PPL2021 — People Person — How To Working Together With Human

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This article was made for PPL Course Assignment

When working on a project, most of the time, you will most likely be working with another human being. And as far as I know, every person has unique characteristics. You can’t expect two people to have the same principle or behaviour. The research claimed that 75% of team failure happens when you can’t work together with another person. Unless you want to be Tarzan and live with animals, you will be working with other people in this modern society. So in this article, I will share my experience and tips for working together with other people in groups, whether for school projects or work.


Respect and Empathy

The first key to being empathetic is to set boundaries. I’ll try never to contact any of my team or coworker about work after 9 P.M and the weekend (unless it’s super necessary). Even if I have to, I’ll try to ask whether they are busy are not and can I have some of their time. Once again, saying thank you every time another person has helped you is critical. When other people say thank you to me, it made my hard work and time is paid off. And I want other people to have that too. See? Empathy.

We are in this together

For example, in my PPL team, we always ask about progress and see if our teammates have a problem. And if they encounter any issue, we will always try to help. Because if one person works fails, it will also damage the whole project. Having low morale will also delay work even further.

Open Minded


That’s all my story for now. I hope my experience and tips will work with you too. Always remember to communicate, have empathy and respect, open mind, and trust other people. I believe you can tackle anything with this mindset. Because becoming a people person is very important in every life section.

Under-graduated Students Majoring in Computer Science