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Do you have difficulty working in a team environment?

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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!"
Addiction Counselor
"As an Addiction Counselor you generally don't work on your own but, rather, in a multidisciplinary team to treat the patients. Tell the interviewer how you have been a successful team member in the past, what has worked and what you will continue doing when you more to a new team. 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!"
Addiction Nurse
"As an addiction nurse, you don't work on your own but, instead, in a multidisciplinary team to treat the patients. Tell the interviewer how you have been a successful team member in the past, what has worked and what you will continue doing when you move to a new team. 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."
Admin
"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."
Audio Engineer
"I consider myself a valuable member of any team because I offer help to others, but also welcome help myself."
Basic
"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."
Civil Engineer
"The interviewer wants to hear that you enjoy being on a team and thrive in the team environment. Tell the interviewer that you really like working with other people, and you do not have difficulty working in a team environment. Share that the team environment excites you, and you look forward to getting to know your team members each time a new team project starts."
Machinist
"Team collaboration is a key part of most jobs so it's important 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 be assured 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!"
Manager
"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
"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."
Meteorologist
"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."
Multimedia Journalist
"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."
Newspaper Columnist
"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."
Retail
"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
"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."
Sports Reporter
"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."
Weather Producer
"While a meteorologist in front of the camera is expected to work well with a weather team and also with an anchor and reporter team, a weather producer is the glue that holds together the weather center alone. The candidate should use this question to discuss their experience working with others and helping a meteorologist to build a forecast. This often involves working together to figure out the most accurate numbers and tracks of a storm, and the candidate should discuss certain qualities of their personality that show they work well compromising with others. Samples: "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."

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Do you have difficulty working in a team environment?
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When the project is unorganized and scattered about.
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I never usually have difficulty working in a team eniornment.
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I have difficulty working in a team environment when the team is unwilling to work together.
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I find it a challenge when faced with.
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Last minute situations are not fun. I prefer a more organized environment.
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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 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 they all don't want to be there.
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When members of the team are not cooperative.
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When someone is hard to work with.
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I am always handle all the aspects and I have ability to over come any difficulties.
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When I'm the only one applying myself.
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When I am unsure what my role will be.
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Really don't have difficulty.
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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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Team member is not pulling there weight.
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When we are many in a small project.
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If I dont know the meterial it comes difficult for me.
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When the team members don't want to work as a team.
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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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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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When some of the team member is not focus to the team objective.
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Raise what is bothering me.
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When there is a dominant force and no other member agrees with their idea.
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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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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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Usually I do not have this kind of concern.
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When we are not working as team and making improvments.
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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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Without judgement and with the frame of mind that addiction is a disease.
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Like family, they did what they needed to do by coming back, I would be upset if they didn't return.

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