toxic employee

There will always, always be that one troublemaker who seems to make the lives of his or her co-workers harder than it really should be. Whether you’re a business owner, a manager, or a team leader, these types of employees are a major source of headache. Make sure to read until the end of this article to find out the best way to deal with them.


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The Slacker

Meet The Slacker. He comes to work late without feeling any guilt. He is the least person to show enthusiasm when a new project comes in. Most often than not, he doesn’t beat the deadline he promises. In other words, he is almost always underperforming and unproductive.

2. The Complainer

Meet The Complainer. She seems to be complaining about almost everything. And because misery loves company, Ms. Complainer tends to bring down her other teammates with her as well — affecting the way they feel towards work. Much worse, these type of employees goes to the extent of affecting your sales due to subpar performance.

3. The Blamer

Meet The Blamer. When crisis comes, he likes to use his index finger to blame his co-workers. He always has an excuse for everything — and it always seems to be on the account of other people. Working with The Blamer makes the other teammates fearful of their every action, which sometimes hinders them from executing their tasks well.

4. Mr. Independent

Meet Mr. Independent. There’s nothing wrong with someone being comfortable of working alone physically. You should start worrying when you notice someone who seems to always act as if he one-man team. He likes taking responsibility of everything and hates delegating task to his other teammates. Instead of saving time and meeting deadlines, most often than not, he ends up cramming due to heavy workload.

5. The Responsibility-phobic

Meet The Responsibility-phobic. She is the total opposite of Mr. Independent. Ms. Responsibility-phobic, as her name suggests, is afraid of owning tasks given to her, hindering her from self and career growth. The whole team is usually affected whenever she refuses to take responsibility of a certain task, impeding projects from moving forward.

What Should You Do?

Say you spot a problematic employee in your team. What is the best action plan for this? Well here’s the thing, firing isn’t always the next best step.

Here at Team Music, we like to believe that situations like this can still be turned around through the power of team building. Team building programs, like what we have here in Team Music, enables employees to experience the sense of accomplishment from undergoing specialised group activities. This allows them to return to the office with a renewed mindset, enthusiastic to face new challenges head on.

For one-of-a-kind team building activities, feel free to browse through our programs.