Build collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles, and viewpoints that are representative of the workforce. You can operate within a cooperative team structure, understand goals, manage conflict and understand how diversity of people and ideas adds value to your organization.
A person with teamwork skills will:
- Listen carefully to others, taking time to understand and ask appropriate questions without interrupting.
- Effectively manage conflict, interact with and respect diverse personalities, and meet ambiguity with resilience.
- Employ personal strengths, knowledge, and talents to complement those of others.
- Collaborate with others to achieve common goals.
Ways to develop
Your IU education is designed to provide opportunities for collaboration in the classroom. When you have your next group project, think about what role you play in your team and reflect on the experience. It might help you in an interview later! Be sure to meet with your academic advisor to find some potential classes that will help you develop your teamwork skills.