6 The Importance of Teamwork Working as a team member is already an important part of your everyday experience.It will continue to be important when you enter the world of work.
7 Teams in the Work WorldBusinesses today rely more and more on teams of workers to get jobs done.
8 Teams in the Work World Team members of a group collaborate. Collaboration means working with others for a common purpose.
9 The Benefits of Teamwork Team players tend to feel good about their work because they are empowered.Empowerment is the feeling of power and satisfaction that comes from being directly responsible for your work decisions.
10 The Benefits of Teamwork Brainstorming is one method that teams use to come up with ideas to solve problems.Brainstorming is a method of shared problem solving in which all members of a group contribute ideas.
11 Try This ActivityPool Your IdeasThink of a problem at school. Write down as many ways to solve the problem as you can in one minute. Then ask three friends to do the same. Put all of your ideas together.continued
12 Try This ActivityPool Your IdeasEvaluate the Ideas What ideas did your friends have that you didn’t think of? A variety of ideas and points of view is one of the best reasons for working as a team.
13 Team PlanningBefore you start working on a team project, you should make a plan.Team planning involves working with others to set goals, assign tasks, and assess results.
14 Setting GoalsTaking time to set goals helps everyone understand the purpose of the group.When you set goals as a team, you will all be moving in the same direction.
15 Assigning Roles and Tasks It’s important for each team member to have a role, or part to play.No matter what your role, the other team members will count on you.
16 Try This ActivityTeamCharacteristicsMake a list of the characteristics of an effective team member. Next to each characteristic, explain how such a characteristic could be developed.continued
17 Try This ActivityTeamCharacteristicsDevelop Your Strengths Write a report explaining which characteristics of an effective team member you have and why.
18 Assessing ResultsProblems are less likely to crop up if team members meet from time to time to assess, or judge, their progress.
19 Q and AI like being team leader, but my teammates think I’m bossy. What should I do?continued
20 Q and AShare the role of leader. Try different roles and tasks in your teams. You might find that you have strong skills in the role of a cooperative team member too.
21 Dealing With ProblemsTeams face their share of problems no matter how well organized they are.
22 Dealing With ProblemsMost problems can be avoided by setting clear goals, taking action promptly, and communicating.
23 Attitude CountsPerfectionAlways expecting perfection can cause problems. If you try to do everything perfectly, you will probably be disappointed and become stressed out.
24 Investigating Career Clusters Hospitality and TourismHospitality Lodging and food and beverage management and serviceTourism Services involving travel planning, tourist information, guided tours, entertainment, recreation, and convention planningcontinued
25 Investigating Career Clusters Hospitality and TourismDoes the idea of visiting far-off lands sound exciting to you? Perhaps you would enjoy a career in hospitality and tourism.
26 Critical Thinking Review Why is teamwork important in school?Teamwork is important in school because students work in many kinds of groups and must cooperate to complete projects in class.Critical ThinkingQAcontinued
27 Critical Thinking Review What might happen if you do not assess your progress when working as part of a team?If you don’t assess your progress, you won’t learn from your mistakes and you won’t be able to improve.Critical ThinkingQA
28 Working With Others Teamwork End of Chapter 9.2Working With OthersLesson 9.2Teamwork