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A book with its pages folded to look like a flower. 02/13/2008 UF/IFAS Photo: Thomas Wright

Working Well with Others

Students in an auditorium classroom.

This image was taken prior to national guidelines of face coverings and social distancing. Students in an auditorium classroom. UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones.

Group work can be a hassle. Making assumptions and ignoring group dynamics can create needless stress and derail a project. It may be necessary to go back to basics, ask questions, and consider things that were taken for granted before. As the pandemic wears on and many continue to navigate different work models, communication remains important.

A new EDIS publication, Setting Transparent Expectations for Successful Group Work, discusses six helpful questions that can make working in groups easier. These allow members to identify their own working styles, outline clear expectations for themselves and the group, and lean into their strengths for a more productive and rewarding experience.

For more information on managing a positive work environment, visit the EDIS website.