As a worrywoman, one of the things that I have one of the biggest issues with is having a team member who isn’t pulling their weight. It’s not the first time that it has happened but sometimes there is one team member that everyone knows is not actually doing much, when everyone else is doing more than their fair share.
A great example is when I was in a project based role, the team was spread out in multiple locations and we were lucky enough to have a project manager. The project manager was supposed to do alot of the organising of meetings and taking of minutes but to be honest, they really didn’t do anything. When they did do it, it was done so badly it was down to the other team members to redo the notes. Think the biggest issue was that they just didn’t understand the actual detail of the project which is intrinsic to being able to write good minutes nor did they want to.
I am never sure how to handle such a situation. You don’t want to be the person who tells tales but you also don’t want to carry someone. So I think the best thing to do is to take it into my own hands and start to include them more on aspects of the project that they don’t normally get involved in. Hopefully it will start to mean that they take a bit more interest in it and start to really take responsibility for their role. I have tried this before and it actually drives a bit of interest. Sometimes they actually feel they are not included which drives the dissatisfaction and lack of interest.
Let’s see how it goes. #worrywomen