23 September, 2006

What's this attitude problem really means?

Attitude problem- this is one of overused phrase in HR parlance and software industry these days. It becomes a cliché to refer anyone who are introvert or with self centered ego. Other day, my friends were grudging about another colleague of mine. His nature is to push the work around others’ table. He tries to say what others have to do in their work, rather than concentrating on his work. Nobody wants to take advices from peers, and this attitude of this guy had got this coveted label. Quickly before going to the analysis, let me quote one more friend of mine, he says “all my appraisals have same feedback – please work on your attitude problem”.

 

It’s natural for people to be independent when they enter their career. As aptly said by Steven covey, people will move into interdependent paradigm only if they achieve success in their independent paradigm. Till you feel that you achieved a lot in your personal career, you will not think about working for betterment of team. It’s not at all issue of that guy/girl trying to be independent, give them their time. We don’t abandon our kids just because they don’t listen to us. Similarly treat those people with parental affection. Industry works in a fine fusion of people with different mindsets. People with different perspective can form the best team. And team’s success is what gets counted ultimately at the end of the day.

 

If you are one of those who got bugged up to work with those guys, try to list what’s positive in those guys and work on to improve them. Having said this, I never really mastered this art. But I wish to. These days I am getting enough maturity to deal with all kind of people. I am very independent, never become really close with lot of friends but always felt the friendship with everyone whomever I met. Feel free to share your best/worst experiences regarding this. Have you ever noticed such a stuff going around you?

 


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6 comments:

dasarathy said...

dey ... all teams suck j/k how r u ?
I finnaly went to my blog and added you ...

Nirek said...

@das
welcome to my blog world bro! happy birthday...how was your bday party?

all teams suck?? u dont like working in teams...

பத்மகிஷோர் said...

there is a peculiar problems team leads face, in the middle level,

sometimes teams may be inept and team leads are driven by harsh deadlines,
then the leads are forced to sweat it out.

will be good if indian companies identify good people at middle level mgmt and start spinoffs

Nirek said...

@kishore...
spinoffs for what? to overcome tight deadlines? didnt get the point...
can u elaborate?

பத்மகிஷோர் said...

companies can make their good middle level managers run spinoffs to cut costs , and the managers can also get good degree of freedom to a choose a team ,

Nirek said...

@kishore
not a bad idea dude! but sustainability of those spinoffs can come off an issue later....
becos the core companies itself dont have a good business plan these days, then those spinoff will go for a royal toss!