Teamwork, Yeah!

Eye rolling, yelling and being laughed at. These are not things that you would expect in the workplace, but they’ve all happened to me.

Your work environment is only as good as the people that are in it. If you don’t work well or get along with your coworkers, half the work you’re doing may be trying not to piss someone off.

Although teamwork may not be something everyone is good at, making an attempt to collaborate with others can contribute to your organization’s success, as well as your own.

When it comes down to it, being able to work well with the people you share the coffee pot with makes a difference in your job performance.

Currently, I work in a very collaborative, inspiring work environment because of the people that are in it. Everyone is willing to help and work with each other because they all have a common goal in mind; the success of the company.

But I haven’t always been this lucky in the past. At previous jobs, it seemed like every department was on a different team, trying to compete with each other. I found myself not approaching certain coworkers because I was afraid they might give me attitude or not even help me at all. As a result, it had an effect on my quality of work and morale.

Personally, I like to work individually, but when I do have to work with others, it’s always good to work with people who are willing to help each other, all while pulling their own weight. This makes the work environment and team experience so much more rewarding and enjoyable.

All I know is that my job performance is better when I’m in a more collaborative environment. On the contrary, when I’m around people who don’t want to help me, I tend not to care as much about the work I’m doing.

At the end of the day, being able to work effectively with people can be your greatest tool in getting what you want.

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