the rest of the team. Darren knows this, but he simply doesn’t care. He just cracks on with his own work, cocooned in his own little silo. As a result, his behaviour is impacting not only on individuals in the team but also on project deadlines and the department’s productivity as a whole.
Darren is suffering from a serious lack of self-management. Do you manage yourself effectively? How is your behaviour impacting on your colleagues?
Grab a brew and take 10 minutes to answer the following questions. Then take positive action to work on how you manage yourself.
On the whole, I would say that I personally work better a) on my own or b) as part of a team?
Would my colleagues agree with my view?
On a scale of 1-10 (-with 1 being lowest/10-highest), to what extent would I say that I take complete ownership and accountability for job requests that come my way?
How could I improve/in what areas?
Under what sort of circumstances does my behaviour generally change in work situations?
How well am I able to control any personal negative behaviours?
To what extent does my behaviour impact on my colleagues at work and vice versa?
On a scale of 1-10, to what extent would I say that I am able to find amicable solutions to issues in order to keep projects moving?
How could I improve/In what areas?
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