How to Raise a Team Player
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A team player knows how to be effective in groups, as well as developing an interest in managing their priorities, being problem solvers and also knowing how to delegate tasks. It goes beyond the main responsibilities of working in a team and can involve a number of skills that both help your child and the group they’re in.
To help your child learn to be an effective team player, here are some top tips from this private secondary school in London.
Get your child involved in various activities
A child that’s immersed in a range of different activities makes for a child that’s aware of their own skills and how they can help others. Sports are a common way of getting your child aware of how each relies on working together in teams. Your child will be getting a breadth of skills by exploring a number of different activities that are focused on teamwork, such as communicating effectively, delegating tasks to the appropriate person, learning to be respectful and much more.
Make your child the leader in a team and see how they get on
Schools largely help with these sorts of activities, but even if you’re playing a big game with the family at home you can practice team building skills. Make your child the leader of a team in these kinds of games and see how they handle the experience. They may naturally build a wealth of skills straight away, or need a helping hand in working with others. Either way, your child is still learning about the effectiveness of a team.
Give your child their own responsibilities
Chores, letting your child be in charge of the home for a few hours, and tasks like walking the family dog all help your child learn to be responsible. These can easily translate into transferable skills your child can use in a team environment and being more independent as a result.