Skills for teamwork and collaboration – working constructively and cooperatively with others – shouldn’t be undervalued. These skills are gaining importance in and outside of the workplace. Collaborative settings promote a welcoming atmosphere where people feel comfortable and accepted. Team leaders and facilitators monitor group dynamics to ensure that no one is left out and that attention is paid to issues of power and control, comfort levels with activities and peers, experiences of new group members in particular, and to group stage development. Our guide to Collaboration borrows information from MHA Labs. Find out more from MHA Labs about 6 Collaboration Skills That Drive Achievement: http://mhalabs.org/skill-building-blocks/collaboration/.
- Completes tasks as they have been assigned or agreed upon by the group.
- Helps team members complete tasks, as needed.
- Encourages the ideas, opinions, and contributions of others, leveraging individual strengths.
- Provides feedback in a manner that is sensitive to others’ situation/feelings.
- Clarifies areas of disagreement/conflict that need to be addressed to achieve a common goal.
- Seeks to obtain resolution of disagreements/conflicts to achieve a common goal. Our guide to Collaboration borrows information from MHA Labs