I like to think that when I am part of a library organization, I am on their team, and I understand that the library’s success is a team effort, we’re all in this together, and we all have to work together toward common goals.
But, I’m human, so I may not always remember that. Libraries, like other organizations, occasionally may have employees who are. . . shall we say. . . “difficult.” If you have such an employee who is a challenge to work with, even if it’s only sometimes, you may find the post How to Manage a Relentlessly Negative Employee helpful. Some highlights:
- Be clear.
- Talk about consequences.
- Be able to enforce consequences.
Do take the time to read the full post. And may your negative employees be few!