October 22, 2014
We added a new staff member who is capable and knowledgeable. Other staff members, however, complain that she talks down to them. Department managers also have remarked about her arrogance, but when pressed they claim they simply are repeating complaints they’ve heard from staff. Initially we chalked this up to jealousy, presuming things would settle down. Now the newly hired staff member says she’s being shunned. How do I improve these interpersonal relationships for the sake of teamwork?