28 June 2011

A lazy workmate can botch-up the teamwork

You have a co worker next to you who just Facebooks or dozes off? Just stay away from such people. They don't only mess up with their career but will also be the reason for your failure at workplace.

Their ignorance and laziness can lead to decrease of morality at the workplace and also effectiveness in the team. The PhD candidate Benjamin Walker from Australian School of Business at the University of South Wales reveals that one lazy person in the team can mess up the whole lot. One proactive and disinterested person in the team can lead to the total failure when it comes to satisfaction and performance.

Walker researched on this by placing 158 graduate students into 33 teams comprising of four to five people. The ability of the groups was measured by task given to the team which required everyone's support.
Showing excessive interest and not being productive shows unenthusiastic attitude of the team which can be portrayed just by a single lazy person in the team.

Exercises like personality comparison group discussions can bring out the weak person who can lead to the mess. Discipline, thriving to achieve the goal and diligence is necessary for the success. So filtration of such people in team is very necessary for achieving the goal.