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Have you ever had to adapt your work style to fit team objectives?
The interviewer wants to see that you are open to change and are adaptable. Think about the times when you have had to learn a new policy, change your organization approach, or times when you have had to change your plan for meeting a goal. Talk to the interviewer about how you changed this work style to meet the team's objectives. Be sure to mention that you were happy to accommodate this change to help the team reach the overall goal.
Answer examples
"Typically, I like to begin my day with listening to voicemail, checking emails, and making a to-do list for the day. The goal of this team was to increase staff communication, so we decided to start each morning with a team huddle instead. This meant that I was unable to kick-off my day with my usual morning routine. I was happy to meet for the team huddles because I understood that they were helping us meet our goal of improving communication."

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User-Submitted Answers

Have you ever had to adapt your work style to fit team objectives?
Having to work with multiple people at one time.
Learn new things or how to do things differently to work as a teen.
Not really. To adapt to my team's objectives I just make sure I am doing my part and put in my 150%
You have to know what you are doing and make sure it is right .
When being a trainer, I had to learn to put mys of in the shoes of the trainee, learn their workstyles and teach them mine.
Yes when they r assistants I try to be assistant and help them out.
My work style seems to have fit with the jobs I've previously had. I'm a quick learner and multitask well.
I have become more involved and personable in order to better understand teams and improve workflows.
I like to meet with the team, to get a clear understanding on how I can benefit best.
Discussing with teammates and being flexible.
I've worked in a very busy restaurant with 10 people. 3 people waitressing and each of us had our own job in the kitchen so I had to adapt to a fast paced work environment and the most important thing was getting the orders out.
Due to my strong communication skills, I was able to pay attention to my team members and come up with an objective. My creativity also contributed to sharing ideas.
No one is a island. You need to work with people to achieve goals. I therefore eliminate my personal feelings and ensure I get along with the team.
I had to adapt my work styles from just telling people what do and listen to thier option as will to comlet the abjective the most efficient way as possible.
Firm and polite to deligate a task. Follow up to make sure task is done properly.
Very friendly with coworks.
Learning how to be flexible and to go with the flow.
How have you had to adapt your work style to fit the teams objectives?
To motivate and inspire my team in core values and objectives of the company.
Yes, I like the challenge.
My lifestyle is already team oriented.
By adjusting to strengths and weaknesses of other team members.
Constantly going back to the drawboard/team to analyze plan and or to reset.
I will give them a suitable theme of work that can be easily adaptable to other team member.
I've had to bite the bullet then sort of become the team leader.
I like to be very thorough. Sometimes, due to work pressures and low staffing levels I felt that I have not ben able to spend as much time as I would have liked with patients. However, I always deliver quality care that is safe.
In any situation adjustments need to made, I try to go with the flow or increase the pace to encourage high productivity. I usually take a leadership role but I will take any role to finish the job.
I can contribute and share my knowledge to my team.
Consider everyone's opinion and come up with a overall result.
I always start my any work with proper planing and organisation that help me to record everything which I need and I achieve more in shortest time.I think my this working style can fit me every where.
I will encorage cooporation among all of us so to ensure well going of the service we provide.
By learning to not be a perfectionist.
Changing what shift you are on.
Understanding and ask more questions.
Been open and ask if I don't understand and come up with ideas.
Ive pulled myself away to work alone and spend 15 minutes listing my own ideas for the team objectives. Afterwards, organize with the group the ideas, eliminate duplicates and decide on the main objectives you want to consider.
Being more of a listener.
I can adapt to different situations pretty well.
I have not been in a work environment as of right now, but I would adapt to where something can be worked out. Also, I would make sure that I would set a good example for others.
Working with multiple people at once.
Follow the rule set for the team. involved in walkthrough and team meetings present on issue, resolutions and project details/status.
What is the team know who has the most knolage on team.
I'm the type of person that will try to do everything. I've come to realize that sometimes you need to step back and let someone else help.
Well while working in a Team, its important of team mates to meet the project or task requirement for which it is important to have a similar work style. No one is same as other in nature so adaptability of carrying a work helps to deliver best results.
I have had to take a lead role.
My work style is quiet, focused, and very detail-oriented. As part of a team, I have occasionally had to compromise that particular approach to working.
I have had to learn to value the input of other team mates as I do my own.
For me, everybody had their own idea to achieve the objective. What I can do is to give and take at the same time.
I just kind of find my self in a different place imagining me being there when im not.
Use the strengths of the people around you as a leader you may have to change your role to make the team as a whole better.
Of course when the situation calls for it.
Getting time to learn how they work and how there standard is, slowly slowly by accepting my mistake and my flexibility it will help me to adapt the work syle.
Absolutely,I use to like to take control of the situation and more through things my way. I am also an action orientated person. I am a doer. I have had to learn to slow down and value the process. In the past when Brain and I use to work here at MSMS, we would be working on a unit and Would start brainstorming and grab something and run with it. The brain would be the apprentice and say he was sure it would work. Sometimes it would be great other time. Well, let's just say those were the time the sun shone on Mr. Gallghers. He has a great sense of humor about it. He watches me fall and pick up the pieces with me. I learned, by taking the time to process how something might work you are able to prevent potential problems.
Yes, when I moved to the.
Well, I have learned new strategies to help me continue processing. For example. I have learned if I take notes or write thoughts down as another process it actively engages my mind. So I do not have the need to get up.
Working in pharmaceuticals it was so important to work as a team so mistakes are not made by communicating and helping the team make sure everything is 100%
Not to over analyse work resulting in being more productive.
To give my team empower to be acknowledgement to all of them.
Yes, not everyone works the same way. You just need to find a balance and understanding of that. As you both are striving for the end result. I believe communication is key.
I had to be observant and meticulous to take note of the likings of the customers at Udders and make new recommendations that would be combinations of their choices and my team's objectives at that point of time was to promote this new recommendations.
I would adapt to changing situations quickly, without hesitation.
Team work is good for us one thing we can complete work hurry and if other partner in problem we can help.
Little by little I would try something new to fit the team's objectives.
Work as a team and help others as needed.
It's team work at the end. Everyone should be on the same page.
Listen to instructions of what needs to be done so that can prioritise workload.
Yes, every team is different and will have a different dynamic. I find some teams require a very evently spread workload whilst others will vary depending on the the strengths and expertises of each memeber.