Work smart tips – teamwork

Work smart tips – teamwork

  • Published on Monday, April 18, 2016

You’ve probably heard the saying: ‘there is no “I” in team’ – and it’s true! Whether it’s on the sporting field, in a band, dance group or the office, working together as a team is vital to success.

The variety of people you’ll work with helps to create a range of ideas, viewpoints and opinions. Regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion or political persuasion, it’s important all members of your team are treated respectfully — that’s what makes a great team.

Ensure you are a good member of your team by:

  • Thinking about your role and how it will contribute to the team – also think about how it will impact the team if you don’t perform your role correctly
  • Listening to your team members’ ideas and support them, where appropriate
  • Communicating effectively, including voicing your ideas and opinions
  • Focusing on reaching your goals, both individually and as a team
  • Being respectful of each other

Remember if any conflict arises, be quick to identify the cause and take steps to fix the issue before it negatively impacts the team.