Teamwork is important for success at work. Teamwork means to work with others to complete a job or goal. Teamwork gives you a chance to share ideas and to share the work that you need to do. You need to be able to give information to the people you work with. You also need to be able to understand information and instructions from others.

You may not agree with all the people you need to work with. It is important to give them a chance to speak and share their opinions even if you do not agree. Employers want to hire people who can work well with others.

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Did you ever play baseball? Think about what was important to win the game. Did all the members of your team play the same position? Were some players better at hitting? Were others better at catching the ball?

You have to work well with your team to win a game like baseball. You may learn that you need to work with a team to do well at your job, too.

  • Read this quote.
  • Answer the questions about the quote.
  • Discuss your answers with a partner.
Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success.
– unknown author

1. What do you think this quote means?

2. Do you always have good results when you work on a team? Why or why not?

3. Think about a time when you worked on a team. What did you like? What was difficult?

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Teamwork is important for construction work. Many employees have to work together to do their job. Construction workers help build roads and buildings. They can work in different kinds of places. They may need to dig holes or ditches. They also mix concrete and install drywall. They set up and clean work sites, too. You can learn more about construction jobs at