- Describe a time when you were in a team with others You should say:
- Who you were in a team with
- Where and when this happened
- What did you and your team had to do
- And explain how you felt about this experience
Okay I’d like to talk about my teamwork experience in high school.
It was when I organized the Sports Day in my school as I was in the committee in the student union, taking charge of all the big events in my school. Basically, I needed to build my team and organize the Sports Day which is a tradition. I worked with other two committees and eight students reps from different classes.
We had loads to do for the event, so, as a leader I first allocated the job to every person and set some deadlines for the team. It was such a big event so various of jobs were required, for example, to recruit 20 to 30 volunteers and train them; and to direct and rehearse the performances on the opening show; also, to invite all the guests who were parents or teachers from other schools. The whole team worked really well and everyone did their job very properly. So it went well in the end.
Therefore, it was a very memorable experience for the reason that it was not easy for a big group to work well. I was really thankful to the whole team and I learned how important communication is in a team. To make the whole team run smoothly, a lot of communication is required and everyone needs to know their roles very well. So yeah this was the time when I had a teamwork with others which luckily turned out quite well.
1.Which one is more important in a team, member’s personal growth or the team*s common goal?
I think it should be the latter one, the team’s common goal. Working in the team means that every team member represents the whole team. So the team’s common goal must go first, and it should be the top priority.
2.Is it good to have differences in a team?
I think it is a good thing because different people with different ideas will generate fantastic ones, which may be innovative. Besides, the differences in a team will help the cooperation in the team. People with different abilities will supplement each other, and then the whole team will be very strong.
3.Is it important for kids to be part of a team? What about a basketball team or a football team?
Yes, I think learning how to cooperate in a team is quite important for kids, because it is unavoidable to cooperate with others when they grow up, especially in the work. And I suppose the better way for them to learn cooperation and team work is in the practice. Joining a basketball team or a football team should be a sensible choice. Kids can learn this kind of skills when they just playing, which can make them remember clearly.
4.What skills should a team member master?
It depends on his role in the team. For those leaders, they should master the ability to control the whole situation and make the best use of everyone’s advantage. For time keepers, they should be sensitive to every important point in the task and also the deadline of the task.
5.Do the differences in a team matter a lot for the whole team?
I think it depends. Like my experience I said in part 2, too strong differences do matter the whole team. I still remember finally we had very limit time to finish our display and the result was not pleasant. While some differences will stimulate better and creative ideas, which could help the team.
6.What should a team member do?
I think, most importantly, a team member should complete his work perfectly. He should make sure that the part he did was right. Besides, if possible, he could help others within his range. Also, team members should cooperate with others. For example, A is responsible for collecting the data, and when B need some data, A should provide such data or help B to find them quickly. In this way, the team could work with high efficiency and completeness.