Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about refusal of coworker to take orders:
My supervisor is on leave and requested me to act on his behalf during his absence. A letter of acting is submitted and signed by me. Now my colleague on the same level as I am refuses to take orders and instructions from me.
Signed, Am Rejected By Coworker
Dear Am Rejected By Coworker:
Apparently your supervisor assigned you to act in his behalf because he thinks you are a responsible individual. That is something of which you can be proud. But being placed in a supervisory role is not always a walk in the park. You are learning this. However you have described the orders you and instructions you have given that were refused; therefore, how to advise you is problematic. That said, here are several matters for your consideration: