Important Steps to Your Next Promotion
There are so many conversations about professional development and workplace behavior that seem to center around teamwork, but what does that word really mean? Why is it so important and why does everyone keep talking about it? Everything in life, work-related or otherwise, requires teamwork. Those who genuinely brand themselves as “team players” and show that they are more concerned with collective progress (as opposed to personal progress) will advance faster and will be offered more opportunities than those who don’t.
Being a “team player” demonstrates your ability to both view and work toward the larger picture. In her article “4 Team-Player Moves That Will Make Your Career Take Off” Jane Burnett discuses how one can best cultivate the “team player” mentality coveted by all employers; here is our favorite tip:
- Do your part to fix communication problems. Almost all workplace conflicts boil down to a lack of communication. Making a conscious effort to over-communicate and ensure that everyone is on the same page goes a long way in securing “team player” status. Be clear about each person’s responsibilities and how that translates to a desired outcome.