Top 10 Teamwork Skills Every Company Needs to Success

Top 10 Teamwork Skills Every Company Needs to Success

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1. Communication

Picture this: you deliver a message with instructions to Mark. the manager of the sales department.  Mark has to explain that message to the staff. But as Mark misunderstood your indications, all the sales department repeat the same mistake, producing unimaginable chaos to you, Mark, and the whole company.

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1. Communication

Terrifying, isn’t it? In simple words: communication is everything. If you know how to explain, detail, give instructions, or just talk openly, you can avoid countless issues in your workspace, even if you work remotely. It sounds like a very known fact, but even the most talented professionals tend to forget it.

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2. Leadership

Beyond those motivational phrases about leadership bombarding your Instagram and LinkedIn feeds, this is –possibly– the most appreciated teamwork skill for professionals. Think about it: positive leaders can move the needle and reinforce or reinvent a team’s scope. They inspire people around because of their 

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proactivity, supporting and guiding rather than humiliating their partners, creating a healthy environment for all the staff. That’s a lot of advantages for the productivity stats.

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3. Problem-Solving Capacity

If you check an average job opening, you’ll realize that most of them have phrases like “we need a problem-solver able to think outside of the box” or “…who comes up with new ideas, and that’s not a coincidence. Problems are inevitable for both computers and human beings. Sooner than later, you’ll have to deal with stressful, chaotic, out-of-control 

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situations and be able to stay in control. The truth is that no matter the industry,  everybody loves and needs a problem-solver,  a creative person able to cope with the worst-case scenarios, able to find the gaps, and offer solutions.

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4. Organization

As well as the communicational abilities, the organization itself is the backbone of every successful strategy in the long run. Likewise, it’s the foundation of harmony and efficiency within and outside the workplace. An organized company works clockwise, leaving few or no rooms for mistakes. The same applies to an office, warehouse, 

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hospital, school, or any workplace you can imagine. Organization means results, excellent ones, from entry-level applicants to managers and directors.

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5. Collaboration

Today, it doesn’t matter if you’re an extraordinary expert in your area if you’re not willing to assist your colleagues. Tip. Remember this: a collaborative attitude opens thousands of doors and makes you the partner that most partners would love to work with. Taking over too many responsibilities at the same 

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time leads to burnout. On the other hand, sharing them through collaborations reduces the stress on team members, producing more productivity and satisfaction at working.

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6. Active Listening

This teamwork skill is especially related to communicating. Active listening consists of not only hearing your partners speaking, but also engaging, paying close attention, taking notes, analyzing, and absorbing as much information as possible. Active listeners can sit silently during a whole meeting to get the most details. Yet, this skill 

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is also about taking the word when necessary, asking for clarifications, and not hesitating to manifest when you need more explanations. And finally, about making sure you listen to others when you’re leading the conversation.

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7. Honesty

Not surprising, is it? The thing is, being honest isn’t only about being as sincere and crystal clear as possible. It’s also about correctness, objectivity, transparency, openness recognition, and loyalty, amongst other qualities. A honest workspace generates the most enriching discussions and debates, not heavy or 

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condescending talks where one person is always right, but talks where diverse opinions are respected and mandatory.

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8. Reliability

Showing responsibility, dependability, and commitment is vital for every team member in every company, from the humblest newbie to the most important execs. Every company needs to have a trustable team,  one in which each member demonstrates trustworthiness and compromise. Can you imagine a company where nobody 

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knows what’s going to happen with Jane, who hasn’t shown up for three days and doesn’t answer the calls? Or can you picture an office where Carl delays all team members because of his laziness? (You’ve most probably been here). The horror! That’s why reliability is a must when it comes to teamwork skills.

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9. Respectfulness

Most of the interpersonal abilities are nothing without respectfulness. This quality is more than a teamwork skill, it’s the basis of human relationships. It’s key to communicate, lead, be honest, and so forth. Professionals who can control their pride and be humble to listen, learn, and accept their mistakes, who can understand 

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and tolerate different personalities and points of view, and who prefer not to brag, are highly valuable for every workforce. And those teammates, managers, and CEOs who prefer to be silent when succeeding rather than humiliating gain the most respect.

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10. Empathy

Last but not least. Empathy is key to grant equity, tolerance, and justice to the workplace. Wearing other’s shoes is paramount to understand their problems and difficulties to help them out. Empathetic professionals are better at organizing, communicating, actively listening, and leading. Likewise, they can think outside of the 

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box to realize what partners are struggling or having a bad time at the work. As a result, they’re the builders of a communicative workplace where respect and honesty reign the scene. Not to mention that empathy is primordial in every type of work related to dealing with customers.

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