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Master of Management (Accounting)

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Working in Groups

Contemporary business practice requires teamwork, collaboration and good communication skills.

Working effectively as part of a group is essential for University life. It is also a highly valued skill for professional situations.

Tips for working on group projects:

  • Break complex tasks into parts and steps
  • Plan and manage time
  • Refine understanding through discussion and explanation
  • Give and receive feedback on performance
  • Challenge assumptions
  • Develop stronger communication skills

Groups may be able to tackle more complex problems than individuals through:

  • Delegating roles and responsibilities across a team
  • Sharing diverse perspectives
  • Pooling knowledge and skills
  • Receiving social support and encouragement to take risks
  • Developing new approaches to resolving differences.
  • Establishing a shared identity with other group members
  • Finding effective peers to emulate
  • Developing their own voice and perspectives in relation to peers 
    source - CMU

Resources

Interpersonal Skills and Roles within Groups

Stages of Group Work

Tools for working in groups

Presentation Skills

‘There are always three speeches for every one you actually gave. The one you practised, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.’ – Dale Carnegie

Good presentation skills are essential in business.

Whether you are pitching an idea, reporting on your research findings to colleagues or management or attending a job interview, good skills in this area will enable you to look and feel confident when you are in front of an audience.