Team collaboration is a crucial part of most jobs, so it's essential that you give an overall positive reply to this question. If you have difficulty working in a team environment, that is okay; however, you need to show the interviewer that you are capable of offering flexibility between a group setting and working autonomously. In the end, the interviewer wants to know that you are capable of working positively, in a team environment.
If you have difficulty working in a team environment: "Depending on the scope of the project, I sometimes prefer to work autonomously; however, I am more than capable of being a positive and contributing member of a team-based project."
If you love working in a team environment: "Personally, I thrive in a team environment. I see team projects as an opportunity to learn new skills!"
"Depending on the scope of the project, I sometimes prefer to work autonomously; however, I am more than capable of being a positive and contributing member of a team-based project."
"Although most of my job focuses on my independent efforts, I do enjoy working in a team environment on larger projects. These team projects offer opportunities to learn new skills and develop stronger coworker relationships."
"I have no difficulty in team-based environments. In fact, that is where I thrive, as a highly collaborative manager. I can work well on my own as well, but I do prefer the variety that team-based projects bring."
"In my current role, I work on a great blend of team and self-based projects. Both aspects are great for their reasons, and I have no problem pivoting from one to the other on a daily basis."
"Retail is all about collaboration and team-work. Although there are times when I prefer to work independently, I do work very well in a group setting on all accounts."
"Territory sales is a bit of an independent beast because I am only as successful as I determine. I am on the road by myself quite a lot, so I do appreciate the odd team collaboration that comes my way with the management of larger accounts, monthly team meetings, industry conferences, and such."
"I have never experienced troubles working in a team environment. I have been lucky enough to work with an amazing faculty for most of my career, and look forward to learning from your teachers at School ABC."
"Although most of my job focuses on my independent efforts as a driver, I do enjoy working in a team environment alongside schedulers and dispatchers. These team-based opportunities help me to learn new skills and develop stronger coworker relationships."
"Depending on the scope of the project, I sometimes prefer to work autonomously; however, I am more than capable of being a positive and contributing member of a team based project."
"I have worked with other meteorologists as a part of a weather team in the past and I know how important it is for multiple smart scientists to put a forecast together. Oftentimes, there are tricky weather situations that require multiple heads to come together, and I feel that I am understanding and willing to work with others."
"I love working with an editing team because they often catch mistakes of mine that I have looked over. They are a strong asset to have because they will keep the integrity of the piece while also helping me fine tune it. I love compromise."
"I consider myself a valuable member of any team because I offer help to others, but also welcome help myself."
"No matter who I am working with at the anchor desk, I am able to find smooth transitions into or out of my weather segment with them. I am able to make conversation and laugh with nearly anyone, and over time my relationship with the other anchors will only strengthen and become more fluid."
"I know from interning how important it is to work well with a team. Producers often dictate where the reporters go of the day, and a good team member is able to roll with the punches and still do my best work."
"I am a team player, and enjoy bouncing ideas off others within a group so I can produce my best work. I often find that team members help me improve my work, and find errors I have made that I did not see before. Also, I feel that I do a good job editing other's work, so they can also produce clean copy and great video."