Aaron Gouveia has worked as the Content Manager of Salary.com since 2011. Prior to that, he was an award-winning journalist at several prominent New England newspapers. Read more...
Every coworker should bring unique strengths and special skills to the table. If you’re working in a team environment, you’ll likely use each individual’s strong points for the benefit of the team to get optimal results.
Unless you’re dealing with Dead Weight.
Simply put, The Dead Weight is useless and shows no desire to do anything but the bare minimum. Unhappy in their jobs and checked out long ago, these people have no interest in succeeding at work because all they want to do is just enough not to get fired so they can keep collecting a paycheck. Unfortunately, you usually deal with these people by picking up their slack.