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From The Blackboard To Boardroom: Lessons In Teamwork


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Jake Croman discusses lessons and tips in teamwork, from the blackboard to the boardroom. For more tips from Jake, visit his website:

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From The Blackboard To Boardroom: Lessons In Teamwork

  1. 1. From the Blackboard to Boardroom: Lessons in Teamwork by Jake Croman
  2. 2. From the Blackboard to Boardroom: Lessons in Teamwork Teamwork is an essential and useful trait in all sectors of life. Without strong cooperation, communication and innovation fails to take firm root in our everyday lives.
  3. 3. 9 Tips for Balancing College Work While Starting Your Business A vital soft skill for many projects and assignments in college, teamwork is also needed in the everyday business world. However, teamwork takes on different forms in different settings and allows us to learn lessons within the art of collaboration.
  4. 4. As you start your business and delve into internships in college, you may notice similarities and differences between the ways teamwork is handled in school and work environments.
  5. 5.  Assessing the lessons that teamwork have to offer in both realms can help you determine which aspects to utilize in your professional life.
  6. 6. If you’re still in school and wishing to develop your teamwork skills? Here’s some helpful advice on the basic differences between teamwork lessons in school and work so you can optimize your time and skills for your own personal business success...
  7. 7. #1. Group Communication
  8. 8. Teamwork in the classroom is a great way to prepare you for real world business. In fact, it’s one of the most useful skills you’ll ever learn in your professional and social life. However, there are differences between the ways you’ll learn and experience communication in school and work.
  9. 9. From the Blackboard to Boardroom: Lessons in Teamwork School In academia, communication will most likely be harmonious, but it’s not likely to be in-depth. Generally, students have a congenial attitude towards a common goal or project with fellow classmates. However, this means you don’t find advanced solutions to problems. It can be limiting working within school guidelines and project-specific constraints. But, at least you’ll get great practice focusing on a specific topic.
  10. 10. From the Blackboard to Boardroom: Lessons in Teamwork Work In the business world, it’s likely you’ll need to flex your negotiation skills often. While remaining respectful to everyone you work with, as a business leader you must leverage ways to build your brand and service to clients. When you’re part of team, you need to debate and be vocal when you disagree about details in the deal. Once you lay everything out on the table, you can come to a solid conclusion about how to best approach the deal while making a solid profit.
  11. 11. #2. In-Person Interactions
  12. 12. From the Blackboard to Boardroom: Lessons in Teamwork When you’re in college, face-to-face interactions between groups may be needed to complete a project. However, because lesson plans consider the number of course hours required of students outside of the classroom, much group collaboration in college is completed remotely. School
  13. 13. From the Blackboard to Boardroom: Lessons in Teamwork Teamwork and collaboration are much more in-depth in a work environment. Although you’ll utilize a lot of face time, offices allow you to work directly with people on numerous projects throughout the day. Plus, you’ll have more in common with workers than you will with students. Work
  14. 14. #3. Diversify and Preserve Your Team
  15. 15. From the Blackboard to Boardroom: Lessons in Teamwork You may have the opportunity to work with diverse individuals with wide-ranging perspectives, but for each project you work on in class, your groups will change. Frequently changing teams is a huge disadvantage for teamwork and personal growth. School
  16. 16. From the Blackboard to Boardroom: Lessons in Teamwork Business leaders can learn to work with who they hire and they also hire from a diverse and competitive pool of people. In addition, they get to work with the same group of employees for as long as they’re employed with the company. This helps build morale and comfort within the workplace. Work
  17. 17. #4. Smaller Groups Work Better 
  18. 18. Large universities may offer you more resources, but they also make for overcrowded classrooms and groups where learning, collaboration, and focus are much harder to sustain. School
  19. 19. From the Blackboard to Boardroom: Lessons in Teamwork Excessive size can ruin effective collaboration, but many businesses understand that smaller groups can work better as a team. Work
  20. 20. Overall, there are lessons to be gleaned from each team working experience. School is more individualistic and theory-based, which can be beneficial in its own right. Yet, it only teaches you a few foundations of collaboration in the real world.
  21. 21. Instead, start building upon your teamwork skills by picking up an internship, starting your own business, or volunteering in school or community organizations and fundraisers.  
  22. 22. From the Blackboard to Boardroom: Lessons in Teamwork In the meantime, have fun getting to know people and offer a kind, open-minded attitude towards people of various backgrounds as you learn the ropes. You can demonstrate success in business by working with and supporting those around you.
  23. 23. Thanks for viewing! For more tips, visit my website: & connect with me on social media!