January 3, 2020

Not right


By the time you know one of your team is not right for the team, seven gets you ten that everyone else knows too. They’ll have spotted the big things you’ve seen and a bunch of the little things too, the kind of things that only come out when you’re actively buried in the doing. Like the seventeen ways they let their colleagues down on delivery, the thirteen eye rolling moments at the last offsite, the lack of engagement when the tough get going. Rest assured, when you know, they all know.

Then what? Let it slide, find ways to manage around the problem, add new people to shore up things that shouldn’t or wouldn’t be falling down. Or … deal with it? Give them the feedback they need and the corrective path to follow, and hold them accountable for the benefit of the team.

Skippy strategy: When you know, deal with it.