Hello viewers, welcome to Skillopedia, you are probably looking to develop you skills towards team work and want to learn how to manage people to be a good leader. Well, you have just clicked the right video. In this self-improvement video you will learn the basic of teamwork which would help keep your team motivated and inspired. Are you a team player? This is a common question asked in a job interview, as the interviewer is testing your confidence and job interview skills, he wants to know if you could build confidence in a team, do you have the skills to conduct personality development trainings, team building exercises and if you have progressed on your own communicational skills and personal development to handle a team efficiently.
Watch this complete video with Rima, as she gives you some useful insights about how to be a good team player and manage people effectively?
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Complete Video Transcript –
You know when I first started going to work, the one thing that took me a little time to get used to, is working with diverse people. because you know back when I was in college and university I used to hang out with my friends I had a choice who to hang out with I had a choice who not to interact with and then suddenly I was at this work place where in I had no option I had to work and I had to work well with the entire team. And that’s when I realize if you want to be successful at work you need to learn how to be the best team mate. That’s right. Everyone loves a team player in their team and today we are gonna talk about how you can become the best team mate at work.
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Learn to respect
The first point I have for is the most difficult to execute but, if you wanna be the best team mate, learn to respect. Respect yourself and respect the other person. Now when I say respect. I am not asking you to start greeting people and shaking hands with them, not that kind of respect. Start respecting everybody else’s work, your own work, everyone’s role in the office and your role in the office. It’s very very important, to respect people and their work, once you do that people start trusting you, you will start trusting people and that will lead to the formation of a good bond. And there is no team in the world that can function without a good bond. You know in the olden days there used to be stories where Kings who were the dictators and authoritative figures would take their troops, their army to war and out of fear their soldiers would actually fight hard in the war. But there were Kings who were like good rulers they were kind and they respected their army so their army would actually lay down their lives for their leader because they loved and respected their leader. So do you realize how important it is to respect people, and you know the key to respecting people, the key to respecting people is to respect yourself. When you truly respect your own life, and your own work, you will start behaving in a respectful manner with others and respect their work equally. So you this one’s a real toughly and it’s gonna talk you all a lot of efforts, but you go to do this if you want to be the best team mate at work, Learn to respect.
Learn to appreciate others
Going back to the time when I was very new at work, I would always want some sort of validation of appreciation from outside. It could be my colleagues, it could be my bosses, it could be someone else at work, I just wanted to hear that I was doing good work and that’s quite a natural tendency you know, a lot of us want appreciation. So if you want to be the best team mate, that there is, please learn to appreciate. That’s right. So when I say appreciate it means you could personally appreciate a person you could keep appreciating their work and I am not saying that appreciating a team member or a co-worker you are actually telling that person, You are the best, you don’t need to try any harder. It basically means that the task that you’ve done so far is worthy of appreciation, is worthy of praise, which is why we are giving you the praise it’s due. But in that sense we are also encouraging people to better for the next time. So if you keep the spirit of appreciation in your team, you will realize that everyone is learning to respect to appreciate each other even more. This thing will actually grow to be the culture of your team and will actually be something that makes your team really strong. So one really cool thing that we would do back in our office in our team is, we would actually have this beginning of the week appreciation session wherein we would meet for about five to seven minutes and openly in an open forum really appreciate the task that people have done in the past week. We will appreciate each other and we would really encourage each other to do better and it felt like such a beautiful team bonding that is something that I never forgotten. So well if you want to be the best team mate learn to appreciate and teach others to appreciate, because wherever there is positivity, there is always growth and productivity.
