The joint effort of a group of individuals working together to achieve a common goal or resolve conflict. Teamwork relies upon mutual trust and the co-operation of team members to strive for results.
• Collaboration of team members
• Common goal
• Conflict resolution
• Results driven
• Mutual respect
• Interdependence with others
• Awareness of own performance on team
• Agree to benefit the whole team
• Making a valuable contribution to work of entire team
How do I get it?
• Research project
• Group Presentations
• Seminar discussions
Extra Curricular Activities:
• Work experience
• Volunteering groups
• Sports teams
• Theatre company
How to improve it?
Keep in mind your personal role in the team. You don’t have to agree with everyone but you do need to play your part and contribute your share.
Also remember that the people in the team will be from diverse backgrounds and have different personalities, so each individual can contribute different things. Not everyone can be a leader!
A good team is one that works in unison, works to strengths, includes everyone and respects its members.
As part of a team it is essential to listen, share, communicate effectively, ask questions, negotiate, participate and help others.
The student elaborates on the teamwork she was involved when investigating patients’ symptoms and needs and how each team member’s expertise contributed to a holistic view of the patient.
The applied degree student emphasises the collaborative work involved in team working and how this was complemented by help and guidance from more senior members of staff.
The student highlights the importance of knowing each other’s role within a team to for a successful outcome.
The student focuses on the benefits of working in a team, as she perceives this activity as an opportunity to learn new things.
The applied degree student emphasises that in teamwork everybody has to pull their own weight to achieve a successful outcome.