In order to work efficient at your job, you must be able to work with your co-workers as a team. Ten steps you can take too improve the way you work together with your co-works are:
#1 Respect
Even if you do not like the co-workers you are working with, having respect for them anyways goes along ways when you actually have to work together with them on a project in the workplace.
#2 Honesty
Being honest with your co-workers keeps the team working together properly. Honesty forms trust, which is needed when working for a company. Without trust and honesty, no one relies on anybody for help when it is needed.
#3 Communications
Communicating with one another while working helps the team of employees work together without complications. However, complications can arise and when they do, this is when communication is most important because it is needed to help come up with a solution to fix the problem.
#4 Reliability
Being reliable is essential for having respect for your co-works. This means showing up to work on time and stepping up as a leader or strong co-worker when help is needed. This keeps the team relying upon each other, which keeps the team strong.
#5 Listen
Listening to each co-worker, you are working with helps with communication. Without listening, communication will not occur and this could cause chaos in the work force.
#6 Offer a Helping Hand
If a co-worker needs help, help them with out complaining. If the co-worker looks like they need help offer it or just walk over an assist them. It shows you can be dependable as a team member.
#7 Be Willing
When a co-worker gets sick and needs coverage, be willing to go in and cover their shift until their better. This gains you respect and helps the team stay working together effectively.
#8 Be a Motivator
The key to having a team work together is motivation. You being a motivator can help keep the team working together with ease and efficiency.
#9 Plan Together
Keeping a team working together means planning together when it comes to projects or improving the work environment. When you plan together, everyone knows what to do in order to get the task or tasks done.
#10 Be Positive
Being a positive co-worker helps bring positive energy into the workplace, which keeps everyone working together with upbeat attitudes.

A Job in an Animal Shelter

August 28, 2013

Have you considered working or even volunteering at an animal shelter? You can expect it to be one of the most trying and toughest jobs you will ever fall in love with. In many areas you will find an abundance of lost or abandoned animals. Not every story will end happily either. Still, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are doing your part to make the lives of some of these animals better.

Your day might begin your day by cleaning out kennels, giving some animals baths, or making sure all of the four-legged tenants have food and water. Imagine how much care that one or two household pets require and multiply that by dozens of animals. Of course, while you are performing these tasks, expect to be greeted by lots of happy and expectant faces because most of these furry guys know that you care about them.

On some days, your heart may be uplifted because one of your favorites gets adopted by a nice family. Even though this particular cat or dog greeted you every morning, you might be forgotten quickly as he joyfully romps off with his new family. Fluffy or Fido might not remember you long, but you will surely always remember him.

Also be prepared for some grief as some ill animals have to be euthanized. This is just part of the reality of many animal shelters because they do not have the money or manpower to take care of pets that need a lot of care and will probably never be adopted. It is important for you to think about how you will handle that event before it happens.

Working for pay or volunteering at an animal shelter is tough work, but it is also very rewarding. If you really care about animals, it may be the best job that you ever had.