Do You Really Work Well With Others?

Work Well With Others
Work Well With Others

If you believe that "great minds think alike," and you lean toward working with people who are similar to you, you just might want revisit that conviction. Even if you're naturally drawn to people who are like you, you'll probably be more productive if you work with people who have ideas and work styles that are different from yours. The key is being willing to adapt, which most of us find challenging.

A new OfficeTeamstudy suggests that while most (70 percent) professionals surveyed said it could be challenging to team up with colleagues who don't have styles similar to their own, two-thirds (66 percent) recognized benefits to collaborating with those who approach things differently.