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23 Teamwork Interview Questions
Question 1 of 23
What qualities do you believe are most valuable for a team lead to possess?
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List of Teamwork Interview Questions
  1. What qualities do you believe are most valuable for a team lead to possess?
  2. Tell me about the most rewarding experience you have had, working in a team environment. What made it so rewarding?
  3. Give an example of when your team motivated you. How did this gesture enhance your performance?
  4. Tell me about a time when communication became an issue during a team project.
  5. Have you ever had to adapt your work style to fit team objectives?
  6. When have you been on a team project that failed? What did you learn from that experience?
  7. Tell me about your exposure to team building exercises.
  8. If I were to put you on a team project today, what questions would you have before beginning your work?
  9. Do you prefer to work on your own, or as a part of a team?
  10. Do you consider yourself a team player? Why?
  11. Tell me about a time there was a serious conflict on your team. How did you resolve it?
  12. Have you experienced difficulties working with a previous manager? How did you handle the difference of opinion?
  13. Have you ever worked in a cross-functional environment?
  14. Tell me about a time when you accomplished a team goal. Why do you think your team was successful?
  15. How do you motivate your fellow team members?
  16. Tell me about a time when you led a team. What was your biggest success factor?
  17. Do you think it is possible to be a good team member, yet disagree with the leader?
  18. How do you develop trust among your team in a virtual, or work-from-home, setting?
  19. Tell me about the type of team members you dislike working with.
  20. What role do you usually take in team projects?
  21. Do you have difficulty working in a team environment?
  22. If asked, how do you believe your coworkers would describe you?
  23. How do you make tough decisions knowing they will affect your entire team?
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Elisabeth Walter
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Rachelle Enns
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Question 1 of 23
What qualities do you believe are most valuable for a team lead to possess?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Listening critical thinking skills.
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The ability to listen to your teammates and understand your teammates point of view. The ability to compromise for the sake of the job, because multiple approaches can always be used to do the best job possible.
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Where the team is able to work together, and they listen to each other, and take advice from each other. Also when they are able to work out their differences.
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I am trustworthy, ind├ępendant and reliable.
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Loyalty trust honesty self responsibility and team harmony.
Question 2 of 23
Tell me about the most rewarding experience you have had, working in a team environment. What made it so rewarding?
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One of my most rewarding team work experiences was while I was attending University. I learned so much by working with my classmates. I gained new problem solving skills and learned a lot from their research preferences.
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When working in Udders, the aim of my team was to promote new items on the menu, namely different kind of sundaes, to cater to customers who have many different cravings at the same time. There was profit-sharing if we reached a certain target and we worked together to promote the sundaes by considering the choices of flavours the customers indicated. We managed to hit the target and customers were pleased with our recommendations as well. It was a win-win situation.
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Getting volunteers team members on a special project and succeeding that Goal!
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There are number of occssion which are rewarding team experience.
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Brainstorm ideas to raise money and awareness. Bounce house, big turn out for kids.
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When a job I m pharmaceuticals goes well and there's no 100% checks needed to be done and that means we all worked together looking watching each others back know.
Question 3 of 23
Give an example of when your team motivated you. How did this gesture enhance your performance?
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It can be easy to lose steam on a project when things do not go your way. If anyone on our team loses motivation due to set-backs, we are sure to encourage each other by focusing on what went right. It's a great tactic that works well for all of us!
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Question 4 of 23
Tell me about a time when communication became an issue during a team project.
Question 5 of 23
Have you ever had to adapt your work style to fit team objectives?
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Yes when they r assistants I try to be assistant and help them out.
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I like to meet with the team, to get a clear understanding on how I can benefit best.
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Learn new things or how to do things differently to work as a teen.
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Not really. To adapt to my team's objectives I just make sure I am doing my part and put in my 150%
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Discussing with teammates and being flexible.
Question 6 of 23
When have you been on a team project that failed? What did you learn from that experience?
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In my current position our team was given a new client who needed us to recruit 5 employees. They were very specialized roles and the client was not open to candidates who needed relocation assistance. Our competitor ended up finding the right candidates before we could. It was really disappointing and I believe that we failed because we were looking too much at the roadblocks rather than thinking creatively. We learned from our mistake and our team was more aggressive with our next project.
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Positive about the coming one.
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I haven't exactly been on a team project that had a failed outcome ultimately but there was a project in which our draft has been rejected by the professor. Despite being dejected, we quickly reorganised our thought process, reviewed possible reasons of failure and came up with another procedure that was accepted by our professor.
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Failing is never good, but learning from your mistake should help on other projects.
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I try to stand up and solve the problem.
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Failure in project, task is always disappointing because it affect business. However project get failed . Minimise impact on the business, take note of reason why task / project is failed and learn from the failure.
Question 7 of 23
Tell me about your exposure to team building exercises.
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Our company recently went on a President Club trip to Mexico. We had a few sessions to attend that focused on team work and customer engagement. It was a really motivating trip and my sales numbers increased by 15% that following month!
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Question 8 of 23
If I were to put you on a team project today, what questions would you have before beginning your work?
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I am more of the type to go with the flow for the first day on a new team project. I want to observe the work habits of others and come into the team with some insight before jumping in with both feet.
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Get to know each team member. What role and which part of project each team member is playing. What is my role and task. What technology, methodology and tools we are using.Does we need any training.
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Working together as one there should be no compromise.
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Converging points, first aid kid, fire drill the question wil be how often do you assess risk.
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I would explan the project to my team first then gave them the deadline an aske them if everyone undrstand what needs to be done and aske each team memmber what do they feel they can do best for this project.
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Understanding the project and how to work on the task.
Question 9 of 23
Do you prefer to work on your own, or as a part of a team?
