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Skip to 0 minutes and 6 seconds ANDREA NORTH-SAMARDZIC: Welcome back. So we’ve already covered quite a bit already about teamwork– what it is, why it’s important, and how you can be an effective team member. This week, it’s all about showing your teamwork skills. For example, at Deakin, we have drawn from extensive research and knowledge to create a professional practise teamwork credential based on international qualifications frameworks, which recognises that at our level of attainment in employability skills, such as teamwork, come not only from formal learning but also from relevant life and work experience. Given that working in teams is practised across organisations, industries, and nations, it’s important that you’re able to evidence your expertise in teamwork.

Skip to 0 minutes and 50 seconds This recognition will enable you to transfer your capabilities across boundaries as the world of work changes, which is a key focus in the materials that we will be exploring this week. In other words, this week is all about putting together your case to show how effective you are at teamwork. First, we will go through the frameworks and dimensions being used to assess your capabilities. Then we will discuss how you can find evidence and put together your case to get the formal recognition of your teamwork skills. After we put all of this together, you should be ready to apply for your Deakin teamwork credential. So let’s get started.

Welcome back

In a report commissioned by Deakin, Deloitte Access Economics forecasts that soft-skill-intensive occupations will account for two-thirds of all jobs by 2030, compared to half of all jobs in 2000.

Welcome to Week 2.

No one can deny that the way we work has changed significantly in recent history.

One change has been the flattening of organisational hierarchies, stripping away layers of bureaucracy and – instead of having long lines of reporting – we work more in teams.

Teamwork will never go away even if the types of teams we work in change.

This means being able to effectively demonstrate your teamwork skills – especially to employers – is more important than ever before.

What you’ll be learning

This week we start by looking at how the world of work is changing and the impact this may have on you and your employability.

Next, to get a better idea of where your teamwork skills currently stand, we’ll look at some international qualifications frameworks before working through some scenarios based on Deakin’s internationally-aligned Professional Practice criteria.

By working through each step, which includes practical strategies to help you benchmark, evidence and articulate your teamwork expertise, not only will you have a better idea about the level of your current skills, you should also be able to identify your strengths and any gaps that you need to work on.

At the end of the week, you may even be ready to apply for an internationally recognised Deakin Professional Practice credential in teamwork!

Your task

Watch the video to find out more from Andrea about the context and focus of this week’s activities.

When you’re done, read one or both of these articles about the future of employment and what skills will be required.

What threats could be increasing digitisation, automation or globalisation pose for your current job, career or industry?

Alternatively, what opportunities may these changes offer?

Discuss your perspective in the comments.

Deloitte Access Economics 2017, Soft skills for business success.

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