Importance of Teamwork

Diverse women role models smiling beneath the word Teamwork
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Importance of Teamwork (1:11)

“Communication is the crux of teamwork. So being able to listen to someone who’s not like you, or who knows something you don’t know, and use that information, it’s something you need to develop in yourself.”

Video Transcript

Teamwork is so important in the workplace today. There is, to my knowledge, no area that you work where you’re a self-contributor. You really have to work with others as a team.

Communication is the crux of teamwork. So being able to listen to someone who’s not like you, or who knows something you don’t know, and use that information, it’s something you need to develop in yourself.

You have to be able to resolve conflicts without belittling the other person. Because they’re still on your team. You have to do it in a way where the issue is resolved without any hurt feelings.

Understand that different people communicate in different ways, and different people receive information in different ways.

You have people with differing perspectives and differing strengths. And as a team, you’re able to do more.

We really do rely on everyone in the circle to kind of do their part and be responsible.

We all have to take our little slice of the pie and bring it together to make the project work.

Discussion Guide

Independent Learning Guide: This all-purpose guide can be used by educators, parents, and mentors to jumpstart a lively discussion about the importance of teamwork.

Classroom Lesson Plan

Think back to when you were part of a team, maybe for a class project. Was it ever a challenge to listen to a team member who had ideas that were different from your own? Listen to the role models in this video to learn why, when it comes to teamwork, differences can be more valuable than similarities!

Classroom Lesson Plan: This step-by-step lesson plan is available to guide a more in-depth “before, during, and after” learning experience when viewing the video with students. This lesson plan is also suitable for use in after-school programs and other educational settings.

Empowerment Activities

Use Empowerment Activities as a fun way to reinforce the video topic and build community with your students.

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Fun Page Activity

Fun Page Activity: This activity helps you learn what good teamwork takes, including being able to convince people to agree with you!