Bossy Employee

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about an assertive member of a work group dominating the director: She is very excited about the new staff and is promoting “her” group and has put together a draft strategic plan for “her” group that essentially takes away many of the responsibilities that others in my group have had, including me.

I serve two roles in my position. The first role is division director for a large organization. My second role is as a scientist in a district office. I supervise five individuals. Recently my program received a good deal of funding to increase our efforts under two of those individuals, based on the work we have accomplished as a team. We have hired additional staff that is now supervised by those two individuals. One of the individuals has a very strong personality and has put a lot of effort into the development of the project under her. She is very excited about the new staff and is promoting “her” group and has put together a draft strategic plan for “her” group that essentially takes away many of the responsibilities that others in my group have had, including me.

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