Teamwork and Collaboration
There are a multitude of situations where it will be more beneficial to work with others than to work independently. In those situations, you will need to be able to build collaborative relationships with peers, coworkers, customers, community partners, and more who represent diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, sexual orientations, and viewpoints. Being able to work with others, particularly those who are different than yourself, will allow for a multitude of perspectives to be heard, create a sense of responsibility and belonging, and fosters trust and friendship. Leaders are able to create a culture of teamwork and collaboration and seek to bring people together to benefit the whole.
Students will be able to:
- Build collaborative relationships with others.
- Value working with people from diverse cultures, races, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, disabilities, religions, and beliefs.
- Have the skills to work within a team structure.
- Manage and negotiate conflict.
Examples of opportunities to enhance this competency at the University of Memphis:
- Join a Registered Student Organization (RSO).
- Participate in intramural sports through the Campus Rec Center.
- Be a part of a group for a class project.
- Attend campus events that allow you to interact with other students.
- Head to a sporting event and witness teamwork & collaboration in action!