Working with others ---114


There have been times in our lives that we would want to do things our own way. After all, we know ourselves more than anyone else so we can gauge our skills and talents. However, this can also be one-sided, as humans are known to view themselves as the best and that other people are not as good. Unfortunately, I was also once one of those people. It was during my first year in college. In one of my classes, I was assigned a group where we were to research a certain topic and that we were to present in front of our class by the end of the week. Well, let’s just say that things didn’t really go as planned. I was placed as the group leader and because I really didn’t work well with others, I would often criticize my group members' work. I would not take their input and just focus on putting my ideas and suggestions first. We were able to finish the presentation on time but it was mainly filled with my ideas and not much of my other group members. We did good on our presentation for our class but I was called to meet with my professor separately. In his office, he told me that he was contacted by the other members of my group and that I was not taking their input seriously and that all I did was push my ideas forward and ignored others. This shocked me because this hasn’t really happened to me. I asked if there was something wrong with the presentation and the professor said there wasn’t but that I should learn how to work with others because next time, I may be the only one not to get a good grade. This pretty much opened my eyes to how closed minded I was. For most of my life, I never really worked in a group. I had always worked along and because of that I never really had to deal with other people’s opinions or thoughts except of course for a teacher’s or adult’s. After this meeting, I worked on my people skills and learned that despite what I may think, it’s best to hear what others think as well.

Here at Linkstyle, we too are focused on working together as a team. While it is good to share what your ideas are to the group, here we strive to have all of our employees work together and help each other so that the work flow can go much more smoothly. We need to be able to be a well-oiled machine or else, everything will fall apart. 


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