Building a team

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•      Participants are to complete the online Belbin Teams role test
•       Go to this link
•      Complete the test and save your report and then email to yourself  
•       Email results to trainer to print
Please note the following result for Session 3 : What were your 2 highest roles?


What Are the Qualities of a Good Team?

Common qualities that successful work teams share include:

A dedication to the company’s goals and/or mission
A willingness to assist a team member with their tasks/duties, when necessary
Superior written and oral communication skills
Excellent project management skills
Strong organization skills
Ability to resolve conflicts successfully and calmly
What Qualities Make a Good Team Player?

The qualities that make a good team player include:

Commitment to ensuring the team succeeds with all tasks, duties, and projects
Willingness to help a team member in need
Commitment to making sure team members are informed on any developments related to projects or the company’s overall business
Reliability, responsibility, and excellent communication skills
"Are you a team player?" You'll hear that question in pretty much every interview you'll ever participate in. That's probably because working on a team is crucial to nearly every position, from entry-level to a director.

Teamwork doesn’t always mean working with others every second of every workday. There are many jobs in which workers spend much of their time focusing on projects in relative isolation. But, even the most independent contributor needs to communicate about work and to collaborate in order to achieve the company’s goals.

What the Interviewer Really Wants to Know

When asking this question, the interviewer is trying to determine whether you can work with others. How that will look day-to-day will vary depending on the job and its duties, as well as the corporate culture. For example, if you’re applying for a job as a software developer, you’ll need to show that you can clearly and consistently communicate highly technical information to other team members – some of whom won’t be as technically proficient - Why It Works - The forthright and confident delivery bolsters the claims you’re making, demonstrating that you’re someone who understands their strengths and can communicate them to others.

How Would You Describe Yourself as a Team Member?

Questions like

•      How would you describe yourself in terms of your ability to work as a member of a team?

•      tell me about a team you were on and your role’ and

•      define teamwork’ are common interview questions.

Considering that most jobs require some level of teamwork- it is easy to understand why. However- the question reaches deeper than just proving that you can work as a team member. Interviewers also want to know what essential attributes you can contribute to a team. Even if you feel you work better individually or the role is mostly self-tasked- it is critical that you understand how to properly address this question.

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* 1. Research essential attributes you can contribute to a team and list two you think are important to being a successful team member.

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* 2. Write a definition of teamwork

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* 3. How important is it to assist a team member and why?

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* 4. Student Details