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Key skills: making a difference
Key skills: making a difference

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9.7.3 Identify ways of further developing your skills in working with others

Use your assessment and reflective comments to suggest ways of improving your own performance in working with others. How do you intend to make these changes? Working in a group is a skill that you may need to go on developing throughout your course of study and in the workplace. All groups vary, and to enhance the performance of any group, as well as to help individual group members develop their skills, it is helpful to look at how the group has operated.

Time out

Once your work is complete and you have all received feedback, try to hold a session again as a group to review the way you worked together.

Activity: Evaluating your strategy of working with others and presenting outcomes

For this activity you will need to print out the Skills Sheet, ‘Evaluating your strategy and presenting outcomes’: click here [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]   to open it.

  • Present the outcomes of the work of the group in a form that suits the purpose.

  • Present an evaluation of the effectiveness of your overall strategy, including those factors that had an impact on the outcomes.

  • Identify those skills in working with others that you have assessed as needing further development and suggest ways of developing them.

Refer to the figure below for an example of a completed Skills Sheet for this stage of the key skills framework.

Figure 22
Example of a completed Skills Sheet for ‘Evaluating your strategy for working with others and presenting outcomes’