Teamwork and Collaboration
Build and maintain collaborative relationships using individual strengths, shared responsibility, conflict management and respect to achieve a common goal.
Improve Your Teamwork and Collaboration Competency
- Get involved with students organizations found on HatterSync.
- Commit to a competition team related to your academic, career or sports interests.
Describe Your Teamwork and Collaboration Competency to Employers and Grad Schools
- Accept responsibility for roles and tasks delegated to you.
- Take on leadership-like qualities and duties when appropriate being careful not to undermine the group leader’s authority.
- Exercise appropriate followership by being accountable for delegated roles and tasks.
- Advocate my position/stance on things with a willingness to cooperate, build consensus and sometimes compromise.
- Understand alternative viewpoints and opinions by asking questions respectfully and keeping an open mind.
- Civilly resolve conflicts by acknowledging emotions and focusing on facts that are at the heart of disagreements.
- Be aware of group dynamics and promote functional team behaviors.
- Take responsibility for productive group meetings by engaging in active discussions, asking thoughtful questions, summarizing decisions and creating action steps.
- Provide constructive feedback on a group and individual performance.
- Assist leader by offering to facilitate meetings, creating agendas, initiating ideas and encouraging/motivating teammates.
- Provide support to struggling team members.
- Recognize and work to remove obstacles impeding team progress.
- Help group members achieve goals by doing assigned tasks and being prepared for meetings.
- Bring member concerns to the attention of group leader.
- Express appreciation for jobs well done and celebrate milestones.
- Share credit for team accomplishments.
- Treat members fairly and with dignity.
- Display sensitivity to teammate emotions and call out when appropriate.
- Encourage a desire to learn new things from group members.
- Be willing to share knowledge and develop group members.
- Encourage and accept differing opinions.
- Aid group in making decisions.
- Encourage diverse groups to work together.
- Appropriately represent the group and present a positive self-image.
- Hold self and members accountable.
- Plan ahead to avoid conflicts with group work.
- Develop alternative approaches to accommodate a change in plans.
- Complete a project correctly and within a deadline without multiple reminders or micro-management from the leader.
- Take initiative to find growth opportunities that contribute to the advancement of individuals and the team as a whole.
- Facilitate constructive consensus-building, compromise and conflict.
- Be inclusive and value the diversity of the group.
- Understand my own roles and responsibilities within a group and how they may change in differing situations.
- Influence others without necessarily holding a formal position of authority and have the willingness to take action.