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Sharing Responsibilities

It is really important to share responsibilities when you’re working together. Know how to delegate and draw on your group’s collective skills to get things done!

Everyone has a role to play!

Make sure you share responsibilities among your group members.
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Being able to work together successfully involves sharing responsibilities. Think about how you can involve every member of the group and make sure that everyone has a chance to contribute to your actions.

Individual and group responsibility

It is important to have overall group responsibility for your projects, but think about how you can share tasks and actions between your group’s members. Give ownership of certain activities to individuals and rotate responsibility for certain tasks, for example taking minutes during your meetings.

Draw on individual skills

Everyone brings their own skills and strengths to the group. Think about what each of these are and make sure you use them! For example, if someone is really great at art, get them to design a poster for your campaign.

A problem shared is a problem halved

If you have responsibility for a task and are having problems, speak to the rest of your group! Problems are easier to solve when you share them, so don’t be afraid to speak up and share your problem or concern with the group. If you can already predict what some of the issues might be, share them at the earliest opportunity.