Chapter 28. Teamwork

What You Will Learn

• Teamwork is essential in all fields of endeavor, including the chemical process industry.

Chemical engineers work both with and for other chemical engineers, other types of engineers, scientists, and nontechnical people—often all at the same time. In short, chemical engineers do not work alone.

Teamwork is not just working with or for other people; it is working together as a unit to accomplish goals in a way that each member of the team accomplishes more than that person could accomplish alone. The concept of teams and teamwork is an old and powerful one.

Some would say that teamwork cannot be learned or that it is easy. In this chapter, both of these misconceptions are addressed.

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