June 18, 2024
teamwork competency question

How to answer the Teamwork competency question

Why do employers value team work?In a recent survey, teamwork and communication skills ranked amongst the top five qualities sought by employers.  Many companies are now focusing on team building as a way to differentiate themselves from their competitors in the belief that it will positively impact their bottom line.  They recognise that team work brings about synergy - “the sum of the parts being greater than the whole” and if implemented correctly, teambuilding can make a company more productive, increase staff morale and foster innovation. 
March 12, 2024
how do you manage conflict

How to answer the interview question – How do you manage conflict?

Most people I coach find this question particularly challenging. They assume that the interviewer is looking for an example of a highly charged situation where there’s a complete breakdown of a relationship. Relax, your examples don’t need to have Hollywood style plots and drama. The key to answering this question well is simply replacing the world conflict with disagreement.