This guide provides knowledge and resources on what to expect from group work for university assignments and how to make it a smoother and more rewarding experience. Group work can present challenges to many students, however, these types of assignments are effective in building transferable skills in team work, interpersonal communication, public speaking and leadership that future employers will find desirable and often essential.
These are a few of the common challenges a team may face:
Understanding your individual strengths and weaknesses can enhance your team working.
Using Potentially, you can complete an online questionnaire (personality indicator test) and access detailed reports that give you insight into your personal behavioural style and team role preferences. Potentially will also suggest areas to focus on and recommend further reading and activities available to you as a Westminster student to help you strengthen your graduate attributes. Log into Potentially to start your journey.
You may also like to undertake the MBTI personality analysis (free personality test).
(Booklet): This text looks at the roles that people play in groups, and includes questionnaires to complete. It also looks at the stages of group formation, and the skills needed to succeed in any group today, whether it is at university, at work or in any other social situation.
This guide was written by Dr Isabelle Coy-Dibley.
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