What makes a great team? Well, for one thing a great team is made up of a lot of great team players. What are some great teams that you admire? What are some of the attributes of that great team? One attribute that I think about is unity. Great teams must have members that are united for a common goal. Here are some other attributes to look for when hiring great team players.
Humility is the most important attribute of being a team player. If a person is more interested in themselves than in others, then teamwork doesn't even begin. At the most basic level, a team is where people come together and put the interest of the whole ahead of their own individual interests. Without that, there is nothing.
Being humble does not always make a great team player. It's usually easy to spot the person who has a big ego and is all about themselves. But harder to spot is the quiet person who unsure of themselves and doesn't have the confidence to speak up and fight for their ideas to make the team better. Sure, this person is less annoying than one with a big ego, but the team isn't the best it can be because it misses out on the good ideas of this team member with little confidence.
Hungry people rarely have to be pushed by a manager to work harder because they are self-motivated and diligent. There are people in the world who are so opposed to the idea of being a slacker or doing less than was required. These are people who are going to go above and beyond. They are willing to dive in and do whatever is necessary to get the job done.
This attribute is very hard to instill on a person who didn't develop this trait fairly early in life. It's a desire to push yourself to get better and to maximize. But they have this desire because they want the team to excel and be the best team they can be. There are people out there that are hard-working, but they are very insecure and they want everyone to know that about them. This can definitely be hurtful for a team.
Above all, a hungry person is going to work hard and if you sense that someone you are interviewing just wants a job and doesn't want to work hard, you should stay far away from this person.
Smart refers to a person's common sense around people and how you apply that to the people you are working with on a day to day basis. This is different than intellectual capacity. People with common sense can read the room and know if a comment is going to be received poorly. Also, if a customer is angry about something, a smart person is going to realize this and not make things worse. This person is bright in how you deal with others. It's not complicated, but it's hugely valuable.
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