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TEAMWORK Creative cooperation Celebrating differences The whole is greater than the sum of its parts Open to other ideas, influences and insights Recognising the value of others Valuing other opinions –whether you agree or not Leveraging more talent and skills than your own Have a healthy respect for diversity Have an open mind and be responsive to new ideas
GOOD TEAM PLAYER This is a key employability skill! Being able to show that A good team player will you can work Listen collaboratively with Question others from a wide range of backgrounds Persuade is a key requirement in Participate and the most occupations and ability to is very important when Lead when they need to applying for a graduate job
HOW TO BUILD OUR TEAMWORKING SKILLS Course Work -presentations, group assessments etc Find Part time Work – customer care experience, commercial awareness, team leading etc Volunteer!A survey carried out by TimeBank through Reed Executive showed that among 200 of the UK’s leading businesses73% of employers would recruit a candidate with volunteering experience over one without94% of employers believe that volunteering can add to skills94% of employees who volunteered to learn new skills had benefited either by getting their first job, improving their salary, or being promoted
AND REMEMBER TO ..GET INVOLVED! Get involved in clubs, societies or with the Students Union. Take part in enrichment activities Start your own society Organise a trip Get involved in fundraising, Join a sports team Organise a campaign Get involved in a community project Join a debating society Get involve in inter college competitions
Past applicants to Microsoft’sgraduate programmes have beenasked at the telephone interviewstage to give an example of a timewhen they have influenced anotherteam member. The ability to influenceplays an important part in makingsomeone a good team worker, andtechnology companies such asMicrosoft look for candidates withcompetencies such as teamwork aswell as technical ability.
The Balloon DebateYou are in a hot air balloon which is losing height rapidly and will soon crash because it is overweight; therefore you have to get rid of seven of the passengers! Who would you choose? The passengers are: Mother Teresa Diego Maradona Michael Jackson Albert Einstein Mahatma Gandhi David Beckham Queen Victoria Abraham Lincoln Nelson Mandela Mozart David Cameron Martin Luther King Charles Darwin Jane Austen William Shakespeare Christopher Columbus Barack Obama Bill Gates
CAREER RANKING – VALUE TO SOCIETYRANK THE FOLLOWING CAREERS IN THE ORDER OF VALUE YOU THINKTHEY BRING TO SOCIETY:NURSESOCIAL WORKERARMY OFFICERBANK MANAGERPOLITICIANLAWYERFAITH LEADERENGINEERRESEARCH SCIENTISTACTORFARMERDOCTORAIRLINE PILOTBUSINESS OWNERJOURNALISTPOLICEMANSCHOOL TEACHER
YOU CAN ALSO BENEFIT BY ASKING YOURSELF SOMEOTHER QUESTIONS:WHERE DO YOU FIT IN? WHAT IS YOUR ROLE INGROUPS?ARE YOU A PLAYER OR AN OBSERVER?DO YOU CO-OPERATE WITH OTHERS, LEAD, FOLLOW,CONTRIBUTE, GUIDE, ADVISE OR JUST WATCH?SHOULD YOU TAKE A MORE ACTIVE ROLE?SHOULD YOU CONTRIBUTE MORE?HAVE YOU A DOMINANT PERSONALITY? IF SO - SHOULDYOU ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO CONTRIBUTE?GOOD GROUP WORK, EFFECTIVE COMMITTEES ANDSUCCESSFUL MANAGEMENT TEAMS ARE BASED ONEFFECTIVE CONTRIBUTIONS FROM EVERYONE. WHERE DOYOU FIT IN? CO-OPERATING WITH OTHERS IS VITAL FOREVERY TYPE OF LEADERSHIP TASK!