Personal Awareness

Characteristics of a Successful Team

Personally Meaningful

When team members work on projects that are personally meaningful, they are more likely to be invested in its success. Sometimes school projects are assigned by the instructor, which can mean members have limited investment in the project other than simply getting it in on time. On other projects, teams will have some choice. In either situation, take some time to find some meaning in the project by connecting it to personal interests, career goals, or even simply for the sake of practicing your team skills. Teams are more successful when everyone has some personal investment in the purpose of a team project.