Strategy Statement:

The interviewer wants to hear a success story, bringing in past experience as well as a statement of work ethic.

Sample Response:

There are those projects that cannot be done in conjunction with other assignments, but need full attention. When I am involved, I try to establish an environment where distractions are kept to a minimum... and where others in the workplace understand what it is I’m trying to do.

When preparing a grant proposal, this is often the position where I place myself. I am able to prepare materials and temporarily arrange the space in the way that is most accommodating to my style, and were someone to look through the window they might think I’ve gone over the edge... what I’m actually doing is allowing the project my full attention and time.

For projects that involve joining forces with another co-worker, I have found that it’s always beneficial to have ‘battle plans’ drawn out well in advance. That way, each person knows exactly what to expect from the other.

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