I think everyone knows about this one: You are in a team, a good team with lots going on and lots getting done. But not everything.
The projects are challenging, you see the guys around you growing and giving it their best. It's not just work the casual conversation at the coffee machine is interesting and there is SO much to like.
But still there are some regular little nasty tasks popping up that get ignored actively, until one victim sighs deeply and just does it. Again and again and... Nothing big. Nothing challenging. Thankless little stupid stuff that still needs to be done. It is not laziness; big tasks requiring a lot of effort get to be picked up easily in this team. Mind you, doing those confers respect of course.
If everyone would pitch in that would be OK. But that is not happening. Doing it once, next time it keeps laying about like the dishes of yesterday. Or the day before. Setting an example, giving discreet nudges, saying it out loud... nothing gets them into the action.
Now I tend to get really annoyed about this. And I know it shows. I really want to avoid that and I also want to keep it small.
So, how do I achieve a better balance and still keep it light and positive, and encouraging? I'm open to multiple approaches, having tried some already I'd really like some options.