Working with others self-assessment
Working with others may require you to work in a number of different situations: independently, with a partner or a team, or in a leadership role. Strong working with others skills are essential in many workplaces and in everyday life. Complete this self-assessment to help you understand your working with others strengths and areas for improvement.
- Read each statement in Section 1 and place a check mark in the column that best describes how well you can complete that task. The statements are grouped into three categories: working independently; working with a partner or a team; and working in a leadership role. Tip: Think about your work and life experiences as you consider each task.
Review your responses for each category. If you have checked five or more in the “Somewhat” and/or “No” columns, you may want to consider upgrading your skills in that category.
Complete Section 2 to identify your training needs.
Section 1: Self-assessment
|Work independently to complete my tasks.|
|Work with limited direction or supervision.|
|Budget my time to ensure I complete tasks on time.|
|Schedule and coordinate my work with the work of others.|
|Organize my work tasks within a set of priorities.|
|Take initiative by doing what needs to be done before being asked.|
|Focus on my work even when there are distractions around me (e.g. other colleagues, background noise).|
|Review my work to make sure that it is free of errors and meets quality standards.|
|Ask for help or advice from co-workers or my supervisor when it is required.|
|Provide regular progress reports to my supervisor so that he/she is aware of the work I do.|
Working with a partner or a team
|Work co-operatively with a partner or team to complete tasks.|
|Coordinate my work with the work of my colleagues to complete group projects.|
|Complete my assigned work on time so that team deadlines are met.|
|Complete my fair share of tasks when working with a partner or team.|
|Follow directions from my partner or team members as required.|
|Give directions to my partner or team members as required.|
|Participate in making group decisions by contributing my ideas and suggestions.|
|Contribute to making decisions co-operatively and settling differences respectfully.|
|Improve my work based on suggestions and advice I receive from my partner or other team members.|
|Help build an open and trustworthy work environment by encouraging others to participate in team building activities.|
Working in a leadership role
|Coach or mentor others (e.g. help others by sharing my experiences and offering guidance or advice).|
|Lead by setting a good example for the people around me.|
|Support and encourage others.|
|Let people know when they are doing a good job.|
|Make decisions that I feel others can respect.|
|Provide constructive feedback to help others improve their work.|
|Take the lead in coordinating my colleagues’ tasks in a group project.|
|Demonstrate passion and enthusiasm for the work I do.|
|Encourage group interactions and maintain a positive atmosphere within my team.|
|Support colleagues by taking the time to help others with their work.|
Section 2: Personal development
Completing this section will help you make informed training decisions.
- Look at the “Yes” columns in Section 1 to identify your strengths, and record them below.
Look at the “Somewhat” and/or “No” columns in Section 1 to identify the areas that you need to develop or strengthen, and record them below.
I am confident that I can…
E.g. focus on my work, even when there are distractions around me.
Tip: Consider using your strengths to help a colleague, friend or family member improve their working with others skills.
Areas for improvement
I would like to improve my ability to…
E.g. take the lead on group projects.
Tip: When developing your training plan, focus on improving one or two abilities at a time.
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