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Have you been assigned personnel who do not contribute to the project? How do you overcome this situation?
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A little difficult sometimes these topics.
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Hi Juan,

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Hope it helps
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Each person always contribute to the project. The challenge for a project manager is to understand that and to discover how to engage them.
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2 replies by Alan Hamilton and Najam Mumtaz
Jan 03, 2017 8:22 AM
Alan Hamilton
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I have been on a number of projects where people are not pulling their weight and can't be relied upon to deliver quality results. I have found that peer pressure works well in this area - getting their peers to highlight shortcomings and encourage improvement. If you're the PM and publicly call someone out for not participating, the situation will get worse.
Sep 28, 2017 11:00 AM
Najam Mumtaz
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I totally agree with your reply.
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Among the activities of the Project Manager are to engage and develop the team, if someone is not contributing the Project Manager has to identify what is missing, if the question is unanswerable within the term of the project, he has to replace the person.
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Talk to the person, understand what's stopping him to perform and contribute, are there any challenges - personal or professional. Coach and mentor.

If nothing works out, the last resort will be role rotation or replacement.
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I totally agree with Sergio. Good Project Managers always relaize the potential of their team members and how they can add value to the table. From my experience, every individual can add value to the project if handed the proper tasks and assigned in the right position. You cant always have the dream team so you have to work with what you have in many cases.
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Sergio really makes a strong point. This is where leadership as the PM really comes into play, bringing out the best in the team, and getting all to understand the value of the project, and their contribution toward the success of the project. Sometimes, there are personal problems getting in the way. Having an open, professional dialogue, engaging the individual will open the doors of working through it.
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Hi Juan,

One idea that may help is to ask the team member what he or she believes is his or her role on the team and what does he or she believe are the assigned tasks. Sometimes it truly is a team member who is unengaged in the project and sometimes it is a simple miscommunication.

For example, I have been in a situation where a team member believed he simply was responsible for reporting back to his manager the transcript of the project meetings. From there, I understood that (1) he did not see further value in his role and (2) the manager did not feel all information was being properly communicated. With some effort, we found a way for his personal needs (to feel useful), his manager's needs (to feel informed) and my needs (to feel the team was performing properly) to be met during his tenure on the project.

As others have pointed out, the PM is charged with using his or her best leadership skills in this case. A piece of advice I've read is to“…facilitate team performance by aligning team members’ goals and values and by fostering collective optimism, efficacy, and identification with the team and its objectives.” [Kearney, E., & Gebert, D. (2009). Managing diversity and enhancing team outcomes: the promise of transformational leadership. J Appl Psychol, 94(1), 77-89. doi:10.1037/a0013077]
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Jan 02, 2017 3:16 PM
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Each person always contribute to the project. The challenge for a project manager is to understand that and to discover how to engage them.
I have been on a number of projects where people are not pulling their weight and can't be relied upon to deliver quality results. I have found that peer pressure works well in this area - getting their peers to highlight shortcomings and encourage improvement. If you're the PM and publicly call someone out for not participating, the situation will get worse.
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Large organization send people to projects to delay layoff. It is to the project manager to find the best place for each, so to maximize the team result.
Sergio and other made a strong point of the role of the PM on that
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1 reply by Wagner Meana
Jan 04, 2017 2:00 PM
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I agree Vincent!
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Jan 04, 2017 1:12 PM
Replying to Vincent Guerard
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Large organization send people to projects to delay layoff. It is to the project manager to find the best place for each, so to maximize the team result.
Sergio and other made a strong point of the role of the PM on that
I agree Vincent!
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