Strategy Statement:

Through your answer, the interviewer can get a sense of how important you feel that teamwork is to your workplace. Dictators may get work done, but morale is placed seriously in jeopardy. The better candidate is the cooperative facilitator who knows how to get that recognition and appreciation is a key to getting the maximum performance from others.

Sample Response:

Everybody has an area of expertise. Whether it’s based on formal education or training or just as a result of a personal interest, there are areas where each of us may know just a little bit more than the next person. Being aware of these qualities in others, and acknowledging them whenever proper, is a key to being able to successfully delegate work. I maintain a solid sense of “who does what better” in the workplace, and make sure that my justification and reasoning for choosing a particular person should is clearly stated whenever I’m delegating duties.

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