Six Nations fever set to take hold

Great team work is never more evident than on the rugby pitch. During the Six Nations tournament, businesses and individuals can learn a lot from successful teams on how to perform and achieve through shared goals.

Working as part of a team can be a brilliant source of motivation; it allows you to learn from other individuals whilst also being able to develop essential skill sets. There is a real sense of achievement when goals are successfully reached and it’s great to feel part of victory.

To ensure that your team working skills are given recognition and produce results, here are some tips:

  • Communicate effectively, communication is integral to solving any issues and in turn, making sure that potential solutions are provided – give it a try!
  • Make sure that all times you understand the aims of your team and how your role fits with this. If you’re ever unsure, raise your concerns by speaking to your line manager or other members of the team.
  • Always check what exactly it is that is expected of you and what your duties are, whether it’s on a day-to-day or weekly basis.
  • Extend support to your team members and encourage them to work alongside you, this helps build trust and develops strong working relationships.
  • If you’re more experienced than other members of the team you’re working in, share your knowledge and skills but don’t forget this works both ways. If you’re struggling, ask for support.
  • Maintain a positive mind-set at all times, it’ll make others want to work with you as a knock on effect.
  • Hand out praise whenever acceptable and if you give feedback, ensure it is constructive. Feedback can also be useful to you, take advantage when possible, ask for feedback from others so that you can develop your skills.

Team working skills are highly thought of by employers so if you’re on the hunt for a new job, don’t forget to include them on your CV, don’t be on the offside. Make sure you demonstrate how you have successfully used them and what the results were.

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