Every organization requires some people who perform well in a team and some who are more productive when they are given complete freedom. Let’s face it: at some point of time or the other you would have been required to work in a team – willingly or unwillingly.

 

While you may have shown resistance before working in a team, later on you might have realized your potential. While your liking, or the lack of it, determines to a great extent whether you are a team player or not, it is not the sole determining factor. Another fact: everyone is a team player, only the degree varies.

Test Your Team Quotient

Activity 1

Read the statements and assign a score as per the options below:

I will: 5 points
I am very likely to: 4 points
I may: 3 points
I am less likely to: 2 points
I won’t: 1 point

  1. In case I see my colleagues over worked and stressed ______offer help
  2. In a situation that demands overtime __________volunteer
  3. When no one is willing to take up an assignment ______
  4. On the success of a project _________share the credit
  5. In case there is an office meeting but you have an urgent appointment ________stay
  6. If I am asked to do an assignment that I have never taken up before, _________take it up
  7. ___________share my thoughts and ideas
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Results:
More than 25: You are out-and-out a team player: You are a desired team member.

10-17: You can work in teams as well as alone.

5 to 10: You don’t like working in teams as much as you like to be on your own.

Less than 5: You are really not the one who is likely to contribute anything in teams.

Activity 2

Choose one of the following with respect to the given statements

  1. You rely on your own skills and abilities more than that of any other members in your office
    ®Strongly agree
    ®Agree
    ®Depends on the situation
    ®Disagree
    ®Strongly disagree
  2. You think that you are the most productive member of your team
    ®Strongly agree
    ®Agree
    ®Depends on the situation
    ®Disagree
    ®Strongly disagree
  3. I Do Not Receive the Credit I deserve when I work in teams
    ®Strongly agree
    ®Agree
    ®Depends on the situation
    ®Disagree
    ®Strongly disagree
  4. People like working with me in a group or a team
    ®Strongly agree
    ®Agree
    ®Depends on the situation
    ®Disagree
    ®Strongly disagree
  5. I like working with people
    ®Strongly agree
    ®Agree
    ®Depends on the situation
    ®Disagree
    ®Strongly disagree
    Results
    Mostly ‘Strongly Agrees’: You are a complete team player who has problem working alone
    Mostly ‘Strongly Agrees’ with A few ‘Agrees’ and ‘Depends on Situations’: You are a good team player
    Mostly ‘Agrees’ and ‘Depends on Situations’: You are a team player who can work alone
    Mostly ‘Depends on the situation’ and ‘Disagree’ : You like to be on your own but can work in a team if required
    Mostly Disagrees: You have trouble working in a team
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The test crafted by CareerBuilder India is a comprehensive set of questions that give you a fair enough idea about your significance as a team player. While it may sound tempting to be manipulative on these tests, it is in your best interest to give cent percent true answers. Furthermore, it is important to realize that all employers do not look for people who score maximum on team membership tests. They might hire you even if you have the minimum score, depending on the requirement and cultural-fit of an organization. be it Technology or finance.

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