Several years ago, one of my colleague in newspaper used to say always-“Mai Kadaka ho sakta hoon lekin HUM nahi” ( means: I may be poor or without money some day, but WE cannot). Those were the days when I was a new comer, young and least experienced. This colleague was quite senior, experienced and seasoned, so I was quickly impressed with his personality, but the above sentence impressed me the most. I decided to make this a motto of my life and never regretted.
I firmly believe out of my own life experience that if you want to cover a short diatance quickly, run alone and leaves others behind, but if you want to cover a long distance without feeling tired, walk with a group. Be a TEAM player if you want to win the game.
Team players are not only those who play on sports teams; they are also people who work for an organization. A team player is a person who plays or works well as a member of a team or group. Teams in organizations need strong team players to perform well and reach their goals.
If you were choosing team members for a business team in your organization, who would the best team players be? Assuming that people have the right technical skills for the work to be done, what other factors would you use to select your team members?
Teams need strong team players to perform well. But what defines such people?
In my opinion, the best team players are the ones who:-
1. DEMONSTRATE RELIABILITY
2. COMMUNICATE CONSTRUCTIVELY
3. LISTEN ACTIVELY
4. FUNCTION AS AN ACTIVE PARTICIPANT
5. SHARE OPENLY AND WILLINGLY
6. COOPERATE AND PITCH IN TO HELP
7. EXHIBIT FLEXIBILITY
8. SHOW COMMITMENT TO THE TEAM
9. WORK AS PROBLEM-SOLVER
10. TREAT OTHERS IN A RESPECTFUL AND SUPPORTIVE MANNER