Become A Better Team Player At Work


In perusing the CareerBuilder website I found these 10 ways to be a better team player at work and thought I would share them with you.  We all can use a little refresher course now and then on team building.  We can make our workplaces better by improving the type of player we are.

Know the Mission: Align yourself with the company’s vision, goals and values.  Make the company’s priorities your priorities while you are at work.

Be dependable: Do what you say you are going to do.  Better yet, under-promise and over-deliver.

Project positive energy: Do not be the one to whine or criticize the company’s direction.  Be a motivator, the person everyone wants to be around.

Own up: Take responsibility for your mistakes by focusing on what you have learned rather than what you have done wrong.

Be organized: Plan your next day before you leave work.  Rank your tasks by urgency and importance and make a point of doing at least the top four items on your list.

Be punctual: Arrive or work on time, or earlier, this shows you are enthusiastic, dependable and able to manage your life effectively.

Broaden your horizons: Make it a point to learn all you can about your job and field.  See what additional training is available for you and take advantage of it.

Be flexible: Change is inevitable.  Your company needs people who can adapt and go with the flow.

Leave you personal life at the door: Using your co-workers as therapist not only hurts productivity in the office,  it damages your credibility and can contaminate your work relationships as well.

Go beyond the call of duty: Take on added challenges;  put in some extra time and never use the phrase “That is not in my job description.”

“The roots of the true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.” ~ Harold Taylor


7 thoughts on “Become A Better Team Player At Work

  1. Reblogged this on Leadership Musings of a Skeptical Positivist and commented:
    As always, Tina delivers with this blog article about teamwork. I don’t always agree with the value of leaving one’s personal life at the door, however, as I think the best teams do intertwine personal support with professional productivity in a way that leads to tighter team cohesiveness and ultimate effectiveness. Nonetheless, great post, Tina!

    • Ht Trevor, I am with you on that thought. I think to bond we need to know each other personally. Possibly, the leave it at the door, is referring to bringing the extra baggage along with you to work. When team members do this it interferes with the whole teams productivity. 🙂

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