If you send the team jerk to another team, you’re the jerk

I saw this a lot in agencies, where teams come and go every few months. You’re on a team with Roy, and Roy sucks. Luckily, after a few months, the team dissolves and Roy isn’t your problem anymore. Easy, right?

Now you’re the jerk. You passed the problem along to someone else instead of fixing it. You could have given Roy feedback. You could have worked with his manager. But you waited it out, and now Roy’s driving another team crazy.

Don’t avoid your problems until they become someone else’s problems.


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