How to collaborate with a perfectionist

How to collaborate with a perfectionist

Alice Boyes

We all want colleagues who care about the quality of their work. But perfectionists, with often unrelenting standards, are a different story entirely. In this Harvard Business Review article, author Alice Boyes says perfectionists can be hard to collaborate with productively, leading to conflict, missed deadlines, and poor working relationships. She provides five suggestions for smoother encounters. Download this article for tips on setting logical limits on tasks, keeping perfectionists focused on the big picture versus the minute details, setting boundaries around your own time, and more. “By understanding some of the common habits of perfectionists you can better understand their perspective and struggles. In doing so, you open the door to a healthy relationship in which you can learn from one another and build a more harmonious work environment,” she writes.

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