Learn to work well with others

Learn to work well with others

Teamwork is one of the top transferable skills valued by employers. Working well with others is a crucial component to career success.

  • Show respect for yourself and others’ personal space and time
  • Respect the diverse opinions of your colleagues, treat people with courtesy and kindness
  • Your verbal and nonverbal communication matters; pay attention to what you say and how you say it, be aware of your body language, your expression, and tone of voice
  • Share information and resources and work with others to achieve common goals
  • Be supportive and encourage others to express opinions and ideas
  • Try to accept all feedback with an open mind and not get defensive or upset by it. Instead ask questions in order to get a better understanding of the issues
  • When giving feedback remember that effective feedback is thoughtful and descriptive. Do not give feedback when you’re upset or angry and avoid using judgmental language
  • Meet your deadlines - If you fail to meet deadlines and commitments, you affect the work of others


  • Mobile Manners: Understand your company's device policy and adhere to it. If your company has no formal policy, use this tip sheet to guide you in using your device appropriately at work.


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