Lazy. Passive. Unresponsive. Whatever adjective you use to describe your lackluster co-worker, chances are it boils down to laziness.

According to a post on Forbes, there are several ways to deal with your nonchalant colleague.

1. Stay focused. For starters, they may try to distract you. Instead of focusing on your colleague slacking off, tune into your work instead. Executive and personal coach Stever Robbins tells the site, “Human beings are funny that way. We will spend more time focusing on the fact that our colleague isn’t doing their work than it would take to just do it ourselves.” Read more