This cast describes how to have a discussion with a direct whose personal odor is affecting their teammates.

We get asked "the body odor question" a lot, and everyone seems stunned that we actually have an answer. Usually, a manager just mentions it in passing. "Well, thanks for this other help...but even YOU can't help with THIS problem." In keeping with their tone, I say, "what's that?" Their reply of "I got a guy who is creating problems on the team. It's ...uhhhh... it's like... he uhhhh..."

"Body Odor?"

"How did you know?"

The fact is, we ALL smell. If you don't think you do, you're mistaken, and that deodorant or antiperspirant in your bathroom closet, to say nothing of the eau de toilette, cologne, perfume, and scented toothpaste and body lotion you likely have there as well.

And so, it's going to happen that you will have to have a conversation with one of your directs about their personal scent. Here's how.

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