Working as a team could be a blessing or a curse. If you are lucky to be on Team blessing all good and fine for you.
But woe betide anyone who finds him or her self at Team Toxic mehn I will suggest you open a cookie shop and water Business and live a quite life because all the Toxics from that team member can leave you emotionally drained, psychological tormented and you keep fighting a pointless war.
A Toxic team mate can be likened to a tiny drop of kerosene in a tank filled with portable drinking water every effort to make the water consumable is only but a waste of time. You can never do or get anything right by a Toxic Team mate.
- A Toxic team mate as a Subordinate:
When you have them as a subordinate they frustrate every action plan of the team lead. They fold their arms and watch things go bad and then blame the leader. They are what I call wastes of space.
- Toxic team mate as Team Head:
Having a Toxic team mate as a leader is the worst thing that can ever happen to any graduate because your whole essence of going to school or learning the trade is a total waste of your life. You can never be right. You are not allowed to think, you act based on their instruction, any counter opinion to their’s gets you out of the team, fired or tagged as the weakest link. I will rather you don’t waste your time with them, just keep moving because if you so stick around them for long enough you will end up a bitter person.
- Toxic Teammate as Internal Audit or Finance: I will just say Mchewww. I will come back to that some other time.
Points as experienced by the writer
Chinyere Susan Maduagwu.