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The global deficit of collaboration skills

The global deficit of collaboration skills

People are continually handling problems that require advice from others. We face issues that are broad in scope and impact, such as climate change.

But people are not naturally competent in collaborative problem-solving. Generally, people aren't being taught this skill either. A 2015 international assessment of students revealed that more than 90% of students could not overcome teamwork obstacles or resolve conflict. However, this deficit could be addressed and lead to positive change.

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  • Research shows it's possible to teach collaboration competencies such as dealing with conflict and communicating to learn.
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There are interrelated factors why so many students are unable to collaborate.

Team members need interpersonal competencies, communication skills like listening to learn, and the ability to take other's perspectives.

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These are some skills which are important for a successful life apart from your studies. You can improve them in your free time.

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