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"One man band" subordinates

By ShadowMan ·
Iam an IT Manager.In my department i have 3 analysts and 6 programmers.these analysts are from diferent nationalities. The problem iam facing is every one of them likes to be a "one man band " ..I have tried every possible way to make them work as ateam in every project.I tried to highlight how every one of them is unique in his own experience and the fact that every project needs to benefit from each one's expertise .two of them seem to stick to their way of doing things even when that seem to effect the execution of the project. i need to know how can i make them take the team approch without having to listen to complaints from each one of them every day...!

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Personnel Evaluation Criteria

by road-dog In reply to "One man band" subordin ...

Make them aware that "playing well with others" is an integral portion of their job description and evaluation criteria. If that doesn't help to bring peace to the sandbox, then maybe replacement is the answer. If you're raising kids at home, then you know that you don't need to be doing it at the office too!

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Get tough

by lance.gillis In reply to "One man band" subordin ...

Call a meeting and explain in no uncertain terms what your expectations are. Point to the door and say "If you are not willing to follow direction, there's the door. Spend the next 30 minutes figuring out if you are going to work together or not, then one of you come tell me what you decide as a group." If you are a real #%*hole when you do this, you will create a common bond (ie: enemy, you) and they will begin to come together. Just a mgmt tactic that may solve your problem. Good Luck. Ohyeah, you might also mention (while you are foaming at the mouth) that you "don't want to hear any more whining, complaining or any other crap!"

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