This week’s Five Things Friday is all about teamwork. Take a look at Linsey’s top five tips for being a great team player:

  1. Go the extra mile. On those days where your coworker is pressed with a deadline, offer to take care of a lunch or coffee run for them. If we’re talking about Team PC here, then we’re definitely talking coffee. Extra points if you’ve memorized their Starbucks order!
  2. Stay in the know. It’s likely that everyone in the office has their own projects, deadlines, and day-to-day tasks. However, keeping in the loop with what co-workers have going on can be beneficial for all. If you have an idea of what types of projects your team members are involved with, you’re more inclined to be able to lend a hand as needed.
  3. Ask questions. Looking for some guidance on a new client account? Unsure about a project deadline? Ask! Taking the time to ask questions demonstrates that you’re proactive, engaged and eager to do a great job. Being a good team player starts with the willingness to listen and learn.
  4. A little goes a long way. While it may not seem like much, a simple gesture such as replacing the paper in the copier, or stocking up on coffee for the office Keurig can do wonders. Most importantly, it shows the team that you’re looking out for them, too.
  5. Have a little fun. In many ways, building a great team is done out of the office. Here at PC, we’re big believers in setting time aside each week – Thursdays at wine-o’clock, to be exact – to bond with our co-workers. Stepping away from the desk and engaging with your team in a fun, social way can be one of the best ways to foster great teamwork.