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What do you do when some team members just don't get on?
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No matter how hard you try, they just seem to clash.
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This happen mostly when there is difference of opinion and conflicts which can be resolved by discussion. But as you said "no matter how hard you try, they just seem to clash" and if it's having a negative impact on project and other members, then it indicates the team member is better fit some where else. So, better to be removed from project considering he/she will be more productive and can go on well in a different project/team.
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1 reply by Sante Vergini
Mar 17, 2018 8:12 AM
Sante Vergini
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Jaleel, it would seem like there wasn't much hope to fix this situation other than them going elsewhere.
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I agree with Jaleel, but sometimes no choice than forcing them to get on.
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It can be difference of opinion, difference of culture, difference in language or understanding. My first choice would be to understand that gap and even if it doesn't work than Jaleel and Kevin has already given the last option.
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Agree with above answers.
Also we can try some collaborative games:
1. Bang for the buck
2. Buy a feature
3. Speedboat
4. Prune product tree
5. Remember the future, etc.

Conflit resolution techniques can also help -
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2 replies by Jaco de Haast and Sante Vergini
Mar 17, 2018 8:06 AM
Jaco de Haast
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This might be very unconventional, but have done this before... send the two members on a “road trip” alone for a week. They will return best friends (almost)
Mar 17, 2018 8:13 AM
Sante Vergini
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Diwakar, I think it might be a bit beyond collaborative games.
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Mar 17, 2018 5:07 AM
Replying to Diwakar Killamsetty
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Agree with above answers.
Also we can try some collaborative games:
1. Bang for the buck
2. Buy a feature
3. Speedboat
4. Prune product tree
5. Remember the future, etc.

Conflit resolution techniques can also help -
This might be very unconventional, but have done this before... send the two members on a “road trip” alone for a week. They will return best friends (almost)
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1 reply by Sante Vergini
Mar 17, 2018 8:14 AM
Sante Vergini
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Jaco, if only there was enough time and resources to use that solution, but even then I'm not sure that would work.
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Mar 17, 2018 4:19 AM
Replying to Jaleel .
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This happen mostly when there is difference of opinion and conflicts which can be resolved by discussion. But as you said "no matter how hard you try, they just seem to clash" and if it's having a negative impact on project and other members, then it indicates the team member is better fit some where else. So, better to be removed from project considering he/she will be more productive and can go on well in a different project/team.
Jaleel, it would seem like there wasn't much hope to fix this situation other than them going elsewhere.
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Mar 17, 2018 5:07 AM
Replying to Diwakar Killamsetty
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Agree with above answers.
Also we can try some collaborative games:
1. Bang for the buck
2. Buy a feature
3. Speedboat
4. Prune product tree
5. Remember the future, etc.

Conflit resolution techniques can also help -
Diwakar, I think it might be a bit beyond collaborative games.
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Mar 17, 2018 8:06 AM
Replying to Jaco de Haast
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This might be very unconventional, but have done this before... send the two members on a “road trip” alone for a week. They will return best friends (almost)
Jaco, if only there was enough time and resources to use that solution, but even then I'm not sure that would work.
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Sante, looking at above responses and your situasion, I would say to replace the member providing the least benefit and contribution to the project.
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1 reply by Sante Vergini
Mar 17, 2018 8:21 AM
Sante Vergini
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Yeah that might be the best option Jaco.
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Mar 17, 2018 8:17 AM
Replying to Jaco de Haast
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Sante, looking at above responses and your situasion, I would say to replace the member providing the least benefit and contribution to the project.
Yeah that might be the best option Jaco.
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