Do you consider yourself to be a “team player”? This descriptive gets tossed around a lot, especially during the interview process. But, to me, it is vital to the success of the entire team and it should not be taken lightly.
I am not a fan of team members who do not carry their weight and/or basically ride the coattails of other team members who go above and beyond.
I am not a fan of team members who are constantly complaining — about everything.
Working in litigation support can be stressful enough without having to deal with a non-team player on the team. In fact, one bad egg can cause daily negativity, resentment, frustration, annoyance and distraction.
I am grateful to have worked on some awesome, kick-butt, motivating, “I got your back” teams. When you experience this kind of team, it feels great! You want to go to work each day to be a part of something amazing. There are so many more successes when a team works well together.
Below are ten qualities I expect a true team player to have:
- Positive attitude
- Contributes to the conversation
- Puts in the work
- Shares credit
- Sense of Humor
Pulling together a great team can be difficult, but it is worth the extra effort to find the right people because it will have a daily impact on the team in its entirety.
Do you have other qualities you would add to the list?