“My tips for becoming a better team player are to learn to listen to others, find ways to promote other members in your team and see compromise as a strength, not a weakness.
There are lots of rules at work – some written, some informal and almost hidden! But understanding the rules of working in a team is crucial to getting on in work.
One of the most important exercises we introduce in this section of the Facework website is the task of talking to adults who have got a job and asking them a range of questions about their jobs. We’ve worked with students to design a very simple Ten Questions for Ten workers exercise whereby students come up with 10 questions to ask 10 different people in work (creating over 100 answers). Many of these questions will help open up discussions about relationships and teams. Questions such as:
- How do you get on with your boss?
- Do you like everyone you work with?
- Has one of your work colleagues ever been in trouble with the law?
- What happens when one of the team lets you down?
- Have you ever had to sack someone ?
Online Learning Resources
There are some brilliant online resources out there which help you think about Team work. If you come across others - may be a video, song, quote, cartoon, app, poster- whatever! Let us know and we can add it here.
Agreeing team goals - Basecamp AppGo to site
Agreeing team goals - Denzel Washington On Dreams & Goals
Agreeing team goals - FC Barcelona - Best Teamwork Goals
Agreeing team goals - leader imageGo to site
Agreeing team goals - Leading performanceGo to site
Agreeing team goals - One-step-at-a-time
Agreeing team goals - QuotesGo to site
Agreeing team goals - Setting objectivesGo to site
Agreeing team goals - success imageGo to site
Agreeing team goals - Understanding The Importance Of Team Wor
Being loyal - Buzz being loyal
Being loyal - How to Be LoyalGo to site
Being loyal - Keeping customersGo to site
Being loyal - QuoteGo to site
Being loyal - QuotesGo to site
Being loyal - RESPECT
Being loyal - The 4th Non-Negotiable
Being loyal - The Importance of LoyaltyGo to site
Being loyal - US climbersGo to site
Celebrating results - Graduation imageGo to site
Celebrating results - Kool & the Gang - Celebration
Celebrating results - QuotesGo to site
Playing to strengths - 10 ways to spot your strengthsGo to site
Playing to strengths - Big Keith's Appraisal
Playing to strengths - Go Put Your Strengths To Work
Playing to strengths - posterGo to site
Playing to strengths - QuotesGo to site
Playing to strengths - QutoeGo to site
Playing to strengths - slide showGo to site
Playing to Strengths - Song Around the World
Playing to strengths - Strengths Finder 2.0
Playing to strengths - StrengthsFinder appGo to site
Playing to your strengths - Know Your Strengths, Own Your StrengthsGo to site
Promoting others - 5 Ways to Give PraiseGo to site
Promoting others - Anti-Bullying ad
Promoting others - Get Ahead by Promoting OthersGo to site
Promoting others - Poster QuoteGo to site
Promoting others - QuotesGo to site
Promoting others - Show the LoveGo to site
Promoting others - The Power of Positive Feedback
Promoting others - The social capitalistGo to site
Respecting others - "Aretha Franklin - Respect"
Respecting others - "Confidence: 10 Steps to Improving Your Confidence and Self Esteem"
Respecting others - "IF WE COULD SEE INSIDE OTHERS' HEARTS"
Respecting others - Give respect to earn respectGo to site
Respecting others - How to Demonstrate Respect at WorkGo to site
Respecting others - Life Vest Inside Flash MOB
Respecting others - Orly Wahba: Kindness and Consequence
Respecting others - Respect QuotesGo to site
Respecting others - RESPECT! Seven Steps To Earn Respect
Respecting others - Respecting the people you work with so they can respect youGo to site