About the Publisher
About This Project
Quality Enhancement Plan and Pre-Survey
Table of Contents
I. Introduction and Objective
II. What are the Benefits of Teamwork?
What is a Team?
Benefits of Teamwork
III. Being a Leader; Being a Follower
The Importance of Being a Follower
How to Become a Good Team Leader
Handling Conflict in Teams
Working With Difficult People
IV. What is a Team and How Can You Contribute?
Types of Teams
The Process of Forming a Successful Team
Understanding Yourself as a Team Member
Evaluating Yourself and Your Team
V. Marketing Your Teamwork Experience
The Importance of Teamwork Skills on a Resume
Preparing for the Interview
VI. Testimonials, Reflections, and Resources
Reflection and Survey
Errata and Versioning History
Frame your disagreement in terms of potential areas of improvement, rather than critical comments.
Hear what others have to say about the issue and seriously consider others’ suggestions.
Acknowledge the other person’s opinion before you disagree. You may use phrases such as:
“I see what you are saying but…”
“I understand where you are coming from but…”
Engage in task conflicts that foster creativity and improve team performance, avoid engaging in relationship conflicts. In other words, focus on the task, don’t get personal.
Teamwork: An Open Access Practical Guide by Andrew M. Clark, Lolin Martins-Crane, Mengqi Zhan, and Justin T. Dellinger is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.