To be a team player you need to be agile, on your feet, become a good delegator and be honest to others. In learning to be a team player you have to provide your child with the right tools and methods to make them become aware of their impact in a team scenario.
To help raise a team player in your child, here are some top tips from this independent school in West Sussex.
Involve your child in plenty of group work
Group work and activities where your child has to work with others, even in pairs, will greatly help your child’s awareness of teamwork. Obviously, having multiple ways to make regular activities work well in groups, will really aid your child’s progression. They’re being thrown into a setting where they have to be willing to negotiate with others and become a better communicator.
Test your child’s communication skills
In being a team player you have to know how to talk to others and be able to figure out the answer to a problem as quickly as possible. See what your child is capable of when talking to you casually, and then see what they can do when they’re put to the test. Even a fun game of playing football together will help your child know what to do when to make an effective decision and when they need to call another player for help.
Show your child what it means to be respectful
Being able to offer respect to someone is integral to a child’s understanding of being an effective team player that can make a difference. Ensure they know what it means to offer respect to another person, and watch them do this in action as well – it helps you know how you can support your child further in their skills. A key part of teaching a child how to be respectful is through offering the same respect as you’d like to receive from your child.
A vital skill for future success in life
Your posts are always so sensible! I often look at successful and popular people and wonder what techniques their parents used when raising them. A few ideas here.
My boys were incredibly competitive when they were younger, but have developed in to good team players now that they are older