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Working as a team?

Tran Quang Thang

In our daily life, there are some works that required us to work as a team, which means a cooperation of two or more people.

Teams are used everywhere, in companies, projects or even schools. The main purpose of a team is to assist its member to accomplish a particular goal – which could be to get a high mark in a project delivered by teachers, to finish an assignment, or to brainstorm competitive strategies for an organization.

However, when grouping as a team, we usually face some problems such as disagreeing with others, maintaining arrogant members, hidden agendas from individuals, or even the concerns about motivation factors. So, in order to make an effective team, there are a few advises that need to consider:


Withhold your personal interest: understand that you are working with other differences and do not show too much of your personalities.


Control those who talk too much: in a team, there always are people who talk too much. These guys are those who think that he/she is number one and do not care about listening to other’s ideas. Moreover, they could even give more pressure for the team, so, if teams do not have a suitable solution for them, they could become a threat that can damage team performances.


Make sure everyone has a chance to talk: ensure that all members have their chance to say their ideas and are part of the team, make sure no one feels that he/she is being left behind.


Shared decision making: do not do your job alone, share with others when you have made some decisions to see if they can contribute or if it requires any changes and adjustments.


Openness: a team cannot work well if its members are not willing to share with others, try to open your heart and learn new things from your colleagues.


Try to handle conflicts: conflicts, if not handled well, could lead to misunderstands among members, thereby threaten team performances. In the worst case, it could lead to a consequence that a team can no longer cooperate together and have to disband. However, if conflicts are constructive, it can promote trust and commitment in a team.


Evaluate performances: Check your works frequently to make sure that your team is going on the right way, also find out mistakes that need to be undertaken.


Reward good performances: Everyone who comes and works in a team always seek for recognitions from other. Thereby saying something such as “well done!” or “congratulation, you did a great job!” to a good show is never useless but could be a great motivation for the one who did it.

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