Have you heard “Bad Apple” or “Rotten Rat” or “Rotten Mango”? There are different types of employees in the organization. These types are different personalities. They are good, bad and ugly. Good people work for the company, bad people also work for the company, but their motive is different and ugly people are worst employees who spoil the whole organization.
Bad Apple, rotten mango or rotten rats are trouble makers, difficult and hard to work. They make your life miserable. If they are your colleagues, you can avoid them but if they are in your team and if you have to manage them, then you have major challenges. But before handling these people, you need to understand the behaviour of these rotten rats.
These people do not like job or they may have personality problems or they may dissatisfied or even with negative personalities. They may have family problems.
They are arrogant, bully, backstabber, self centered, liar, lazy and so on. You just identify the negative trait and label the rotten rat.
We will discuss on these types sometimes latter. I would like to share how the leader should not be while handling these ugly people. Some managers use these people against other people for their own benefits.
In one company, so called director had all these ugly people in his team. And believe me, it was his choice. Unit Manager was arrogant and sense-less about people issues. He was dissatisfied for everything in the organization, but still was given the responsibility of unit manager, because he uses to give information to him. Another person was non- performing, but he was his pet. Some were mad; some were whiners and so on. He uses these all against different employees to save his position. Believe me organization was paying huge salary cost for the whims of this person. He was not managing them, he was using them. And it went wrong. (He had to sit at home after few years).
The best option can be to get rid of these personalities. But this is not a lot option; you have to understand the personalities and consequent behaviour.
But before all this, just check if you aren’t in above category.