Do you like teamwork? [Why? / Why not?]
Yes, I do. I think it is more interesting when various people work together in a team. You can learn a lot more because different people have different knowledge and also experience.
Especially when the people come from different countries around the world – it can make it very interesting – because they think in a different way.
When was the last time you worked with a team?
I worked on a team in my last position, 3 months ago I guess. In my previous retail position, we were split into teams by department to work Black Friday and each department would compete to achieve the highest sales. My team and I made an action plan to have each person cover a specific area so that no customer would be an oversight and go without assistance.
Do you like to work or study with others or just by yourself?
That’s a tough question… I like the combination of the two. It’s great working in teams while getting and sharing ideas with each other, but it’s also nice to sit at your desk and work hard productively. I like to do both so it’s hard to choose one over the other.
What’s the most important thing for teamwork?
To my mind, the key point for a successful teamwork is listening. When members of a team learn and practice a few simple listening techniques. I think This happens because team members will feel that their ideas are being heard and coworkers also need to feel free to share their ideas.
Do you like to be a leader?
Being a team leader instills a sense of purpose and accomplishment in people, myself included. I love having a team that I can help to guide and I also get joy out of developing them and watching them grow. I’ve been fortunate to have a list of great bosses who have invested a lot of time, money, and energy in me, and I like the prospect of paying it forward.
Do you think teamwork is important?
Yeah, I’d say it’s extremely important, because I mean so much of what we do in life involves working together with others. And not only that, but I think it’s also true to say that what we can achieve with others is so much more than what we can achieve individually. And so I’d say this goes to show just how essential it is to have good teamwork skills.