Let’s face it: teamwork is a necessity in today’s corporate environment. Studies show that more than 80 percent of organizations make use of team structure, whether formal or casual. Companies that organize teams effectively are more creative and productive than if all the individual members had worked independently.
How can you contribute to your team? Here are 3 tips for being a successful team player:
1. Develop Trust.
Trust is the cornerstone of all effective teams, as it means each member can rely on other members to do their part. It doesn’t just happen, though; trust needs to be built. Find ways to develop trust within the group, maybe through problem-solving exercises that require everyone to work together.
2. Encourage Cooperation.
A team can’t succeed if members are competing with each other to be top dog. Encourage everyone to share individual triumphs, but also focus on collaboration and mutual support so you can succeed together.
3. Do Your Part.
Being ready to share the work is the first step in great teamwork; DOING your share of the work is the second step. Perform your assigned tasks capably, and take responsibility for getting the work done on time.
Discover the other 7 tips for teamwork success in this article from Quintessential Careers
, and practice being the team member who shines!
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