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Teamwork: A Core Military Tenet Translated to Corporate America

By Karen Ross

When interviewing potential new employees, one of the most common internally-debated questions is “can they fit in well here and work well with our team?”

Said plainly: are they teamwork-oriented people that can help elevate those they work with?

This is one of the most vital traits to have in the workplace because, without it, your time at any organization will be short-lived. So important that, according to ClearCompany, about 75 percent of employers rate teamwork and collaboration as such.

It’s this trait that fosters new ideas, helps solve difficult problems and builds team and company morale. By nature, it’s intended to keep team members accountable for their piece of the puzzle. If one team member falls behind, there’s another to pick up the slack. A team will also develop a sense of comradery as they work toward a common goal.

Wait a minute. Are we talking about U.S. military training or Corporate America employees?

Well, both actually.

 

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