Topic outline

  • First learn more about your own personality

    In order to be content and fulfilled in the workplace, it is vital to match your occupation and work environment to your personality type. This is because job satisfaction is at its highest when your job engages your strong personality traits. Similarly, it boosts professional fulfilment when your job is in line with your attitude, values, and preferences.

  • Introduction to team dynamics

    Working with a group of people is different from working in a team.  Working in a team means that everyone is working to the same goal and, if that goal is not met, can suffer the same consequences - whether positive or negative.  To make a team work there needs to be several different component roles.  Often these roles are provided by different people but sometimes one person may fulfil more than one role.

    Definition of a team: the combined action of a group, especially when effective and efficient.

    Phil Jackson“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.”
    Phil Jackson

    • Readings and web links

      Find general reading and information relating to Team Dynamics in this section.  Also check out the links on the internet

    • Team Dynamics

      Activities for learning

    • Find your element

      There is a great concept introduced by Sir Ken Robinson, called ELEMENT. 
      The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, was published in January 2009.

       "The element" refers to the experience of personal talent meeting personal passion. He argues that in this encounter, we feel most ourselves, most inspired, and achieve to our highest level.