Put the team's needs before your own. By prioritizing what is in the best interest of the team, you not only set a good example for the rest of your teammates, you also signal your commitment to the greater good rather than personal gain. This trust-building behavior will make your team function optimally, and in the end will make you stand out as an optimal teammate.
- You've probably heard the cliche` there's no I in team.…Does that mean you can't be concerned about…your individual needs if you wanna be a good teammate?…Of course not.…It must means that you should try to prioritize…the needs and goals of the team over…your own individual needs and goals.…When you're working on a team…it's easy to feel as though your preferences…must take a backseat.…The reality is there will likely be times…when your personal needs don't align well…with the needs of the team.…
This can be about small details like, when…or where the team meets.…Or bigger issues, like…the approach your team takes on a project.…For example, I worked full-time when I was…in graduate school and at the time it was best…for my schedule to meet for class projects…in the evenings or on weekends.…But several of my classmates on my team…had families and didn't work during the day.…Their preference was to meet during the work day.…To accommodate them we often met during lunch.…
I'd take a long lunch on those days…and then make up the time I'd missed…
- List benefits of putting your team’s needs before your own.
- Name the qualities of a teammate who is considered to be reliable.
- Explain what it means to be proactive.
- Recognize the importance of adjusting to the collaborative decision of the team.
- Recall the attributes displayed by a strategically focused team member.