Communicating at Work: Building a Successful Team

This resource supports the teaching of specific education and training content that can be implemented by classroom instructors in the context of a particular career cluster.

Jan Evers
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This activity is part of the Workforce Education Learning Activities Bank, an interactive resource of work-related basic skills lessons for use by instructors in the workplace or in traditional adult education programs and by adult learners. All activities within the bank are aligned with the appropriate Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS), Equipped for the Future (EFF), and GED skills and standards. In a game-based format, students develop a heightened awareness of the significance in teamwork between co-workers and discover skills which facilitate teamwork. In the critical-thinking and reflection component of the activity, participants will respond to discussion prompts requiring transfer of knowledge to a workplace setting. This activity can be used on its own or as a follow-up to another activity in the series, “Communicating at Work: Five Basic Human Needs,” which can be located at

Benefits and Uses

The activity on communication is taught within the career pathways context of the Business Management and Administration career cluster. Students will be able to demonstrate cooperation with others and interpersonal communication skills.

Resource Notice

This resource was reviewed and vetted through the Designing Instruction for Career Pathways initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education under Contract No. ED-CFO-10-A-0072/0001.