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Introduction to TeamsWork

Student and Team Development

Get Engaged and Learn Through Action

Working and interacting with others is something you cannot avoid in life! Many of the rich lessons, teachings and 'ah ha' moments happen when we are engaged and interacting with others. In the French language they use an expression to describe teamwork, esprit de corps. This means a sense of unity, of enthusiasm for common interests and responsibilities, as developed among a group of persons closely associated in a task or cause. At Royal Roads University it is our intention that you start to develop and refine in the following areas:

  • Self-awareness of team members
  • Understanding of group dynamics and diversity; respectful of different cultures and values
  • Individual contributions to team, such as leadership style, values and strengths
  • Team agreement that consists of a shared goal, aims and values that guide individual and team collaboration
  • Team agreement of roles and responsibilities and how each will be fulfilled
  • Give, receive and integrate feedback
  • Proactively use check-ins to measure success
  • Implement time for revisions, to ensure common purpose and goal is achieved
  • Celebrate and reflect on collective experiences that showcase contributions, achievements and challenges