7 Teamwork

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Teamwork in the suite: Fellows create turkeys for Thanksgiving.

Good teamwork involves many factors but the three major ones are communication, team balance and leadership. Good communication allows team members to understand each other’s point of view, to share ideas, to express feelings and to articulate plans. Balance means having people with experience, skills, perspectives and interests that complement one another. Javaria Tareen

Teamwork is a great way to understand each individual’s strengths and weaknesses and a valuable experience for a leader to understand team dynamics to achieve goals. Wahida Ifat

Team assignments taught me to appreciate that there is a time and space for “ME” and “WE” in teamwork. My colleagues and I were able to find a good balance between independent thought and group collaboration to create a final team product where individual strengths were maximized, yet the result was cohesive and greater than the sum of its parts. Rhonda Jaipaul-O’Garro

Never wait for other team members to be the leader because they might be thinking the same thing and you will end up in a leaderless team. Take the lead. Hina Ali

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