There is always at least one, whether you get the warning or not – the real question is what do you do when you have to encounter them, or when you have to supervise them? Everyone has their own motivation great or small, let’s first call them less motivated. Determine how their position intertwines with your position, determine what they do really well and try to get to know them. Most times you’ll find (as frustrating as it is to work with someone who doesn’t have the same worth ethic as yourself), that people who are lazy or less motivated do something really well – find out what they master and rely on them solely for that skill set. Intertwine that skill set into their role. Then as you get to know them, you’ll understand why they’re less motivated. Once they gain your trust, they’ll perform their role or task better for you because they won’t want to disappoint you.
Contributors: Temeka Thompson from Career Coach