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Qualities that will get you noticed at work: What working teamwork can do for your career

Updated on June 30, 2013

What is a good leader

Teamwork at work

The organization should be able to conform to the changing environment and produce quality service, diverse personnel and effective work for a company to succeed. Team work creates a successful company, while exceptional work separates employees’ success. The development of an organization lies in the employees. The skills and abilities to maintain great work environment is created by the differences of each employee’s abilities. Defining the success of a company involves the defining of the employees that make successfully complete the tasks at work.

Teamwork determines the success channels for a company. The quality of work that is produced is created through the execution of the decisions made through the individual group actions and team efforts in a company. Teamwork provides the insight into the success of its performance and without individual participation, the work will fail. Being a good employee means being able to work with a team. Exceptional employees make sure that teamwork is achieved by doing their part for the company. Teamwork influences the effectiveness of the work by working well with each other.


A good employee knows how to do their job well. But an exceptional employee knows how to take direction and follow as well. Being able to step aside and allow someone else to take the lead will benefit the department as a whole and show the loyalty you have for the company by participating with the goal being reached. You may not agree with every order or assignment that is given, but you set aside your personal opinions when the decision benefits all employees.

Being an employee who knows how to work well with their coworkers will make you stand out to your manager. You show respect by proving that you can take orders without making situations difficult. No one wants to work with an employee who makes every task difficult to do; and no one wants to have an employee who has problems with anyone in a position of authority. All that happens is that everyone is affected by the negativity and lack of respect for everyone in the workplace.

Being a good follower shows a manager that you can listen and understand what the job requires you to do. An employee who knows how to listen, does the job correctly, and does not require direct supervision, shows they possess the ability to eventually be promoted to a position that requires more responsibilities. Without great followers, a company cannot have their goals reached. Without great followers, a manager cannot work effectively either.

Any employee who refuses to follow authority affects the productivity of all of the employees. Even if you are a strong leader, just remember that leaders have to follow as well. As Aristotle said it best, “He who’s never learned to obey can’t be a good leader.” If you cannot be a follower for a group, then are limited to what you can do as a leader. Learn to be a great follower before you can become an effective and great leader. Show your manager that you can work well with others.


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    • jpcmc profile image

      JP Carlos 

      7 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      Temwork is a word often thrown in the business world. But sad to say only a few really embrace its true meaning.

    • josh3418 profile image

      Joshua Zerbini 

      7 years ago from Pennsylvania


      These are some good traits that should be practiced everywhere, but definitely in the workplace. If only every wrokplace integrated these qualities? Great job!


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