Friday, January 30, 2015

Tips For Getting Along With Others On Your Project Team

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If you are on a project team at work, nothing can be worse than finding that you do not get along with the others. Of course, it is vital that you get along with these people as best you can - especially if the project will be lasting for a while and you will be stuck with these people every day. Even though you may not like everyone on the team, you can follow these tips to get along with even the worst of them!

You need to recognize, first and foremost, that it is not always important for you to prove that you are right. Even though this can be difficult if you find yourself on a team with an insufferable "know it all" who is nevertheless usually wrong, it is still important to adhere to this principle. Oftentimes, the majority of the members on a project team will be absolutely wrong about something, but this "something" will be something that has no real bearing on the project; you will begin to notice this as you realize that you do not always have to prove you are right. In this way, you need to learn to correct the rest of your team only when it is absolutely necessary - in essence, picking your battles.

Picking your battles also extends to other situations, such as those conflicts and frustrations you will encounter and experience with the way others on your team work. In the end, it is better - for you, and for the project - that you only assert your strong opinions when it is necessary. It will pay off in the long run to always be "the bigger man" - as difficult as this can be when you are around these same people every day!

If others on your project team try to take credit for work that they did not actually do, being the "bigger man" extends to this as well. In the end, your superiors will come to realize who did the work and who did nothing!

Being on a project team is supposed to be all about completing the project well, but it often turns out to also be about surviving to the end! When you follow these tips, you will be able to survive and even thrive to the end of the project.

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