Understand, everyone is unique & has a unique purpose
One more thing that I wanna tell you, if you wanna become the best team mate that there ever was, is that you need to recognize that everyone is unique and has a unique purpose. Now in our team, every person has a unique role and a unique purpose. We all know that. People come from different educational backgrounds, from different economic set-ups, from different sets of tradition. So it’s almost like an amalgamation or a melting pot of cultures and people. And sometimes it becomes very difficult to run a team, especially you are the team manager, it becomes very difficult to bring everyone in the same page in terms of their thought process and work process. Now what you can do is, you can first and foremost recognize that people don’t need to be clones of each other in your team, because that will lead to the down fall of the team. Everyone is unique, has a unique purpose and serves a unique purpose, so all you need to do is let people be unique and let them fulfill their unique roles. For example, if you are driving a car, every part of the car has a unique purpose and a unique role to play. You can expect all the parts of the car to be the same, similarly with people you can’t expect everyone to be a problem solver, you can’t expect everyone to be a performer, everyone’s gonna have their unique approach, they’re gonna bring something different to the table, and that’s gonna make your team interesting and it’s gonna give your team so much more personality. So instead of trying to get everyone to behave dress and think in the same manner, let people be unique and recognize their unique purpose, that way you will end up becoming the best team mate or the best team manager.
Learn how to receive & give feedback
Another really important thing in order to become the best team mate is to learn how to give & receive feedback, constructive feedback. Now let me explain the difference between constructive and destructive feedback. Constructive feedback starts with a little bit of appreciation and then focuses on the areas of improvements. Destructive feedback often come from the place of anger, ego and is aimed at putting the other person down. Now if I ask you which of these feedbacks is gonna help your team grow? I know you are gonna say constructive because that is the correct answer. So as a team player, team mate it’s very important for you to learn, how to give feedback, constructive feedback and how to receive constructive feedback. Because feedback can never be in one direction. It has to flow in both directions. It has to be to and fro. So you have to share your prospective and be willing to accept somebody else’s opinion or prospective. Most teams actually end up crumbling and facing a lot of problems, when the people in the team are unable to give and receive constructive feedback. So I really feel that if you wanna really strengthen this area or this aspect of your team, you should actually indulge in offering trainings to your team on how one can give and receive constructive feedback. Because feedback opens the channel to honest communication and honest communication can always go a long way and make your team way more productive than it already is. So make sure that you know how to deliver constructive feedback and if someone is giving you some sort of feedback, you know how to take it without making it really personal, without making it about your ego and using all of these feedbacks to make your team better. And that’s when you will be the best team mate that there is.
Analyze your team’s weaknesses
Now we’ve already spoken about how each person has a unique role and a purpose in your team, it could also be that each person has unique strengths and unique weaknesses in your team. Now when you know someone’s strengths it’s very easy to use them to better your team but what you do with the weaknesses? Now make sure, if you want to build a solid team, and be a solid, amazing team mate, make sure you don’t leave behind the person who has certain weaknesses. If you know the weaknesses of each person in your team, now make sure that all of you working in a united fashion to overcome and better these weaknesses. Because in the long run, even if you show a slight improvement in each person’s weakness that will make your team stronger but if you leave the weaknesses as is, you will end up hampering the personal growth of your team and that will lead to weak team. So make sure you are not leaving any of those weaknesses behind you are advancing with the strengths and working to better the weaknesses and this will make you a great team player, a great team manager and all in all you will have a great team.
Learn to lead by example
Another thing you wanna do if you wanna be the best team mate that there is, is led by example. I know it’s a tough one. It’s not so easy to execute but if you can lead by example, you could end up changing and bettering the entire culture of your team. Now when I say lead by example, I mean you can demonstrate the most ideal team behavior that there is. Which means you know, punctuality, compassion, mutual understanding, respect, politeness, patience, efficiency, productivity and the list goes on and on and on, but even if you can take some few core qualities and work hard at demonstrating them and work hard at actually actualizing them, a lot of people around you especially your team will start looking up to you, start getting inspired and will start emulating you and that way you will end up changing the culture of your team at the core level and in no time your entire team will have these principles of punctuality, mutual respect, understanding, compassion, patience and whatever required in their forte and that will lead to a fantastic team and team culture.
So well those were my suggestions in order to make your team amazing and for you to be the best team mate that there is. I really hope you’ve enjoyed this video. It’s time for me Rima take your leave. I’m gonna come back very soon with yet another video till then, I want you to know, all you’ve got to do is, keep watching Skillopedia, the place to learn skills for the real world.