Teamwork

Teamwork

Careercred.com provides a national framework and badge system for employability skills.

Teamwork is one of the careercred and CBI (Confederation of British Industry) core skills for the workplace. This badge is about respecting others, how you co-operate, negotiate and persuade, how you contribute to discussions and your awareness of your interdependence with others.

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To earn this badge you need to demonstrate the following abilities:

  • An understanding of how teams work
  • Respect and appreciation for others including respecting the feelings of others, and knowing when and how to include others
  • Ability to co-operate with others to achieve collective goals
  • Ability to seek solutions through negotiation during conflicts with others and to manage these conflicts to successful outcomes

To demonstrate these abilities you must complete the following FOUR tasks:

  1. Identify which roles you tend to play in teams
  2. Reflect on your experience of working in a team
  3. Identify the conflict styles you tend to use
  4. Assess your teamwork ability

Further information and guidance concerning these tasks, including templates to complete, can be found on the badge application page and also on the Teamwork Badge page on the careercred website.


To earn the Careercred Teamwork Badge you must complete the FOUR missions listed below.

Information and guidance

Remember, if you are awarded this badge, the evidence you provide will be attached to the digital badge. You may want to display your badge (and the evidence you provide in this form) to employers and other interested parties. So ensure that you are happy that any evidence you provide is a genuine reflection of you, your skills and achievements.



__________________________________________ MISSION 1 - IDENTIFY THE TEAM ROLE THAT BEST SUITS YOU __________________________________________

Which of Belbin's 9 roles is the best fit for you.
Why do you feel this role if the best fit for you? Compare the strengths and weaknesses of the role with your understanding of your own strengths and areas for improvement.
Select one additional team role that you might tend to fill in some team environments.

__________________________________________ MISSION 2 - REFLECT ON A TIME WHEN YOU WORKED IN A TEAM __________________________________________

Use the Gibbs reflective model. Use the template document. A link to download the template can be found at the top of this page. Ensure that your reflection is a maximum of 1 page of A4.

__________________________________________ MISSION 3 - CONFLICT STYLES ASSESSMENT __________________________________________ First complete the conflict styles assessment at http://www.buildingpeace.org/act-build-peace/learn/conflict-styles Then answer the questions below.

Identify the conflict style that you tend to use MOST frequently (i.e. the FIRST one in the list on the results page of the conflict styles assessment)
Support your answer by referring to examples of how you have managed conflict in the past.
Identify the conflict style that you tend to use LEAST frequently (i.e. the LAST one in the list on the results page of the conflict styles assessment)
Support your answer by referring to examples of how you have managed conflict in the past.

__________________________________________ MISSION 4 - ASSESS YOUR TEAMWORK SKILLS __________________________________________ Rate your ability on the five point scale below on each of the FOUR Self Management abilities. Then, justify and support your ratings by completing parts A, B, C in the textboxes below.

Part A is analytical, not descriptive. You should justify your assessment of your skills by analysing the evidence that you submitted to complete the missions. When re-considering the missions you have completed you might reconsider what went well or what went badly and seek to analyse the reasons why they went well or badly and what the consequences were for your own skills development.
In Part B you should sum up what you have learnt about yourself as a result of completing the missions and this self-assessment exercise. What did you learn about your current level of knowledge or competence? What could or should you have done differently? What stopped you from doing this?
Part C should build on Parts A and B to identify the main areas for improvement and describe specific actions designed to address these areas. Your action plan should flow naturally from the conclusions you reached in Part B. Where your conclusions identified areas for improvement, these should be addressed in the action plan. Even where the learning and development experience was positive you should identify how you can improve further. You should justify the selected actions by explaining why you plan to do them and what outcome you hope to achieve.
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