Strong team players are the backbone of any team. A good team member always helps the team to uplift and get the success. Below qualities may help you to consider as a good team player:
Meet your deadlines
Team players are the backbone of any team. Keep your word. Always meet deadlines; if you miss a deadline, it may have a knock-on effect throughout your company.
Understanding your employer’s expectations
Make sure you understand your company’s culture. Your cultural ‘fit’ with the organisation and your working relationship with your supervisor/manager are very important. Make sure you are familiar with the values of the company so that you can demonstrate them effectively.
When you go to your boss with a problem, go with at least one suggestion in mind for a solution. Even if your boss doesn’t take your suggestion, you will look like a problem-solver, not a complainer.
Focus on the team’s goals
Those willing to set aside their personal goals for the overall goals of the department or company are valued by organisations. Team players get noticed and often advance faster than those with a more self-centered approach.
Whether things are going well or badly, always maintain a balanced viewpoint and resist the urge to complain to co-workers about your boss or your job. Your complaints could work their way up to those higher in the organisation. Instead, find the right channels to suggest improvements.
If you come with an idea, don’t shove it on another person’s plate. Own it fully, and even if you delegate it at some point, be aware that you are still responsible if the other person fails.
Facts are hard to beat.
If you have an opinion, or an idea, be prepared to go into the practicalities.
Don’t be rude
you don’t know when you will need the other person’s help.
Willingness to take on extra duties
Whether it’s overseeing a major new project or filing folders, always volunteer for extra responsibilities. This may be a given, but people who excel in their workplace often go above and beyond of what they’re asked to do
Arriving on time
Most employers are prepared to be flexible and each environment has its own rules on timekeeping. Find out what they are and stick to them!
Sometimes, an individual’s soft skills or personal habits are a better indication of their aptitude and potential to succeed. If you can identify these common traits that successful employees share, you can find high-quality employees who will help your company thrive.
So what exactly are good work habits? Who’s to say something is good but something else is bad? Here are some “good” work habits I recommend focusing on:
- Think About the Skills you Need for the Next Job
- Speak Up in Meetings
- Take Charge
- Look for Leadership Opportunities
- Give People Their Full Attention
- Stay Professional
- Show Up on Time
- Think Like Managers, Not Employees
- Record and Communicate your Accomplishments
- Focus on Results, Not Just Activities
- Listen to Feedback
- Solve Problems
- Identify Inefficiencies
- Steer Clear of Gossip but Don’t Avoid Politics Altogether
- Commit to Learning
- Stay Positive
- Know How to Pitch Ideas (the Right Way)
- Be Comfortable With Pressure
- Look Cool, Calm, and Collected (Even When You are Not)
- Don’t Over-Apologise
- Look for Opportunities to Get in Front of Others
- Don’t Worry About Perfection
- Take Opportunities You’re Afraid Of
- Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help
- Don’t Say Yes to Everything
- Constantly Think About Career
- Always Know What you Need to Work On