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Do you have difficulty working in a team environment?

15 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

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!"

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"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."

Admin
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"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."

Manager
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"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."

Marketing
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"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
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"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."

Sales
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"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."

Teacher
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"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."

Truck Driver
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"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."

Machinist
Answer example

"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."

Weather Producer
Answer example

"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."

Newspaper Columnist
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"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."

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Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
First written on: 02/02/2016
Last modified on: 12/17/2018

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Do you have difficulty working in a team environment?
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Raise what is bothering me.
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When we are not working as team and making improvments.
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I have ability to work in team and as well as I am self started can work independently/take ownership of task to complete. To contribute to the team. In summery team environment yield better results.
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Last minute situations are not fun. I prefer a more organized environment.
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I never usually have difficulty working in a team eniornment.
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When you have an individual(s) who aren't open to other ideas. And rather do take over and not let others help. Or bullying to get there way.
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When there is a dominant force and no other member agrees with their idea.
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When working in a fast paced and pressured time constraint teamwork can be at times difficult in order to complete given tasks but providing everyone pulls together this difficulty can be overcome.
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Really don't have difficulty.
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Usually I do not have this kind of concern.
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When someone is hard to work with.
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Team member is not pulling there weight.
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When the team members don't want to work as a team.
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When they all don't want to be there.
15.
When I am unsure what my role will be.
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If I dont know the meterial it comes difficult for me.
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It's difficult for me, if the project maybe all the task we need the activities its all about for me, And my team is no longer to help me.
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When the number of members reduced and the work still big.
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I have difficulty working in a team that is not serious about their work, who do not try achieving their goals. Trust is the major establishment when working in teams!
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When the project is unorganized and scattered about.
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When members of the team are not cooperative.
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When we are many in a small project.
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When some of the team member is not focus to the team objective.
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I never had difficulty. All of my coworkers and me were very close. We didn't agree on everything and I guess that could've made it difficult to work with them sometimes.
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I find it a challenge when faced with.
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When I'm the only one applying myself.
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Every project or work environment have its limitations so best thing is to get hold and put best efforts to deliver best.
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I am always handle all the aspects and I have ability to over come any difficulties.
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I have difficulty working in a team environment when the team is unwilling to work together.
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Working in a team enivronment is generally comfortable for me and I do not have any difficulty working in a team so far. The only time I felt there was a bit of difficulty working in a team environment was this a project done during my uni years when my group members were not meeting deadlines that were agreed upon and it was hard to contact them as well. However, I eventually managed to get them to meet the deadlines.
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