Making new friends does have its challenges. Not everyone can wait for someone to be traded to your hockey team where you let them borrow your stick tape and you instantly form a bond over the lie and flexibility of your respective sticks. Although, is there a bond in the world greater than that of 6 lie and a 95 flex?
With that new friend on the bench next to you, facing the challenges and rigor of a hockey game are much easier. Just like a new friend, finding the right teammate is of vital importance.
Having a bad teammate can be a frustrating and demoralizing experience that significantly impacts the dynamics of any situation.
Whether in hockey, work, or academic projects, a teammate who fails to contribute, communicates poorly, or lacks commitment can create a ripple effect of negativity. Everyone's had that one partner during group work in elementary school who played with the glitter while everyone else followed the teacher's instructions.
A poor teammate may just be good at one thing, disappearing when you need them. They may exhibit a lack of accountability, making it challenging to rely on them to fulfill their responsibilities. This can breed resentment among other team members, which could lead to a complete breakdown of collaboration. The overall team morale often suffers as a consequence, affecting motivation and the desire to achieve shared goals.
That's why it's the presence of a good teammate is invaluable. Everyone is always searching for a reliable teammate.
Question 10: Which quality do you value most in a teammate?
a) Someone who can go into the corners with and know you'll come out OK
b) Someone who will give you the number right off their back
c) Someone who can saucer you a pass and send you on a breakaway
Your results are up next.