How to Be a Team Player
Steve Berman | NursingLink
1. Don’t be too quick to judge others.
Part of a strong team is making sure that everyone respects each other. Every now and then there will be someone who, for whatever reason, doesn’t pull his or her own weight. Instead of complaining about this person to other coworkers, try to put yourself in this person’s shoes. Perhaps he or she has problems at home, or doesn’t feel like a valued member of the team.
Sometimes a little positive reinforcement (even if it isn’t warranted) can go a long way. If someone seems like they don’t feel like they’re a part of the team, try talking to them to see what the problem is. And if the unhappy teammate starts talking, listen to them. The last thing any team needs is to have anyone feel ostracized or unimportant.