You have recently transitioned leadership of a project to another project manager and have been mentoring him as he gets up to speed on the project. During a mentoring session, he shares that a senior engineer critical to the project has been disruptive during discussions and has blatantly been violating team ground rules. How should you advise your co-workers?
It is important to create an environment that fosters adherence to team ground rules. In this scenario, your colleague must manage and rectify the ground rule violations. As a first step, your colleague should address the issue with the engineer directly to understand why he or she is behaving in such a manner. If the issue does not resolve, then escalation may be a necessary next step.