How to Be a Dynamic Team Member

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When you become part of a team, you accept a great responsibility. Whether you choose to become a team member for a fun activity, or you are appointed to a team at work, you want to be the best team member you can be. A team is only as successful as its team members. Because of this, it is important for you to be a contributing and dynamic team member.

  • Understand team dynamics. Take into consideration the varying personalities that compose your team. The personality of each team member has a direct effect on team performance.

  • Delegate responsibilities. Each team member should be assigned a task or series of tasks to complete. Provide a timeline so that team members know what date their tasks should be completed.

  • Complete the work that you are responsible for in a timely manner. Consult with other team members when it is necessary. If each member does not contribute their share of work, the team's performance will be negatively affected.

  • Communicate effectively. Great communication is the key to having a successful team. Check in with other team members frequently to see how the are doing with their share of the work. Share ideas and exchange information. Host regular team meetings and exchange contact information, including cell phone numbers and email addresses so that team members can contact each other easily outside of team meetings.

  • Be genuine. Accept responsibility for your own tasks. If you make a mistake or miss a deadline, own up to it. This will show your fellow team members that you are honest and responsible and can be trusted.

  • Be enthusiastic. Your energy and drive can be contagious. You might be able to encourage other team members to go above and beyond what is expected of them, which will make your team an even greater success.

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