One of the most important traits to have in any work environment is being unselfish. Sometimes being a good team player is tough; some co-workers don’t try or management is lax–it is a sad reality when you start thinking about it. But thinking positively about your current role as well as your future opportunities should always be taken into account. So how do you become the ultimate team player? Here are a few key points:

What does Management Need

Always be observant to what your management and company needs. Although it isn’t in your job description can you step up and contribute in key areas now? If you are lead by good management ask them directly to what they need.

Be Calm and Lead by Example

If the deadlines are tight or a client is irate or there might be a few tough situations at work–be the co-worker that is the calm during the storm! Try your best to be a leader through hard work and perseverance. People will notice it.

Listen to Others

Sometimes all your co-worker needs is someone to listen to them. Be attentive and translate what you have gained from employees into positive actions on the work-floor. That also means listening to management and clients in a respectful manner.

Inspire Others

People love others who do good and inspire! Do you volunteer in your community or have a passion or hobby that can help others get into a positive mindspace? Tell others what you do and involve them if you can. Always inspire those around you to aspire for greater heights.

A Bright Future

You have your own goals that you want to achieve but in order to get there you need to help other people with their own! Help other co-workers, friends and family unlock their potential and find ways of building personal and community momentum by always being involved for the good of the team.

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