Within a work place it is very likely that at some point you will be working as a member of a team. Working within a team is obviously about team work, but there are ways that you can make sure you are vital within a team and stand out to your employers. We have recently been extremely lucky and managed to sit down with the successful Hermin Salak and get tips on the importance of team work and being a vital team member. Below I have included some tips of how you can utilize working in a team and use it to your advantage.
A major benefit about teamwork is the ability of sharing goals. If you have a distinctive goal path and want to complete your goals successfully and quickly, teamwork is perfect. Teamwork will give you the opportunity to share your goals with others and collectively you can work through them a lot quicker. You need to see the benefit of sharing the workload and how you can all be successful at a much faster rate rather than isolating the goals/workload to yourself. Completing goals quickly isn’t the only benefit of teamwork, sharing goals will show management you have the ability to delegate workload to others. This will show them that you have the ability to lead and work with others.
Taking the Lead
Working within a team is a great way to show what characteristics you have. It is a great opportunity to show management that you can take the lead of a group. Show them that you are comfortable working with other people, but you have the right characteristics to lead the group to completing the tasks. Taking the lead within the group will show management that you have the ability of leading a team and this will show them you are the right person for a promotion in the future. Use team leader skills whilst working in a group. Make sure that you listen to everyone’s ideas and adapt your own based on them. Always look like you are the one that is working the hardest. It may seem small but be the one who is taking the notes, be the one presenting the presentation and this will show you in a good light.
When working within a team, it is so important to utilize colleagues’ strengths. Even though it would be great being the best at everything, it is not realistic. You will come across people who are better at certain tasks than you are. Don’t waste your time by trying to complete a task for prides sake. It will show management adaptability if you are aware of your weaknesses and pass them to others. This will show that you can put your own accomplishments aside for the better of the business. Again by doing this you are showing that you have management qualities and you will be first in line if a promotion does come up within the workplace.