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How to Add Value as a Team Member at Work

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Succeed in a Team Environment

Executives and leaders are increasingly recognizing the value of teamwork. As a result, employee working groups are becoming common in offices. Therefore, businesses are reinventing themselves to operate as networks of teams to keep pace with the challenges of a fluid, unpredictable world. Additionally, research proves that teams are more productive and produce better results than employees working individually. Moreover, how can you be an effective and contributive team member? Below are three simple tips for success in a team environment:
  1. Build Trust. Trust is the foundation for all effective teams. Group members need to be confident that everyone will contribute their part. Find ways to develop trust within the group by doing problem-solving exercises that require everyone to work together. Trust can also be earned by consistently meeting group project deadlines and maintain a strong work ethic.
  2. Encourage Cooperation. A team cannot succeed if members are competing to be the leader. Showcase your professional accomplishments when appropriate, but within your team structure, focus on collaboration and mutual support so you can succeed together.
  3. Set Clear Goals. Set achievable and realistic goals. Ensure goals are specific and have a clear deadline for completion. Goals should be discussed and decided by the entire team.
  4. Speak up. Voice your ideas and opinions when appropriate. Contributing ideas will show that you’re a valuable team member.

Furniture Built for Teamwork

Source elements series team desk stationAt Source Office Furnishings, we offer furniture solutions designed to encourage collaboration. Our Elements Plus collection offers a wide variety of team solutions, such as benching units and configurative stations. Additionally, the Tayco Switch collection features panel based systems and open plan solutions, perfect for team use. Design the perfect layout for your team with Source’s office floor planning and design services. Our floor planning experts work to arrange furniture to maximize efficiency for employees. Visit your nearest showroom to learn more, or visit us online at

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