Ever been at a job interview where you get asked if you were a team player? It’s a pretty typical question. Now, how are you supposed to answer that? Unless you are trying out for a solo round-the-world yachting record, you’re most likely expected to respond to the affirmative (although I would say even “soloists” of any kind would say it takes a team of people to get them to where they are).
In my experience I have seen many people claim they are team players but really they are the “free-riders” who hide behind others to do the hard work whilst they all claim the glory at the end of the day. As usual, I sought out the Oxford Dictionary for a definition of Teamwork:
“the combined action of a group, especially when effective and efficient”.*