May 9, 2016
3 Qualities to turn a good team player great
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This week, we’re celebrating teams and putting special focus on how you can promote better collaboration in the workplace.
Effective teamwork is essential to any business or organization looking to achieve high performance rates, and by combining individual strengths and pointing them towards one shared (and clearly established) vision, you can maximise your efforts and make sure that you work to the best of your ability as a team.
To achieve this, having the right skills for the job is undeniably essential, but what qualities define a truly effective team player? See below for our rundown of 3 qualities that can turn a good team player great, plus, details on how you can get 2 months free when you upgrade to any annual DropTask PRO team plan before Monday*.
1. A willingness to help
A truly great team member will always be glad to share advice, offer support and extend a helping hand if any troubles arise. With this, comes the importance of commitment and dependability, demonstrated through the ability to complete a task within the expected time frame and to the same standard as if it were their own. As Henry Ford once said, “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself”.
Though it might be a hard pill to swallow, we can’t be right all of the time. Being stubborn with your views can alienate team members and create a negative environment for ideas to flourish. Instead, a great team player will remain open to the opinion of others and will follow a flexible approach to any situation, especially when it comes to solving a problem. As part of having this quality comes the need to be fearless, and placing trust in the judgement of your fellow team members.
Even with all good intentions, it’s easy to fall into the trap of giving unsolicited advice and feedback that gets taken the wrong way. For healthy, open communication, a great team member should initiate conversations with respect; listening, using specifics, and offering solutions or improvements if a problem has been identified. Communication in teamwork is key, so remember, be constructive, not destructive.
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*Offer valid on annual DropTask PRO team plans only and expires midnight 16th May 2016. Cannot be used on subscription downgrades or in conjunction with any other offer.
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