Team cohesion is very important, but some people ruin it with their unhealthy habits. Fournier classifies such workers into four types:
- The Brilliant Jerk. This is a toxic employee that delivers great results but is ego-driven. Brilliant jerks bully other people whose intellect they consider lower. Fournier recommends not hiring brilliant jerks at all. If you did, don’t promote them, and they will leave themselves.
- The Noncommunicator. This is a person hiding information. Noncommunicators may do it out of fear of being criticized.
- The Employee Who Lacks Respect. Try to avoid having such people on your team.