Being an Effective Team Member

  • 8 videos | 20m 54s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Earns a Badge
  • Certification CPE
  • Certification PMI PDU
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Making a real, positive difference on a team is not necessarily about showing team leadership. Even if your role doesn't involve managing teams, you can still make an important contribution by being a strong team member. This course covers strategies and techniques to help you become a more effective and valued team member. You'll explore ways to adopt a positive mindset toward teamwork, so that you can make a significant contribution. Because your success when working on a team depends on pulling together with other people, you'll also learn constructive ways to acknowledge differences and show respect for teams, and specific strategies for team collaboration.


  • Recognize the effects that having a good attitude can have on a team
    Identify strategies for adopting a positive mindset about working on a team
    Identify the characteristics of a team member who has a proactive attitude
    Recognize how to be a proactive team member
  • Recognize how to acknowledge team members' rights to have differing opinions
    Recognize strategies for demonstrating tolerance and treating teammates with respect
    Recognize strategies for working collaboratively with others


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    In this course, you'll learn how to adopt a positive approach to teamwork and how to take a proactive role on your team. You'll also learn constructive ways to acknowledge differences and show respect for team members. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Adopting a Positive Mindset
    2m 39s
    Team members' attitudes to teamwork can make or break a team. They affect how people on the team feel, how productive they are, how well the team performs. Sometimes it's easy to criticize – to see how the other people on your team are going wrong when it comes to working productively together. In this video, you'll discover strategies for adopting a more positive mindset. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  What Being Proactive Is About
    Great team members don't just check off tasks on their routine "to do" lists. Instead they're proactive. They take the initiative and get things done. They think ahead and set up systems that make life easier for others too. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  How to Be Proactive on a Team
    2m 45s
    If you want to play a more central role in your team, strive to be more proactive! You'll inspire others to excel...and you'll help your team meet its goals. Being proactive is about taking the initiative and getting things done...about being enthusiastic...about planning ahead, anticipating problems, and finding creative ways to solve them. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Acknowledging Different Opinions
    2m 56s
    In this video, you will learn how to recognize and acknowledge team members' rights to have differing opinions. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Demonstrating Respect
    2m 51s
    No matter who you are or where you come from, it's likely you want to be treated with dignity and respect. Your teammates do too. In this video, you'll learn how to demonstrate respect in the language you use. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Working Collaboratively on a Team
    3m 14s
    On a good team, everyone cooperates. On a great team, people don’t just cooperate – they collaborate. They combine their individual efforts into something greater, and they work as a single unit. FREE ACCESS


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