Dealing with a rude, disrespectful direct report or staff? Are you feeling a bit stumped? Tips by Dr Flis

Dealing with a rude, disrespectful direct report or staff? Are you feeling a bit stumped? Tips by Dr Flis

Hi Dr Flis,

In the last month I was promoted to a manager position, which I first thought was awesome! Four weeks later and I’m struggling with a real pain in the neck. One of my direct reports consistently interrupts me, sniggers or makes smart jokes at anything I say during meetings. I’ve tried to pull them up, but they ignore me. Their behaviour is also ignored or accepted by the rest of my team.  I’m in a new role and I don’t get why this person’s so special! I just want to stop this behaviour before it impacts my team’s morale, and drives me insane. Can you help me please? Greg

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