What will you do if your co-worker has been procrastinating, which impact your work?
Is there a correct answer for this?
Hello! Questions like these are behavioral interview questions, in which a hiring manager tries to get a sense of your interpersonal and communication skills to see how you work with and resolve conflict. Answer in terms of how you would approach the situation. Would you try to talk to your co-worker first? Would you tactfully suggest that working together will save you both time? Would you involve the boss and when? Do you have an example of a time you solved a similar problem? The more you can demonstrate diplomacy and tact, the more impressed a hiring manager will be. Think of how you'd approach speaking to a good friend or close family member to solve an issue. What processes can you apply from that to the situation of the procrastinating co-worker?
Karen recommends the following next steps:
- Rehearse the scenario and practice answering it to a person you trust. Write down feedback to refine your answer and keep practicing.
- Research the top interview questions on Google and read advice in how to answer, then practice again.
s this something that is a regular occurrence? Are they normally fine, but it's just recent? Have a conversation with them. There could be things that are impacting their ability to get you the things they need. Don't assume, but rather try to gather the things that are keeping them from getting the work done. One of my favorite phrases is, "Can you help me understand..." This is a great, non-confrontational way to get information. Good luck!