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Question: What skills make a good team member?


“The best skill you can have is communication. This means that you are listening and asking for clarification when you feel confused. The second thing that makes a good team member is initiative. Initiative is when you take care of things that need to be done before being told to do them.

People without initiative will wait until somebody tells them to fix a problem, even if they already know the problem exists. The last quality is active collaboration. Being able to work with anybody associated with the business is important. It takes a team to run a restaurant and that means working with clients, staff, and management!”


  1. Communication minimizes problems between coworkers and customers

  2. Initiative enables staff to fix problems without being asked to fix them

  3. Active collaboration means getting involved with the staff, guests, and management outside of work