I had an experience today that was very annoying. I went to work with a new employee and encountered an existing employee who has a terrible attitude. This person just can't take coaching from anyone but her immediate supervisor. I am happy that at least he can talk to her, but it is frustrating to get the eye-rolls and push-back from her. I feel that she thinks I am picking on her or that I have it in for her. This is not true. I just want her to do her job to the correct standards. Why is it so difficult for some people to take direction?
I get along great with most people. I can coach, correct and train them and move on. I have talked one-on-one with this manager and explained that I just want to help her to know where she can improve in her management skills, but it doesn't seem to help. I don't want to drive her away or make her so mad that she quits, that will make life harder for the other managers. I also don't want her there just because she is a management body to fill a space.
I suppose this is just a venting post. Unless someone has some great advice on how to deal with this person. I have tried all of my tricks and nothing is working.
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