Working well in a team starts with working well as an individual. Recognising your strengths and weaknesses, and the same in others, and having the volition to take up the role that is needed.
Working within a team is something that we all find ourselves doing over the course of our careers, whether you’re a team leader, a director, a freelancer or any other function. Openness, self-awareness and trust are all core to a positive and productive experience.
By being observant and listening well you can ensure that your colleagues are heard and feel that they have value, as is true if you are heard. But listening well is more than taking in information, building on the information you receive is just as important and is a good way to ensure that everyone involved feels they have value and makes everyone look good. In the long run, this builds trust among any team.
What’s to be Gained
- A more productive working environment among colleagues
- Discovery of the type of role you typically play in a team, and empathy for the roles of others
Most Useful For
- Any group that works together on a regular basis
- Sales teams, especially those that are often on the road together