How To Handle An Over-Achieving Teammate

December 2009
TeamWork;Dec2009, Vol. 16 Issue 11, p2
The article offers suggestions on how to manage over-achieving teammates. It notes that it is difficult to work with a teammate who always strive to be the best on the team and gain the boss' approval when they can also try to make everyone in the team look bad. It suggests to understand where the teammate comes from, talk to the supervisor, and maintain professionalism. Moreover, it stresses to avoid complaining about overachiever teammate.


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