Ever since middle school, we’ve been assigned to teams and there’s always the one – the slacker. Back then, you dealt with it and then fumed when everyone got the ‘A.’
However, what do you do when forced to work with lazy coworkers? At some point, you’ll deal with it, and how you deal with the case of slacking coworkers can make or break your career.
I’m sure most of you can appreciate this request I received: ” Kris, I have lazy coworkers. Sounds harsh, but there is no other term I can use to describe them. I end up doing everyone’s work. They often send low-quality work in so I end up just doing it. What do I do?” Dealing with Lazy Coworkers.
Dear Dealing with Lazy Coworkers:
This is always a tough one and a universal flaw in project work, so rest assured that you aren’t alone. You want to do something about it, which is good and you should. How you approach the situation depends on a number of factors, so I’ll give you some points to use here.