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5 Tips for Working in Groups

There has recently been a lot more focus on Psychometrics when analysing whether someone is a good candidate for a job opening. One of the things these psychoanalysts look at is how well the participant can work in a group or a team. For most of us, if you want to be successful, you will have to learn how to be a team player. Below are 5 tips on how to master this team sport.

Psychometrics is the field of study concerned with the theory and technique of psychological measurement. One part of the field is concerned with the objective measurement of skills and knowledge, abilities, attitudes, personality traits, and educational achievement. – Wikipedia

  1. Be active and work hard

One of the first rules, if you want to be a team player, is to proactively participate in the team work, and to give it all you have, plus some! Half-hearted attempts will quickly show that you are not that interested, and you won’t get the rest of the team’s commitment this way.

  1. Listen actively and be open

Pay attention to what others have to say and show genuine interest. Engage in the conversation, and instead of telling others what to do, offer questions or suggestions. Team players don’t bully others to go along with what they want, the get collaboration through the sharing of ideas.

  1. Be inclusive and take turns

Give every member of the team a chance to speak, and include everyone when making any decisions. Be cooperative and take turns to lead and to follow. Avoid being too critical and refrain from making any personal remarks.

  1. Be timely and stay focused

Being on time shows respect to the rest of the group. It also shows your commitment to the team and their goals. Don’t wander off topic, be mindful of what the team is aiming to achieve at all times. Stay focused and be accountable for any tasks and deadlines assigned to you.

  1. Identify strengths and assign roles

Get to know your team members from the start. Identify the members’ individual strengths and weaknesses, and assign tasks and roles that will complement their strong suits. Some people are good at research, while others excel at giving presentations. Us this to the team’s advantage and be quick to hand out praise.

Intundla Team Building Venue offers the ideal location for meeting with your group and guaranteeing that you get the best out of your TEAM.

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