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    My teammate wants me to follow his idea for the project

    I am working in a private firm. I and one of my colleagues are working on a particular project. I have a very brilliant idea for the project but my teammate wants me to follow his idea for the project. I have tried to convince him but he is not agreeing all. What to do in such a situation?

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    Re: My teammate wants me to follow his idea for the project

    Hello,

    In a project team work is essential for success. Every member of the team should have the
    paticence to listen to the other's idea and they should be ready to adopt the best idea for the sake
    of the project. You should talk to your project team and find out what they say about your idea, if
    they agree with you then you can go ahead with your idea but if they don't then should be ready to
    listen to what thay have to say.

    Bye,

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    Re: My teammate wants me to follow his idea for the project

    Hi friend
    You may be talk to your higher authority and express your idea in front of your higher authority persons. And tell him/her that I have a better as compare to the present idea. And it will also help in our project. Tell to your higher that your project in charge would not hear your idea. He/she always says to work under my colleagues. Due to this impact your work performance is also simultaneously decrease day by day. Said to your higher authority that please take a necessary step on my problem or otherwise shift me in a different project.
    Thank you

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    Re: My teammate wants me to follow his idea for the project

    This is a common problem often seen in the private companies where there are teams handling a particular project rather than individuals.It is a common thing that there will be various ideas and various ways of accomplishing tasks by each and every individual since everyone is unique in some way or the other.
    It is also natural that everyone likes his/her ideas and plans to get accepted,formulated and implemented.The same has happened with your teammate or rather your colleague.However,there is no space of this kind of imbalance of the ideas.It should be always followed that the best of the ideas are chosen.
    Since he is not agreeing to what you are saying so this matter requires the interference of the higher authority above you both to decide in this matter.However,since he is your colleague as well as teammate, so you should atleast try from your personal level.You should approach him,tell what are the faults in his ideas,what are the advantages in yours and how his plans can be backfired.However,it is required that you both first discuss each other plan's merits and demerits and then come to a common platform of understanding and formulate a new modified plan.This will be the best alternative for you both.Otherwise you can definitely go to the higher authority and ask him/her to interfere in this matter.

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    Re: My teammate wants me to follow his idea for the project

    Hi aspirant

    Now this is a very tricky situation for you and you and your teammate better solve this matter in a mutual kind of way rather than arguing and fighting over it uselessly.Your teammate should not be so adamant and should atleast consider your idea also. Then you both can point out the pros and cons of both the ideas and choose that which will be the best for your project. Only a good team effort will take you somewhere.

    I know that you have convinced him many times but you should give it another try. This time you should tell him that you don't want to argue or fight with him but just want to tell him that it will be better for your team if you sit and discuss both the ideas together. Then we can decide which idea will be the most suitable for this project and hence proceed accordingly. You hope that he will comply with your wishes and do as you say.

    I am sure that your teammate will certainly agree with you on this. Good luck

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    Re: My teammate wants me to follow his idea for the project

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I am working in a private firm. I and one of my colleagues are working on a particular project. I have a very brilliant idea for the project but my teammate wants me to follow his idea for the project. I have tried to convince him but he is not agreeing all. What to do in such a situation?
    Dear guest,

    You say that you have a brilliant plan for the project, but still your team mate wants his plan to be implimented. Very well.
    1. If you have not told him your plan then first tell him that you want to tell him your plan and explain it to him clearly. Still if he doesn't budge then.
    2. Tell him you are not satisfied with his plan and hence you want some senior to listen to both your plans and then chose the best one. Tell him that you both shall agree to the seniors decision.
    3. Tell your senior the problem you both are facing and I am sure your senior will help out.
    4. If he agrees that your plan is good then your team mate should also join in. If he says its not good then you need to agree with your team mate.

    Thank you...

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    Re: My teammate wants me to follow his idea for the project

    Hello, This a joint venture.So both of you should respect each others ideas,consider them individually and then come up with the final execution.In this case you are considering your idea to be 'the best' and viceversa.But let me tell you this is not the time to waste time with a confusion! Both of you should sit together with your own individual ideas.You highlight the merits and demerits (if any )of your concept,and your colleague will also do the same.One with more merit should be choosen.If required both the ideas can be punched and then put to use!

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    Re: My teammate wants me to follow his idea for the project

    Dear friend you are working in a pvt firm.You and one of your colleagues are working on a particular project.You have a brilliant idea but your teammate wants me to follow his idea for the project.You have tried to convince
    him but he is not agreeing all.what to do in such a situation?

