Don’t put ball in others court, instead put it out of the courtProblem solving has become integral part of human life. Be it academics, professional or personal life we cannot get away without solving different problems that come on the way. Sometimes we cannot solve the problems by ourselves and we need teamwork to achieve it. When problems are worked upon as a team sometimes a very common malpractice is observed in which team members tend to shift the problem from their bucket to others bucket without an intent to solve it at first place. This is commonly referred to as "Putting the ball in other's court" by people. At times in teamwork it is observed that few members instead of making sincere attempt to solve the problem tend to shift their burden on others by highlighting false challenges and giving some excuses. Person A puts ball in Person B's court and Person B puts it in Person C's court. This kind of mindset within the team leads to blame game among the members and chances to achieve the goal are severely hampered. "Now the ball is in your court" are the common words we hear in such cases.
Reason for such a mindset among few members may be their unwillingness or lack of sincerity towards their work which makes them offload their work on others. It is important to note that in a teamwork "Now ball is in your court" method would seldom lead to success. Considering that ball signifies problem here the aim should be to put the ball out of the court and not in others court meaning that attempts should always be made to solve the problem rather than shifting it to others.