23 Oct Being a Team Player
Many of us work in a room full of fellow employees who are seemingly so engrossed in their tasks that you often feel alone. The constant murmur of chatter eventually becomes a reminder that there really are other people there who do their part to make the machine that is your company maintain stability and even flourish. Does it ever seem like something is missing though? There seems to be less interaction and exchange of ideas than there used to be. Everyone is working towards the same goal but is everyone really working together? We finish our assigned tasks and leave on time with the impression that everything is done. Meanwhile, there are always a few who stay late to finish something that must be done.
Think twice next time and be a team player by checking with others to see if they need help before you go. They have lives too, and they could be in a more complex or demanding situation than you. Having empathy for your fellow workers can improve morale and give employees a stronger sense of security knowing that help is there if needed. It also creates a sense of unity that can only result in increased productivity. Obviously, if you don’t have the time or expertise to help, you shouldn’t feel guilty for leaving. If you do have the time and ability, it could make a big difference. Being a team player is essential for a company to work at maximum efficiency by working together.