98- What do you do when you have a problem with a co-worker?
“What do you do when you have a problem with a co-worker?”
Usually when two co-workers have a problem, then they will just hate each other and try to be better than the other. You can’t say this because it is the wrong way to handle it. I would probably not deal with the problem and hate the other person, but that is not what I would say in an interview. You can mention that you believe having to deal with a problem with a co-worker is difficult because competitiveness comes into factor. Along with this statement, follow up with how you would try to look beyond that to make your relationship better.
“If I have a problem with a co-worker, I believe it’s so important to talk to them. Even if I’m the one with the problem, I want to know so I can be a better team mate.”
“If I have a problem, I try to approach my co-worker and let them know as professionally as possible. If I’m the one with the problem, I’ll politely ask what I can do to improve the relationship. I found that proper communication solves many problems.”
“I’ve always been told that I’m a great person to work with, but if I were in a situation where I was having a problem, I believe I would work on our relationship by being more understanding.”
“Well it all depends on if it’s a personality conflict or an issue that is causing the problem. An issue is easy to deal with. I think I’d go and talk with the co-worker saying something like, ‘If you have some time, I think it will be good for us if we talk about this issue.’ Starting a conversation to deal with the problem with a co-worker is the hardest step, and if it’s done properly, then the issue can easily be resolved. If it is a personality issue, then I would try to be more understanding and at worst deal with the problem by anticipating conflicts ahead of time to put myself in a position to either avoid it or to make it less of a problem.”
This is showing answers by using scenarios. It is a solid answer but if you disagree, feel free to think of a good scenario that will fit you better.