Teamwork at the Workplace: Qualities of an Excellent Team Player

Teamwork is an important element for a well-functioning life. Achieving success and satisfaction requires dealing with a team of people. You are probably a part of several teams – marriage, family, co-workers. Your job definitely requires that you deal with different teams of people, and how well you work together will make or break your day and maybe even your career. How well your relationships with your loved one’s work is another important factor in determining your level of happiness.

When teams start to experience success, the people involved feel that they are part of a winning group and they put in an extra effort when challenges rise to ensure a positive result. Individual's confidence gets a boost as their team's collective effort produces positive results. Achieving goals creates positive momentum, putting them into an upward spiral.

Similarly, failures will adversely affect an individual's expectations. As a team falters, confidence disappears, and failure feeds. Teammates stop talking to each other. In the absence of constructive discussion, a culture of blaming others for problems begins. No one wants to be at fault, so members usually start avoiding contact with each other. Without teamwork, nothing gets done, and people feels helpless.

Every organization counts on good teams. Effective teamwork at the workplace helps drive the organization toward success. Here are a few qualities that can make a team player outstanding in the workplace:

  • Be Reliable & Responsible: A great team player is always reliable and, not just some of the time. You can count on them as they complete the tasks in order of priority, get the job done, meet timelines, keep their words and consistently provide quality work.
  • Communicates with confidence: Excellent team players communicate their ideas honestly & clearly and respect the others’ views and opinions. Clear, effective communication done constructively and respectfully is the key to get listened.
  • Show Genuine Commitment: Team players are genuinely committed but great team players make sure they are in the office when needed contribute as much as possible. They look for excellence.
  • Always be ready to help: Even if it is not in your job description, be always willing to help your fellow members.
  • Recognize when you are wrong: Back-off an idea when it becomes clear that it’s not the right path. Don’t be suborn to prove yourself right.
  • Support and respect others: It’s important to be more self-aware of how you treat others. Remember, you will receive respect when you give it to others.
  • Keep your team informed: Transparency is the key on a team, so keep your fellow team members informed.
  • Actively listen: Active listening is harder than you think. Focus on understanding and not just responding. Just listen and consider what they are saying and why they believe that.

To be a great team player, you just need to be an active participant and do more than your job title describe. Put the team’s objectives above yours and take the initiative to get things done without being asked. This way you will build positive perception, gain more visibility, and develop influential contacts to get ahead in your career.

Turacoz Workforce Solutions, a medical staffing solutions firm, believes in teamwork and promotes healthy team environment as it leads to the growth and success of any organization. We provide temporary hiring services, temporary to permanent hiring services and permanent hiring services to the companies in US & Canada.

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By Smita Soni

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