Working As A Team

Teamwork is the collaborative effort of a group to achieve a common goal or to complete a task. Teamwork is achieved when groups work collaboratively to establish goals, divide the work, and make decisions.How to Use This Website

The three learning areas of the Working as a Team section offer best practices and processes to increase team efficiency and productivity, especially in diverse teams. The information and learning resources can be used by individuals or teams.

Best Practices in Multi-Stakeholder Team Science provides essential processes that ensure a unified understanding of what the team wants to accomplish, each member’s role in accomplishing it, and how the team will function together. Topics in this learning area include:

  • Creating a Shared Vision
  • Defining Roles and Responsibilities
  • Establishing Team Norms

Leading and Contributing to Team Decisions offers proven approaches to deliberating options, negotiating perspectives, and coming to a decision that is satisfying to the entire team. Topics in this learning area include:

  • Leading and Contributing to Productive Meetings
  • Team-Driven Decision Models and Processes
  • Building Synergy Through Productive Disagreement

Solving Challenges and Barriers to Teamwork identifies common challenges faced by multi-stakeholder research teams and ways to resolve them. Topics in this learning area include:

  • Collaborative Problem Solving
  • Negotiating Conflict
  • Sustaining Engagement