Being a team player

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One of the soft skills recruiters look for in a candidate is teamwork; this is the ability to play/work well together with others.

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In the workplace, it is necessary for colleagues to work together as part of a team to accomplish common goals. The effectiveness of a team and the ability of the team members to collaborate with each other can have a significant impact on the success of an organization.

One of the soft skills recruiters look for in a candidate is teamwork; this is the ability to play/work well together with others.Teamwork can also be described as the process of working collaboratively with a group of people to achieve a goal.Teamwork is often a crucial part of a business, as it is necessary for colleagues to work well together, trying their best in any circumstance. Teamwork means that people will try to cooperate, using their individual skills and providing constructive feedback, despite any personal differences amongst individuals. (according to Business dictionary).

As the saying goes “No man is an island,” no one is self-sufficient; everyone relies on others. Therefore, what does one need to become a successful team player:

1.Understand your part in the team- always know what is required of you from the other members to see the success of an assigned task.

2.Play your part- knowing what to do and doing it is essential for the team.

3. Accept other people victories-when one member of the team wins then the whole team shines. Therefore, learn to praise others and not to envy people’s growth.

Here are several benefits of working in teams to you personally and to your organization. Not only is it a great opportunity for professional development, it is also a means of making your work easier. Why is teamwork important in the workplace and what are benefits?


Teamwork promotes efficiency of services offered by having a clear way of doing things and each member of the team knowing what to do and playing their role in the team.

2.Idea generation

Ideation only comes when there is team work as people know their opinion is valued and decision are not left to the team leaders only but each member plays a role in developing the ideas.

3.A learning experience

Teamwork provides a learning ground for team members as each person gets to share and exchange different experience and knowledge.

4. Enhanced communication

When employees work as a team they learn how to communicate effectively.

5. Shared workload and a support network

Combined team effort is more productive than an individual’s effort. Organizations get to have succession programmes and rotational systems so that then when there is a member of a team who is not available there is always someone who can step in and do the work.

Throughout your career, it is likely that you will work on many different teams therefore learn how to work both as an individual and as part of a team to accomplish similar goals. Fuzu will help you understand more on how to be a team player by taking a short course on team work and collaboration. Kindly let us know what you learnt from it.

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