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Teamwork

Working cooperatively with others to complete work assignments.

  • Acknowledging team membership and role
    • Accept membership in the team
    • Identify the roles of each team member
    • Show loyalty to the team
    • Determine when to be a leader and when to be a follower depending on what is needed to achieve the team's goals and objectives
    • Encourage others to express their ideas and opinions
    • Identify and draw upon team members' strengths and weaknesses to achieve results
    • Learn from other team members
  • Establishing productive relationships
    • Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others
    • Exhibit tact and diplomacy and strive to build consensus
    • Show sensitivity to the thoughts and opinions of other team members
    • Deliver constructive criticism and voice objections to others' ideas and opinions in a supportive, non-accusatory manner
    • Respond appropriately to positive and negative feedback
  • Identifying with the team and its goals
    • Identify the goals, norms, values, and customs of the team
    • Cooperate with others and contribute to the group's effort
    • Use a group approach to identify problems and develop solutions based on group consensus
    • Effectively communicate with all members of the group or team to achieve team goals and objectives
  • Resolving conflicts
    • Bring others together to reconcile differences
    • Handle conflicts maturely by exercising "give and take" to achieve positive results for all parties
    • Reach formal or informal agreements that promote mutual goals and interests, and obtain commitment to those agreements from individuals or groups