Tips For Better Teamwork
Have you ever wondered if you are a good team player? What can we all do to work in perfect harmony? What are the characteristics of a good team member?
Teamwork is a vital way of completing projects from the starting to the ending point. It applies not only to work but in sports as well. A soccer team is a great example of effective teamwork. Everyone in the team plays a different roles and work towards a common goal of getting the ball over the goal line. The same applies to working in an office.
Here, we share tips on better teamwork:
1. Right Mindset
Having the right mindset is the first step towards a successful team. Understanding and committed to working in a group dynamic puts you in a right frame of mind. Ideas are shared openly, workloads are divided and decisions are made together.
You will not want to work with someone that you can’t count on. Therefore, being reliable and trustworthy is critical in a great team. Without trust, it is difficult for the team to move forward towards achieving the mission and goal.
Teamwork is social network. Social network is teamwork. The social nature of teamwork is key to getting information across. Communication needs to be open and two way. It’s not just about passing message through but also listening to the potential issues and concerns that arise. Great ideas and solutions are generated through active listening and brainstorming.
4. Feedback and complement
Support your team member by giving feedback and help whenever needed. Feedback helps one another to improve and create new and exciting ideas. Give complements if your colleagues did well, it doesn’t cost a thing. In fact, it fosters a great working relationship within the team.
Teamwork is part science and part art. Some teams portrays great teamwork and work harmoniously day to day. While others may fall apart with disruption every now and then. Being a good team player is not an easy task. But by knowing the elements for better teamwork and understanding every team members roles and strengths can help create greatness and unity throughout your organization.
BY FRANK KUIJSTERS
Director – Digne Consult Asia Pacific