Working in teams is a challenge. You are not only responsible for your own work; you are also accountable for the overall success of the group. Yet, working in teams can also be a highly rewarding experience: you can learn new things, work with new people, and contribute to the success of a major organizational mission.
In order to be a solid team player, start by making sure you fully understand what is expected from you. If you think that you don't have the competence to accomplish the tasks, speak up and ask for help or resources. Remember, being honest about what you can and can't do is essential for the overall success of your team.
Second, when starting to work on your assignments, take ownership of your work and give the best of yourself. Pay attention to the project timeline and always keep your team members updated on the progress of your tasks.
Finally, if a member of the team needs some assistance, collaborate and, if necessary, share your knowledge with the rest of the group. Always work in partnership: Remember, you will only be rewarded when the entire mission is accomplished.
Zelda Freud is HR manager at RF Binder.
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