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Working in diverse teams

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Employers have long identified team work as one of the key competencies that they want from employees and team building exercises are nothing new. Why then are employers still citing this as one of the skills most job applicants lack? Being able to understand and articulate your experience of working in teams is crucial in terms of job seeking and job progression. We all know this, yet many of us are guilty of being able to say little more than ‘I work well as part of a team or can motivate to work alone’ when applying for jobs. Does this sound like you?

This course will help you consider your experience of working in teams and the different roles you play in them. It will increase your confidence in marketing this key skill to employers as well improve your ability to perform well in teams you are currently part of.

The world we live and work in continues to change at a great rate and this impacts on the teams we work in today. In this course you will consider why diversity has increased and consider both the benefits and difficulties of working in teams of an increasingly diverse character and teams that operate at a distance.

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