Working with a lazy co-worker can suck the life out of you and make your job miserable. A great way to deal with this is to find our why the co-worker is lazy. Most of the time you will uncover that there is an underlying issue that is causing the laziness. I will admit this is easier said than done. If you are tactful in your approach and engage the co-worker in casual conversation, you can usually get them to open up. Once your know more about the cause of the laziness and what motivates them, you can try to encourage them to be more engaged and productive. If all else fails, direct your concerns to someone in a position of authority so they can investigate and address the issue at their discretion.
Contributors: Anthony DeLoatch from DreamLife Business Builders, LLC