Working as a Team Player

By, 10/23/2012

Team projects are becoming more relevant in the workplace today. And to be successful, it’s important to not only show your skills as a leader—working with others or delegating duties—but also your ability to follow direction or complete projects that are delegated to you. Just as you rely on others to carry their responsibilities to the team, they are relying on you to do the same.

Here are a few ways you can be a successful team player:

  • Don’t micromanage. Trust others to get their own work done.
  • Check in with your teammates. Get together from time to time to make sure everyone understands priorities and responsibilities.
  • Meet your deadlines. When individual deadlines are met, it’s easier for the group to meet collective ones.
  • Focus. Don’t let outside issues get in the way of the task at hand.