Behavioural competencies for Research Technician/Technologist: Teamwork

Demonstrating effective interpersonal skills and working cooperatively and effectively within and across organizational units to achieve common goals.

Level 1


Participates as a team member

  • Assumes personal responsibilities and follows up on commitments.
  • Seeks others' input and involvement and listens to their viewpoints.
  • Recognizes the validity of others' viewpoints and the value of different approaches.
  • Deals honestly and fairly with others, showing consideration and respect.
  • Actively participates to ensure an efficient and productive team.
  • Recognizes when a compromise is required for the greater good of the team.
  • Empathizes with others and takes positive action when required.

Level 2


Fosters teamwork

  • Looks for opportunities to work with other groups or organizational areas.
  • Initiates collaboration on projects or methods of operating.
  • Communicates the importance of teamwork and goals.
  • Shares (seeks out and provides) information and expertise with other team members.
  • Discusses problems/issues with team members that could impact on results and seeks solutions.
  • Gives credit and acknowledges contributions and efforts of individuals to team effectiveness.

Level 3


Demonstrates leadership in teams

  • Provides coaching/mentoring, guidance and direction to other team members.
  • Considers team members' interests and strengths when discussing work plans and establishing tasks.
  • Considers and acts upon issues in a timely manner.
  • Encourages members of a group to contribute to team goals.