You’re currently working with a colleague who you have a strong relationship with on a fast-paced project. They’ve confided in you that they’ve been struggling recently managing their workload and their increased caring duties at home during lock-down.
In the past week you’ve identified that the colleague has been cutting corners in their components of the project. When you suggest they flag their time pressures with their leader, they respond that ‘I really believe it’s going to be good enough to get through in these challenging times’.
Your manager has called you in to get a weekly update on the project that you feel is coming in at sub- par. You feel near enough isn’t good enough and you’re not sure what you’ll say in the update to your manager.
Do you let your leader know that your colleague is struggling and betray their confidence, correct their work and sacrifice your own wellbeing, or allow the sub-par outputs to be delivered?
What would you do?
- What considerations would you give to this dilemma?
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