Collaboration

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Collaboration Definition

Initiate and maintain interpersonal relationships to work effectively toward a common goal while utilizing personal strengths, knowledge, and talents.

Sample Behaviors

  • Listen carefully to others, taking time to understand and ask appropriate questions without interrupting.
  • Effectively manage conflict, interact with and respect diverse personalities, and meet ambiguity with resilience.
  • Be accountable for individual and team responsibilities and deliverables.
  • Employ personal strengths, knowledge, and talents to complement those of others.
  • Exercise the ability to compromise and be agile.
  • Collaborate with others to achieve common goals.
  • Build strong, positive working relationships with supervisor and team members/coworkers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        -NACE Career Readiness Competencies