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Teamwork Questions

    
 

When groups work together, conflict often erupts.  Tell me about a time that conflict occurred in one of your work groups and what you did about it.

Tell me what role you play within work groups and why.

How would people you work with describe you?

Tell me about the most effective contribution you have made as part of a task group or special project team.

Tell me about a time you pitched in to help someone finish a project even though it “wasn’t your job.”  What was the result?

Have you ever been in a position where you had to lead a group of peers?  How did you handle it?  Tell me about problems you had and how you handled them.

What is essential for a team to be successful?

Tell me about a time you worked in a cross functional team? Were there different challenges compared to a departmental task team?

Have you ever worked in a virtual team?

If so, tell me about this experience. What were the team dynamics? Was the team successful? What would you do differently?

If not, what do you perceive to be the advantages and disadvantages of this type of team? How would you suggest creating team cohesiveness in a virtual setting?

Tell me about a situation where political power plays affected team dynamics. How did you or could the team have overcome or avoided this situation?

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