January 2nd, 2015

BonzerWolf

Don’t force people who work best alone to work in groups

Bonzer Words of Wisdom

Don't force collaboration onto talented individuals who are superstars in their own right but don’t necessarily work well with others. Some people thrive on team participation, out-of-specialty rotational assignments, and constant developmental opportunities. Other people do their jobs well and just want to be left alone to do what they were hired for.

Some people might be brilliant at their jobs, but would be “disastrous managers” and “a thoroughly unpleasant team member,” and in this case, you should keep them if they’re brilliant, and promote them over the course of the years on the basis of their solo work. They should be left alone to achieve the results that make management look good!