The lack of common decency in a team simply becomes counter productive to any efforts to motivate the players to pull together. This gets worse when someone is constantly being accused of “missing their meds” so how do you reconnect with common decency?
Some will say that being a manager is not for those who lack courage to deal with the tough issues such as dealing with performance problems. Although firing an employee is one of the most disliked tasks, what comes before is what keeps most managers up at night. So, what causes you to have sleepless nights as a manager or business owner?
Contempt is toxic at work and just like in our personal lives it destroys relationships. While empathy promotes healthy relationships, contempt drives looking down on others as not meeting some standard and the perpetrator comes across as an insecure bullie. So, how do you deal with a contemptuous co-worker?