In any given work group the need for meeting sessions is necessary to synchronize individual efforts, pool resources together, promote ideas and solve problems collectively to ensure that consensus-based decisions are met and as a result the organizational goals are effectively accomplished. However, sometimes despite the fact that all the individuals concerned are on the same team and have the same goal to achieve; certain team members display disruptive behavior that often compromises the team’s overall efforts. Often in teams you might have members that have different point of views. This can be healthy until you add members that are disrespectful, overbearing, seem to communicate with certain members of the group and exclude others, do not follow through on resolutions, are not interested in accomplishing the goals agreed on and so forth. The majority of the team might be dealing with the differences with respect and honesty. However, chances are any one of these behaviors can cause a friction between some members that never seem to get along with each other. These kinds of conflicts can jeopardize the wellness and efforts of the party. This is when it is important that the rest of the team intervene in a neutral, unbiased way and redirect the meeting towards what is important, accomplishing the agreed goal.
Individual Behaviours Scenario
During my professional work history, I had an unsettling encounter with this specific well respected team member. Let us call him Mr X. Mr X seemed to take pleasure in addressing me in an intimidating and demeaning way especially in the presence of the other team members. And as if that was not enough, he constantly made unfounded assumptions and undermined my work and efforts. Yet despite the fact that this disruptive domineering behaviour was adversely affecting my well being, I tried not to let it affect the quality of my work and how I relate to the other team members. Unfortunately, this problem that...