Every effective and efficient organisation needs to have all its members working together as a team in order to achieve its goals.
This is the reason why you’ve probably been asked, “Are you able to work as a team?” or “What can you contribute to the team?” during job interviews.
As such, your ability to be a good team player is a great asset to have when joining any organisation.
Fortunately, for most of us, working in a team is not a new thing. It’s something that we’ve done countless times during our school days and our time in college or university.
There are many ways for you to become a better team player and this week we’ll look at some methods to help make your team stronger.
Always try to complete your task within the timeframe given by the organisation. Be consistent when doing this, as working in a team requires everyone to give their full commitment in fulfilling their responsibilities.
Failure to do so will slow down the work process and that can negatively affect the performance of your colleagues, resulting in unproductive output for the organisation as a whole.
Lend a hand to other team members when they are having difficulties in doing their tasks, especially if you have the knowledge and skills to assist them.
However, do this only if you’ve completed your tasks or you’re able to complete your tasks on time. Be careful, as you don’t want to end up doing the work of others for them. Sometimes, it is sufficient to provide advice and guidance when it is needed.
Even though most of the time working in a team requires you to work with colleagues of the same level, you can always seek the opinion of your superiors, the experienced staff members, those in other departments, as well as those who are relatively new to the organisation.
A positive working ecosystem consists of experienced staff members who can provide insights or guidance on how to do the tasks better while the new members of staff inject fresh ideas to the whole work process.
The most integral part of working in a team is the ability to communicate effectively so that everyone is on the same page. This will enable your other team members to not only identify the problems but to collectively find the solutions.
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