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Most of my experience has been in working independently so I would really welcome the support of working in a team environment.
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Question 10 of 23
Do you consider yourself a team player? Why?
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I see great value in being a team player because you learn so much more vs working alone. I definitely prefer working as part of a team. It's diverse and engaging.
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Question 11 of 23
Tell me about a time there was a serious conflict on your team. How did you resolve it?
Question 12 of 23
Have you experienced difficulties working with a previous manager? How did you handle the difference of opinion?
Question 13 of 23
Have you ever worked in a cross-functional environment?
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I have worked in a cross-functional setting for many years. Primarily with the HR department and the Accounting department. Clear communication is key when collaborating with different teams. Clarity in expectations is of huge importance.
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Question 14 of 23
Tell me about a time when you accomplished a team goal. Why do you think your team was successful?
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I am currently working on a client project that has been very successful within our team of 6. We set clear goals and forms of communication right from the start and it's been a big success so far.
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Question 15 of 23
How do you motivate your fellow team members?
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I motivate others by complimenting their work, asking them their opinion, and making them feel like a valued part of the team.
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Question 16 of 23
Tell me about a time when you led a team. What was your biggest success factor?
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Our company had a sales contest last month and I was asked to be our team lead for the challenge. I really enjoyed that responsibility and we ended up winning the reward in the end because my team increased sales by the highest percentage.
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User Submitted Interview Answers
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To address a situation in our department.
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I had to take charge of leading a team during this Economics projects. The exchange students were not clear about the standards of projects in Singapore like how reports should be like, how powerpoint slides should be like and how tight deadlines are. Therefore, I drafted the deadline for our team and provided sample reports and powerpoints for them to refer to. We would also review our work frequently and I would provide feedback to them.
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During a training class where we where grouped into two.
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My last job I was a team leader, so it was my job to get to work early and organize a work plan everyday.
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When I was working in Lucent technology I had a opportunity to lead a team of operational support specialist for GSM mobile network.
Question 17 of 23
Do you think it is possible to be a good team member, yet disagree with the leader?
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Yes, I think it is absolutely possible! What makes a great team member is not that they agree with everything but the level of respect and positive thought that goes into the person's communication style. It's okay to disagree you just have to communicate your thoughts professionally.
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User Submitted Interview Answers
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Yes if disaggrement is constructive and able to convince to the team leader.
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Yes, that makes for more productive out come.
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Yes its every possible to be a good team mmeber and still disagree, some times the best solutions come from disagreements.
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I do. It is fine to disagree and challenge a decision professionally. However, the leader is the leader for a reason and should be respected.
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Yes. Everyone should be able to add input.
Question 18 of 23
How do you develop trust among your team in a virtual, or work-from-home, setting?
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Virtual settings can create challenges when it comes to relationship building. I have worked in a virtual setting before and found that sending quick notes of encouragement, asking for advice, and being a clear communicator are all very strong ways of developing trust among team members.
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User Submitted Interview Answers
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Respect each team member and there views help each othere when it is require/ update support documents keep relationship and contact with team member via telephone, video, virtual meetings. These tools can be used for day todays tasks and business process.
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The best way to develope trust in a virtual setting is to make sure you have all your facts straight and know what you are talking about so that people know they can trust you and what your telling them.
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My loyalty and honesty for work and good helping behaviour will develop my trust.
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By having same spirit working attitude.
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It is important to develop trust with your team by developing relationships with them and understand who they are and where the come from. Another what I develop trust is by taking risks of some sort 1st in the group for example if I was working in instructional group I would share a concrete example of something I was struggling with and ask for help.
Question 19 of 23
Tell me about the type of team members you dislike working with.
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I can work with most personalities; however, I dislike working with others who do not pull their own weight and expect others to pick up their slack. It's not fair to the team and it's frustrating. When this has happened in the past, I have addressed it with the team member.
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User Submitted Interview Answers
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I am quit friendly, flexible and always keep positive attitue. There is nothing like dislikeing of any bember as each member are professional and they understand there task which contribute to the team.
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The one that does not want to be there.
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Team members that are lazy and expect everyone to do their job for them.
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The team members that I dislike working with is the ones that never flow the dirctions for a porject and end up need o do daboule work .
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Team members who dont care.
Question 20 of 23
What role do you usually take in team projects?
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I definitely like to take the lead on team projects. I am very vocal and organized which makes me a natural leader.
When it comes to team projects I do not mind taking a backseat and, rather than being the leader, being more of an administrator. I like to organize data and analyze progress rather than lead others.
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User Submitted Interview Answers
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Involvement in decision makings.
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I am neutral. I'm not the boss but I am open to guiding the group if needed.
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Depends on how well I'm knowledgeable or comfortable. There's time where I think I could bring more to a project than others. As well there could be project where others are able to bring more knowledge than myself. It's knowing when to step or step back and let others leader.
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Leader if needed or role player if best for the team.
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The kind of role I prefer in team projects is more of a support role.
Question 21 of 23
Do you have difficulty working in a team environment?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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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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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.
Question 22 of 23
If asked, how do you believe your coworkers would describe you?
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I believe my coworkers would describe me as personable, reliable, and easy-going. We all seem to get along great because we work off of each others' strengths.
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Fun, dedicated, but serious about work getting done.
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Has a nice person and a hard worker.
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Kind, honest hard worker and good team member.
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They would describe me as easygoing, cooperative and willing to take in feedbacks.
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Team player helpful organized.
Question 23 of 23
How do you make tough decisions knowing they will affect your entire team?
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I believe that when you are working with a team if is important to bring any questions or situations to the team before making a decision. Everyone should have input; however, the leader needs to be able to pull the trigger on all decisions in the end.
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