Work Management & Performance

Question Intent

Before inviting you to join their team, an employer will be inclined to gather information about your; experience(s) working in a team environment previous team role(s) ability to lead, manage, or effectively join a team commitment, contributions, collegiality, and conflicts The interviewer is trying to assess your compatibility with existing teams and ensure that you would be a positive addition to their team.  

Hot tips in responding to Teamwork Questions

•  Highlight your range of team work experience; work, volunteer, academic, athletic, committees, etc.
•  Demonstrate your understanding of team dynamics, roles, and challenges.
•  Convince the employer that you are able make a smooth transition into their team environment.

For more tips on answering questions effectively, visit the All About Interviews & Workplace Success sections of the OLC.