Source: Perry Grone
We’ve all heard the saying, “Teamwork makes the dream work”, while that may sound cliche, it’s true! Think about the times you were in a team and produced something amazing that you wouldn’t have been able to do all by yourself. Or a time when you were drained and didn’t think you had more to give your team, but they pushed you and helped you to the finish line.
In life, we will always be part of a team in some way. Rather its work, school, sports, and even family. Learning to navigate in a team setting will benefit you and set you up to maximize your ability on a team and overall be a good teammate. One thing to remember when being on a team is, everyone is not the same. Everyone has their own thoughts, ideas, communication styles, and abilities. It can be very easy to find faults with people on your team and very difficult to find their strengths. But ultimately, they are there to help you and move you along. Having great teammates is an important aspect of your OWN success. They help push you to be the best version of yourself.
Here are some benefits of being part of a great team:
- They help you see things from a different perspective
- They always have your back
- They help you hone your skills
- You have an army of cheerleaders rooting for you
- They offer constructive criticism
- They provide you with unconditional support
- They keep you accountable to do your best
So, let it start with you. Be a good teammate and create an environment of success so you and your teammates can thrive. Appreciate your teammates and help them in any way that you can.