Finally, strong and constructive communication is essential. All team members must be aware of their role and responsibilities – low clarity of role can lead to stress and burnout. 1 Understanding your role and that of others means knowing what to expect of others and what they can expect of you. It means knowing who is in charge, the structure of the team and who has the power to make decisions.
Active listening, validation and empathy as just as important when interacting with our team mates as it is with community members. Show your colleagues that their opinions matter to you and that working collaboratively is a priority.
Managing conflict as it arises is an important part of team work. We must see conflict as an opportunity to learn, grow and move forward.
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