Infographic: 5 types of toxic employees (and how to work with them)

Slackers, socialites and sociopaths can make your work life much harder than it needs to be, but there are ways to co-exist. Consider this advice.

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Offices teem with unique personalities.

While you try to get along with everyone—whether or not you like each other you have to work together-some people make their co-workers’ lives extra difficult.

Consider, for example, the five personalities this infographic from GetVoIP describes:

1. The hot mess: This person is disorganized, unreliable and just can’t get the work done. Because others must correct his mistakes and help with his work, he frustrates co-workers and slows down projects.

How to work with this person: Offer extra training and schedule regular check-ins.

2. The slacker: This person is always looking for ways to avoid work. He hopes others will pick up his slack, and doesn’t care what management thinks of him.

How to work with this person: Impose unscheduled check-ins and reward effort.

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