    Friend, if you have the confidence that your idea is really better than your colleagues idea then you need not worry.You convince your all team members' that your idea is brilliant here, it has 2,3,fold better merits to your idea .You must convince all gradually even you can report to your boss who delivered the project to you.

    Thank You,

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    Re: My teammate wants me to follow his idea for the project

    See, while working in a team, such issues are very natural to arise, instead of working solely on your plan or your team mates plan, find out a plan collaborating both the plans. Work on the pros and cons of both the plans, and then find out a good and a efficient plan. Interaction and communication is very necessary while working in team, do interact with your team mates and surely you will find a way out. Try explaining him your plan in a good way, and also listen to him too. Mutual understanding is very necessary for a team. Try understanding each other and find out ways to tackle misunderstanding and let no issues creep in. All the best with your project

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    Re: My teammate wants me to follow his idea for the project

    This is really a complex situation as you both want to work on your own idea. The only thing that you both can do is to listen to each other ideas and compare your ideas and try to find which would be best.If you both are unable to do this than you can take help of any of your senior making him as a judge and explain your plans to him. Being an experienced personnel he will definitely help you in finding the best of the both. Also you both will not have any bad feeling due to the decision of third person.Instead of fighting you must have one thing in mind that your priority is to complete the project. So keeping this into mind you have to take sensible decision.

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    Re: My teammate wants me to follow his idea for the project

    If you both are working on the same projects then you should include the ideas of both because both are responsible for that project and if you will make this type of dispute during the project then this will not be good for the image of both of you in the company and your company will leave giving you responsibility for any project at all that is why you need to focus on projects

    Both are qualified and having enough knowledge about business and corporate so you should try to keep the ideas of both people because if you will say that project should be completed according to you then this will not be good but if you say that you will not accept that idea of that person then you must not do this because values of the thoughts is the same for you and your colleague that is why you should respect the thinking of each other and convey him that project will be completed according to both men then he will be agree on this

    All the best

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    Re: My teammate wants me to follow his idea for the project

    A very difficult query.

    First of all decide who is senior in that project.

    The senoir one should lead the project.

    If you are senior then you have to make your behaviour some strict.

    You have to make him follow him in your project with the help of strictness.

    If he is senior then you will have to follow him.

    After starting the project when his ideas become proving wrong then you should realize him.

    At that time it will become easy for him to understand.

    At he is starting the project even on wrong path then you need to tell about this to your boss with good reasons.

    So you have to keep steps very finely in such situation.

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    Re: My teammate wants me to follow his idea for the project

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I am working in a private firm. I and one of my colleagues are working on a particular project. I have a very brilliant idea for the project but my teammate wants me to follow his idea for the project. I have tried to convince him but he is not agreeing all. What to do in such a situation?
    Hello Aspirant,

    It is good to have good idea,but your team mate is not getting agreed for it.So try to convince him logically to accept it and to implement it. But if still he is not getting agreed, report the matter to your team leader and request him to convince your team mate to accept the idea because if good idea is not implemented, the project may not be a success in time for which I may also be held responsible. So, if the concerned member is not getting agreed, kindly change him from my team and spare me some other good employees.


    Thanks.

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    Re: My teammate wants me to follow his idea for the project

    Every one has a good idea nd they consider it as a good one and brilliant one.. But the problem comes during the implementation of idea which is very important for an completion of project.. If you have good idea and also you have a better understanding of your ideas to be implemented then take a step forward present the idea and its implementation to your team leader and not to your colleague he will take the right and responsible decision towards the development of project

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    Re: My teammate wants me to follow his idea for the project

    hello,
    tell your boss about the situation and show him your project and ask him that you want to do that and you want a new team to do this and say that you team leader is not listening to his idea and he dint bother at all.
    explain about your project and what are the merits of your project and what is the use of it in future that is future scope.if your boss listen to your words and if he agrees then its ok or else go to another company and show your project and get a job.
    thank you..........

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    Re: My teammate wants me to follow his idea for the project

    in a team project,it is very much important that ideas of the members should not clash.
    in any situation when it clashes we should convince each other by mentioning the merits and demerits of all ideas.
    or it may selected on the basis of seniority.
    like if there is a team leader then all member should propose his idea to team leader and let him decide.
    but in most of the cases members are of same post or rank.so in that case,simply you have to convince.
    if you are thinking that your idea is better than him then show a demo to him so that he can understand the empowerment of your idea.

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