5 simple ways to becoming a great team player

To be a great team player does not mean you take on all the work and relish the chance to stand out. It’s mostly about making a contribution to the overall outcome of the task at hand. Employers not only want to know if you can use your initiative and thrive independently but that you are also able to work in a team. Teamwork can be difficult but it can also be a great opportunity to develop relations and make connections.

Here are my top tips on how to become a great team player:

Reliable

Be someone people can count on. Manage your time wisely to get the job done to a quality standard and meet deadlines in a consistent manner. If you are late for a meeting, make sure you let your team-mates know in advance so they can prepare in your absence. This is going to help you develop positive relationships with your team mates.

Adapt

Not everything will go ahead as planned. As a group be flexible to adapt to a change in circumstance. Don’t freak out, waiting for someone else to come up with a solution. Actively come up with positive thoughts to persevere and power through.

Respect

Communicate your ideas in a respectful manner. Listen to what other people have to say because they may offer a different perspective you may not have considered.

Relationships

Within a team recognise different people’s strength and weaknesses. You are all in it together so make the most of it.

Get involved

Do not just do your fair share of the work load. In order to succeed, commit to the task at hand and give it your all. Go above and beyond for your group so you can reap the benefits after.

Romana Shah
Romana Shah

Romana graduated with an undergraduate degree in English language from Sheffield Hallam University and then went on to do a Masters in Public Relations. She worked for two years in-house for a South Asian Fashion boutique where she wrote articles for the South Asian press and managed the brand of the company. Romana then moved on to be successful on the Taylor Bennett Foundation training programme which equips and supports individuals from ethnic diverse backgrounds to get into the PR and communications industry. Romana recently joined Flame PR because she enjoyed the opportunity to tap into the financial and tech sector. Alongside her PR duties she also works with the sales team to get new business for the agency.

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