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Ten Qualities of a Team Player

Friday, 20 July 2012

Updated: 2/11/2015

Today on Let's Get Working we'll have a look at the ten qualities of a team player. A lot of problems in the work place are caused by a breakdown in teamwork. By reading the following you can make sure that you're the best team player you can be.

1. A team player is reliable

  • They get their work done.
  • They work hard and meet commitments.
  • They do what they say they are going to do
  • They are consistent and can be counted on all the time.

2. A team player communicates constructively

  • They speak up and express their thoughts and ideas clearly, directly and honestly.
  • They have respect for others and for the work of the team.
  • They communicate in a positive, confident, and respectful manner.

3. A team player listens actively

  • Good listeners are essential for teams
  • They can absorb, understand, and consider ideas and points of view from other people without arguing every point.
  • They can receive criticism without reacting defensively.
  • They listen first and speak second so that a meaningful dialogue can be achieved.

4. A team player functions as an active part of the team

  • Good team players are active participants.
  • They come prepared to listen and speak up in discussions.
  • They are fully engaged in the work of the team and do not sit quietly on the sidelines.
  • They take initiative to help make things happen by volunteering for tasks and asking: What contribution can I make to help the team achieve success?

5. A team player shares openly and willingly

  • Good team players share information, knowledge, and experience. They keep other team members informed.

6. A team player cooperates and pitches in to help

  • A good team player cooperates with others without dominating the group and doing everything their way.
  • They respond to requests for assistance and take the initiative to offer help when they see someone needs it.

7. A team player exhibits flexibility

  • A good team player can roll with the punches and adapt to ever-changing situations. They don't complain or get stressed out when something new happens or needs to be changed.
  • They can consider different points of views and compromise when needed.
  • Strong team players are firm in their thoughts yet open to what others have to offer.

8. A team player shows commitment to the team

  • Good team players care about the quality of their work and that of their team's. They also put in good effort, and help their teammates to do the same.
  • They offer suggestions that can help improve the work of the team or the way they do things, in an effort to make the team work better together.

9. A team player is a good problem-solver

  • Good team players are willing to deal with all kinds of problems in a solutions-oriented manner.
  • They don't look at the situation and ignore it because it is to hard.
  • They don't look for someone to blame for the current situation.

10. A team player treats others in a respectful and supportive manner

  • They are consistently courteous and considerate.
  • They show understanding and the appropriate support of other team members to help get the job done.
  • They have a sense of humour and know how to have fun (and all teams can use a bit of both).
  • They deal with other people in a professional manner.

Until next time, Steven

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Previous Comments

laila from hyderabad posted on 16 Sep 2015
helped me alot in doing my discourses

Kome from Abuja Nigeria posted on 5 Feb 2015
Was reading for an exam and came across this. It really helped a lot. Thanks.

john from australia posted on 27 Oct 2014
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NORA REED from RUTLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL posted on 17 Sep 2014

jose carlos from rutland middle scool posted on 17 Sep 2014
i just really love this article

Anna from New York posted on 3 Sep 2014
Thanks it helped a lot.

Jenna from Goulburn posted on 25 Jun 2014
A good team member is good

Dhananjay Kalantre Head HR from Sangli India posted on 28 Feb 2014
the article really focused on qualities if team player whivh require to work in team work. congrates

nesiga annet from butaleja posted on 6 Jan 2014
is an educating article and am encouraging fellow team leaders to emulate so.

JJ from Leamington posted on 23 May 2013
You Got It Perfectly Correct o

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