Working as an architect implies collaboration, coordination and team work. When I was little my mother used to say to me “Where there is one, there is no power; where there are two, the power grows”.
Learning how to collaborate with others is a process. Integrating in a team is important for success. Here are some of the ways that JLA practices good team work:
Being Organized: Make a plan and create a strategy that you can start with. The plan may change down the line, but it’s good to have a sequence that the team can follow.
Communicating Effectively: good communication skills are essential in teamwork. This means that you should be open to other people’s ideas, listen thoughtfully, gain the knowledge, take the initiative to share your own ideas. Communication can be verbal, written or graphic. Any way you choose to express your ideas, do it respectfully and use the appropriate vocabulary for your business. Effective communication ensures that all team members know what is required of them.
Being Responsible: Understand your roll on the team. If you notice that there is a task that needs to be done and you have the skills to accomplish it, speak up and take on that task. Be fair with your team if you need help on completing the task. Not having the skills to accomplish a task doesn’t mean failure as long as you still complete it.
Being flexible: Be creative in solving the unexpected. Listen to your teammates and come up with the best solution in the best time possible. Team brainstorming usually has very good outcomes.
Showing appreciation and motivating those around you: The team that you are a part of represents your work. Showing appreciation creates motivation. Knowing that your work has recognition, makes you push your limits even further. That makes a team grow.
Having a Positive Outlook: Support other people on your team by offering positive feedback and providing help if they need it. Positive attitude can move mountains. Having a positive attitude is imperative to being successful and manifesting our goals.
Although conflict is inevitable when working in a team, it is best to identify issues early on and bring these in a helpful, positive way to the attention of the team to ensure its success. If properly dealt with, conflict can lead to a lot of productivity in the form of new ideas, more thoughtful decisions, and better results.
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