You’re applying for a role at KFC and you hit the questionnaire section. Some questions may seem simple, whilst others appear simple but can be hard to describe. One of the most simple yet hard to explain answers is for the question: “how do you ensure you work well in a team”. In this article today we’ll help you better understand why KFC asks all employment applicants this question and how you can answer this question the best way possible to help improve your chances of being employed by KFC.
Why does KFC ask “How do you ensure you work well in a team?”?
KFC like all employers puts a significant emphasis on effective team skills with its employees as productive workplaces thrive on cohesive teams. This helps the workplace to not only work better in providing services but provide a stronger, happier work environment which leads to greater staff retention – saving KFC money in workplace training and recruitment.
What should your answer include?
In your answer you need to cover the essential components to highlight you as a potential valuable asset to KFC:
- That you are able to effectively communicate with team members
- You are able to listen to your team when they communicate with you
- That you’re able to follow direction from team leaders
- You have the ability to identify gaps in your team and help fill them to help overall team performance
- Any previous experience that you might have in a team environment where you’ve been successful
Example answers to the question “How do you ensure you work well in a team?”?
Here are some examples of how you can answer this question covering on the above points:
“I ensure that I work well in a team by helping to be a team member who is able to openly communicate with all staff – whether that is providing my perspective and feedback or listening to the feedback and perspective of others. I’m able to take direction effectively and likewise can step up to a leadership role when the need arises for the teams overall success. I have shown my ability to lead teams in my extra curricula’s as a captain for my local football team.”
“I make sure that I work well in a team by understanding my role within the team and fulfilling my role so I don’t let me teammates down. Likewise while fulfilling my task I’m available to help others who may need assistance to achieve their tasks so we not only individually but as a whole hit our performance goals. Working within fast food hospitality previously I understand how the fast paced nature needs each team member to be able to quickly and effectively communicate their needs whilst still keeping a strong positive group dynamic.”
Remember it’s important to not just copy any response and only use these as a guide. When answering any questions on the KFC employment application questionnaire you should be as honest and authentic as possible to enable your best chances of being successfully employed.
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