Table 1

Teamwork skill competencies and definitions.

Situation monitoringTracking fellow team members' performance to ensure that the work is running as expected and that proper procedures are followed
Mutual supportProviding feedback and coaching to improve performance or when a lapse is detected; assisting teammate in performing a task; and completing a task for the team member when an overload is detected
LeadershipAbility to direct/coordinate team members, assess team performance, allocate tasks, motivate subordinates, plan/organise and maintain a positive team environment
CommunicationInitiation of a message by the sender, the receipt and acknowledgement of the message by the receiver, and the verification of the message by the initial sender