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Working well as a member of a group or team

Why does teamwork matter?

Collaborative skills are vital at school and in the workplace. A person strong in the teamwork strength can develop trust, communicate effectively and appreciate a diversity of ideas when contributing to a group effort. They are socially responsible, loyal and value contributing. Teamwork is about citizenship and seeing yourself as part of a larger whole.

What does teamwork look like?

Students with teamwork might:

  • flourish in a leadership role;
  • enjoy participating in group activities and team sports;
  • value participating in community service activities;
  • form relationships with a wide variety of people.


Teachers with teamwork might:

  • enjoy collaborating with colleagues when developing units or marking work;
  • participate in committees and subject associations;
  • lead other teachers in their subject area.