In the workplace, an effective team member is one who does his or her job in a way that contributes to the project’s goal. This requires team members to be trustworthy and efficient, among other things, and to communicate. Fortunately, you have the opportunity to develop teamwork skills in school.
Reflect on the last time you were part of a team or group at your school. In a paragraph or two, answer these four questions (use complete sentences):
--What project were you working on and what was your role on the team?
--Do you feel you made a substantive contribution to the project? Did everyone else agree?
--What did you or your fellow team members do specifically to ensure that you were each effective members of the team?
--What could you or other team members have done differently to have been more effective?