My co-worker is very talkative; They are good leggings for work: ask HR

Johnny C. Taylor Jr.

A talkative coworker can sometimes be a distraction for others in the workplace.

Johnny C. Taylor Jr., a human resources expert, is addressing his questions as part of a series for USA TODAY. Taylor is president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management, the world’s largest professional human resources society.

The questions are sent by the readers, and Taylor’s answers below have been edited for further extension and clarity.

I have a question? Do you have a question about human resources or work related that you want me to answer? Send it here.

Question: There is a social butterfly in my team that everyone likes, but it seems that he spends more time distracting us than working. Something has to change, but I don’t want to get her in trouble. That I have to do? – Anonymous

Johnny C. Taylor Jr .: In the workplace, you will surely find people with different personalities, cultural backgrounds and ideas. And this is good!

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