One of the most valuable life skills athletes at any level develop is teamwork. Teamwork is a characteristic that helps athletes in their post-athletic career to better work with others. Learning how to work well with others will ultimately help your career in many ways. Most job descriptions include some requirement or expectation that an employee must work well with others. Furthermore, being able to work well with others in the workplace can eventually lead to getting positive reviews, favorable recommendations for other jobs and possibly even getting noticed for leadership positions.
In his article "30 Simple Habits to Work Well With Others," Joshua Steimle provides us with 30 habits that when applied to the workplace can help us become better at working well with others. While many of the recommended habits should be common sense, Steimle explains "Many of these items might seem like small things, but getting just a few wrong—or right—can be the difference between keeping a job and getting fired, getting a promotion or staying where you’re at, progressing at work or standing still, and developing rewarding relationships at work or feeling like a loser."
Several of the habits Steimle
Overall, just remember the things that made you a good teammate and apply the same concept to the workplace.