Who’s on the team you supervise at work? Let’s see, you’ve got the one who’s always bringing in cookies to the office (yes!), the one who loves to talk about the game (cool), the one who knows how to fix the office printer when it breaks, a bunch of other people who are interesting or a little quirky in their own ways, and….oh yeah. That one guy. You know the guy.
How can you best handle these “Annoying Oranges” while remaining professional? After all, we generally don’t want to fire anybody just for being slightly difficult or irritating. Here are some ideas.