Is it more important to be able to work with a group of people on a team or to work independently? Use reasons and specific examples to support your answer.
Working independently sharps our skills, on the other hand ability of working with team give us opportunities to learn many other skills. Both of these concept has their specific pros and cons. It's important for an individual to have ability to work with the team as well possess the capability of handling task at their own. I would be expressing my elucidation on the importance of working independently and with the team.
Firstly, Today all the top most corporates and companies prefer candidate that has ability of working with team. It confirm that they are ready to help their subordinates and to learn from them. Since team would have more number of people to achieve one goal which provides various idea and perception to drive the task. Team member also get each other's support by sharing their knowledge. Goal can be achieved in less - time while using similar number of resources. The incumbent of reaching the target or goal becomes every team member's equal responsibility. Best merit of working with team is the blame or credit of outcome is shared equally among the team members. Also candidates working in team learn management of personal, public relation and many can build leadership skills. But working in team require lot of patience, understanding of team mates and cooperation to avoid any altercations and disputes.
On the other hand, Professionals working independently have to deal with all the task involve to reach to goal by themselves. They become responsible for all the effort required. They sometime have to spend extra time and money to seek aid for their task. On the flip side it has several advantages like - you get flexibility to do your task, No pressure of cooperating and distracting of team- mates. Freedom to take all the decisions. However the consequences of any positive and negative result of their effort has to be borne by them.