To know a team player we need to first understand having a team spirit.
This is a feeling of camaraderie among the members of a group, enabling them to cooperate and work well together. CAMARADRIE is mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together.
An enthusiastic attitude towards working or playing together with other people as a team – Macmillan Dictionary
According to Wikipedia, Teamwork is the collaborative effort of a team to achieve a common goal or to complete a task in the most effective and efficient way.
Who is a team player?
A person who plays or works well as a member of a team. He is someone who puts his personal interests aside and works well with others, doing what needs to be done to achieve a common goal.
CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD TEAM PLAYER
A good team player
- Shows Genuine Commitment.
- Is flexible.
- Doesn’t stay in the shadows.
- Is reliable and responsible.
- Actively listen.
- Keeps his team informed.
- Always ready to help.
- Supports and respects others
- Is a problem-solver
- Recognizes when you are wrong
TRAITS OF AN INEFFECTIVE TEAM PLAYER
- Doesn’t Pull his Weight
- Unwilling to Share
- Not worthy of Trust
- Pursues Personal Goals
- Blames & Excuses
- Unduly Pessimistic & Negative
By Obiageli Buzugbe