- Think about the people on the team as your “we” rather than as a group of people you need to work with. They are very different perspectives.
- If you typically wait for others to get things started, challenge yourself to speak first. If you always speak first, hold back and allow others to contribute their thoughts before adding your own.
- Share information about what you’re working on and its status and ask for updates on what others are working on.
- Consider ways that working synergistically will be of benefit to your department or organization and share that with potential teammates.
- Observe yourself in group and team meetings – are you a team player in the eyes of those around you? If not, consider getting some coaching on how to become more effective in fostering the success of the team and elevating every member of that team.
Taking the time now to understand and hone your ability to work on a team will serve you tremendously now and in the future.
~ Linda, Stephanie, and Heather