Anyone have the problem of one group of employees of a team ganging up on the other? We did. Our group of 11 consists of 3 exmilitary employees and 8 civilian. The group of 3 exmilitary folks seemed to have formed their own little cliq and are disrespectful to the rest of the team. The finger pointing and accusations that we in management heard became unbearable, decreased moral, and slowed productivity of everyone. After careful investigation, we found the civilian employees were following the correct procedures while the military seemed to have invented their own un-official procedures and they expected the civilians to follow. The exmilitary folks would resort to namecalling and finger-pointing far sooner than the civilians. The civilians seemed more willing to try bridge the gap to get along. We eventually had to separate the group of 3 ex-military employees on their own project from the rest of the team. This way we can make sure they follow the procedures they are supposed to and won’t interfere with the productivity of the whole team. Terminations may follow if anyone chooses not to follow company procedures.
Explanation for the slow learners here - ex-military meaning employees with a military background. Does that make sense now? Oh we'll manage them, any more from those 3 and they're gone. And we won't make the same mistake again to hire anymore ex-military.