What Makes a Dream Team?

job interview with managerOne cannot stress enough the importance of having an effective team for the success of an organization. Establishing a high-performance and efficient team does not only comprise of having a pool of talented individuals.

For a team to be effective, its members must be united in achieving a vision and must motivate each other to get to that goal. A well-gelled team must share clear, measurable goals and should be committed to play their part in achieving the group’s overall success.

The integration of a new employee in any team is a critical phase. The new employee must adapt to ensure that he fulfills his new role. He must work to adjust essentially on his new role, contributing to a well-fueled and highly productive team.

Who are efficient team players?

It has been proven time and again that an inefficient member can drag down the entire team. Having an incompetent member can ruin even the winning culture of the whole team.

Aside from possessing the right set of skills, how can one become a team player? Here are some of the characteristics of efficient team players.

Reliable. A team player is someone who gets the work down and performs his fair share to meet the team’s objectives and goals. He follows through on duties assigned to him and is always consistent.

Constructive. A good team player is someone who speaks up and expresses his thoughts in a positive, confident and respectful manner. He has respect for others and has respect for the work they do.

Good Listener.  A good team player should be an active listener so he can properly deliver out the tasks expected of him. He is someone who absorbs, understands, and considers the ideas contributed by other members of the team.

Committed. An efficient team player is someone who believes in what he does and is willing to give more than 100%. He perseveres to deliver the best output and he does not settle for mediocrity.

Enthusiastic. Enthusiasm is said to be contagious. Team players know how to have fun when working with their teams. They are aware that bumpy roads may be ahead, but they also know that a joke or laugh can go a long way.

Problem-solver. It is essential for a team player to not lose composure especially when problems and hindrances get in the way.  A good team player considers different points of view when the situation calls for it. He maintains an open-mind, and sees through the haze to look for a solution.

Dealing with different personality types

PSI career work-life reportWhile we look for the model employees who will fit well in our team, it is important to note there are different personalities that we have to deal with. Every person has a unique approach to things. They have a different set of motivations, personal aspirations and the like, and that has a lot to do with his personality. As such, it follows that every person responds differently to things.

It may seem complicated to try and understand each personality, but there are tools that can help assess personalities.

The role of PSI

This is where PSI comes in. It is a simple, yet very in-depth web-based personality and behavioral strengths assessment inventory. PSI offers individuals and teams with a clear objective, non-judgmental language to describe career and motivational interests, job performance strengths, and communication and interpersonal styles of behavior.

Motivating Factors ScaleWhat’s good about PSI is that we recognize the complexity of personalities and we value that they cannot merely label them into a single limited category. PSI provides a detailed behavioral assessment that is easy to understand. We quantify interpersonal behavioral perspective by focusing on how an individual deals with work and relationships.

We also understand where the influence of one’s thinking and behavior is coming from. The results permit participants to see their varied interests and strengths, allowing them to a gain a greater appreciation and respect for people who are different. This understanding creates tolerance and trust. It also establishes a platform for achieving greater personality dependability and team collaboration.

PSI’s behavioral dashboards quantify and measure human behavior and dependably foretell performance in the following personal and job-related areas:

  • Working with Others
  • Dealing with Change
  • Preferred Pace
  • Personal Identity
  • Asserting Yourself
  • Expressing your feelings
  • Attention to Detail

With more than 30 years of professional organizational development experience, PSI has already amassed a long list of satisfied clients.