Welcome everyone. Chime in now with your examples of bad employees.
@experienced So would you suggest a cell phone ban of some kind in the workplace?
Robert Sutton, Professor of Management Science and Engineering in the Stanford Engineering School. "Deadbeats and jerks" can breakdown the performance of the team.
@KellyS have you been able to raise the issue of the senior staff member with anyone in your HR department, or anyone else that might be able to help you address the matter?
Sutton: If you are one boss that has one loser after another, take a look in the mirror.
Jason in St Paul: I am probably the worst kind of employee to have. When I see a bad manager, I will push the limits.
Sutton: if you hear more than one or two compliments a day from a boss, beware.
Tim Cole: Executive vice president of sales at Del Monte Foods says you have people at the highest levels of industry are being distracted by tablets, smart phones in important meetings.
@La Gitana Others have talked about this desire for outcomes-based measures. How does your employer respond to your approach? Do you feel you have clear guidance on what is expected of you?
Sutton: You can blame the lawyers, but if you don't document bad behavior it is the bosses problem.
@Steve what do you mean by "licensing"?