Being a team player can be very challenging but having the right set of people around you can definitely help you achieve your goals. Often times, people prefer to executive their tasks by themselves because they mostly can not handle the stress that comes with working with other people. They believe that getting their desired results demand executing their tasks by themselves. Hence, they have to overwork themselves most times to realize these goals. This is sometimes true but to derive the desired growth and development that most companies crave-these days, require working with others to get to this position. So, today, our discussion is centered on how you can achieve the set out goals for your company using the help of your team mates or staffs.
The first thing to do in other to enjoy the benefits of having team mates is to kill the “superiority ego”. Superiority ego simply means attaching more importance to oneself than others. That is, while making decisions, you only think about what is beneficial to you rather than what is beneficial to the entire staffs. To be a good team player and enjoy the supports of your team mates, you have to let them see that you always have their best interest at heart. This means that every decision you make should be well considered and you must ensure that they ( your team mates) enjoy a conducive working environment. Try not to always push it in their faces that you are the boss because they already know this and focus on how to achieve the set out goals of the company-both immediate and future goals.
Secondly, to enjoy the benefits of having team mates, you have to believe in division of labour. You have to be able to assign people to various smaller duties or responsibilities based on their strengths or abilities. Sometimes, this can be time consuming but as soon as everyone in the organization know what to, they just have to perform their roles which mostly in the end save lots of time unlike if you have to do the job alone. Also, division of labour can help produce efficiency because more people are working on ensuring the success of a project which prevents too much workload than a person can handle. Owning a company comes with lots of responsibilities that an individual can not accomplish on his own. You cannot be the gateman, receptionist, secretary, marketer, P.R.O, manager, C.E.O etc., at the same time. Thus, you will develop a heart attack from having to work too much.
Finally, learn to share the spotlight with your colleagues. Rather than take all the applause, let people take credits for their contributions in successfully executing a project. Just as the saying goes, give to cesar what belongs to cesar. If a person has contributed to the development of a cause, why take credits for what you have not done alone? Such acts are perceived as selfish because people know that no one is superman. When you let people get recognition for their diligence and hard work, it simply shows how good you are as a leader in terms of managing people and executing responsibilities. On this note it’s a wrap.