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Effective Ways To Manage The Crazy People On Your Team

Your team is top notch, and indeed you have hand-picked the best people for their positions, but the bizarre personalities and behaviors that compelled you to hire these wacky workers in the first place  often drive the rest of the staff bonkers.  Well you love them, and you hired them, so what can you do about them now?  The key is understanding each individual…what makes them tick, what makes them explode, and how to diffuse any situation before you have a real problem on your hand.  Like raising children, what works for one child does not work for another.  Maybe it’s time to take a closer look at the people who make up your team. THE LOUD MOUTH:   For the most part, everybody likes the Loud Mouth.  He is funny, engaging, has a way of telling stories to make normal everyday antics hilarious.  He walks through the company with a cup of coffee, stopping to talk to each person along the way.  Although he is enjoyed by most, he can also be a huge distraction and he wastes a lot of time.  This isn’t intentional.  He’s a consummate people person and just loves to interact.  Usually he is the one who brings in the donuts, remembers birthdays, and is willing to pitch in for something that isn’t really his job.  He also gets his feelings hurt easily.  When you see or sense that it’s time for him to reel it in, find a way to engage him in something productive.  He’s really great in sales and you need him.  His loud, sometimes overbearing personality is why you hired him…don’t...

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