View All num of num See all Photos Philips Healthcare www.healthcare.philips.com Engaged Employer Overview Reviews Salaries Interviews Jobs Photos Benefits 736 Reviews 1.3k Salaries 209 Interviews 1.2k Jobs Follow Add Interview Follow Add Interview Interview Question Engineering Interview Reedsville, PA Philips Healthcare Tell me about a time that you managed a project that failed and you felt the failure was due to a member of your team not performing. How did you handle your interaction to that member? Tags: See more , See less 8 Answer Add Tags Answer Interview Answer 1 Answer ▲ 0 ▼ Okay, here it goes: " My answer is two fold: first, I would need to truly evaluate whether the failure of the project was that of a team member, and if it was, could the team member been influenced by factors outside of his/her control. Second, if a team member did fail, that means that the team failed. It also means that as the project manager, I would need to handle future projects with a bit more diligence and also learn what the motivators are of the person that supposedly did not perform. I'd treat it as a learning experience for both me and the individual in question." You'll notice that I did really address the question directly, instead choosing to focus on a team environment and taking responsibility. This may not work with some interviewers. answerman on Jul 19, 2011 Interviews > Engineering > Philips Healthcare Add Answers or Comments To comment on this, Sign In or Sign Up.