Forbes Article: 14 Professional (And Helpful) Ways To Address An Underperforming Colleague

Have you ever experienced a time when you were placed in a group project at school and you felt like you did all the work while others hardly pulled their weight in the responsibility? We think that this changes when we get older. Believe it or not, it does not!  Unlike a grade on the project during our academic years, there is much more that gets affected in an organization or business: the team’s morale, trust in the leadership and productivity as a whole.

I recently contributed to an article for the Forbes Coaches Council on the topic of addressing an underperforming colleague. 

"When you notice your colleague is consistently not on their game, you might find yourself in an uncomfortable situation.  You don't want to come off as offensive if you point out their errors or offer unsolicited advice, and you likely don't want to feel like you're going behind their back to report them to your boss either. However, staying silent about the issue can be just as troubling, for both you and your company.  This is especially true if your coworker's poor performance is impacting your own workload.  To help you better address the situation, the experts over at Forbes Coaches Council shared a few tactful ways to handle and help underperforming colleagues." Click here to read more...