Teamwork is essential in the vast majority of work environments. It requires four core abilities:
1 the ability to communicate effectively with others;
2 the ability to recognise and understand the viewpoints of others;
3 the ability to appreciate the contribution you are expected to make;
4 the ability to build strong interpersonal relationships.
Communication is obviously key – and we’ll be covering that in greater detail in Chapter 13. For now, I’m going to focus on developing your team relationships.
There are many working relationships which exist within an organisation, and how effective these relationships are can play a significant role in dictating the overall ...