Are you a good colleague?

 Você acha que é um bom colega? Faça esse quiz, pratique seu inglês e descubra se você é do tipo que as pessoas querem ter por perto no escritório.

1) A colleague has been promoted to a position you also applied for. You:

a) avoid him / her

b) organize a party

c) congratulate her

2) People from another department have a lot of work and are looking for a volunteer to help them out for a couple of hours. You:

a) volunteer straight away

b) wait for them to ask you

c) hide when you see anyone from the department

3) You and your colleague are working on a project and you’ve just found out she’s made some mistakes. Do you:

a) tell him / her to correct them

b) tell your boss

c) explain what he/she has done wrong and help him / her to correct the mistakes

4) Your colleague has been admitted to hospital. You:

a) call to see how he / she is doing but also find out when he / she’ll be back as it’s very busy at work

b) buy a card and get everyone in the department to sign it and do a collection to buy him / her a present

c) find out from your colleagues what is wrong with him / her

5) Your colleague is late and your boss is in a bad mood and asks you where he / she is. You:

a) say you haven’t got a clue

b) say he / she has gone to another department to discuss some work related issues

c) say he / she has called and is stuck in traffic

6) You have a radio at your department. You:

a) ask your colleagues whether they want to listen to it and what they want to listen to

b) change the station if you don’t like the music without asking your colleagues

c) get to work first so you can choose the station

7) You have to send some letters by mail. This work is normally done by the secretary of the department but she has a few days off. Do you:

a) mail the letters

b) put them on his/her desk so she can do it when he / she gets back

c) find out who takes over his/her tasks

8) A colleague you don’t really like has just started using a new computer system that is new for him / her, although you’ve been working with for a while now. She is having trouble getting to grips with it. You:

a) do nothing

b) suggests he / she goes over her notes or takes a course

c) ask if he / she would like some help

9) Your colleague has a headache and isn’t feeling well. You have a lot of work to do. You:

a) get him / her an aspirin

b) tell him / her to stop complaining

c) tell him / her she should go home, you can manage

10) You and your colleagues are doing exactly the same work and have received the same workload for the day. You:

a) try to finish first

b) do your work and when you finish go for a cup of coffee

c) do your work and if there is somebody still working when you are finished, ask them if they want some help.

11) You are in a meeting and your colleague is making a suggestion that isn’t very good but he / she is trying to explain it. You:

a) let him / her finish explaining

b) interrupt him / her and say that it is a stupid idea

c) listen to what he / she has to say but role your eyes and sigh a lot while he / she is speaking.

12) Your boss has told you that you or your colleague has to stay at work till 9 p.m. next week but he lets you two decide. You:

a) decide to take turns but insist on doing Tuesday and Thursday as it is one day less

b) volunteer to do it

c) flip a coin for it and hope it is not going to be you.

Score:

Question

A

B

C

1

1

3

2

2

3

2

1

3

2

1

3

4

2

3

1

5

1

3

2

6

3

1

2

7

3

1

2

8

1

2

3

9

2

1

3

10

1

2

3

11

3

1

2

12

2

3

1

The result: Add up the number of points scored and read the corresponding description.

12 – 18  You shouldn’t work in a team as you do not seem to be very considerate. Try to change a little and then your colleagues might be a bit nicer to you.

19 – 29  You are a good colleague although you could be a bit more considerate sometimes. In general your colleagues won’t complain about you.

30 – 36  You are a colleague from heaven. You are always there to help everybody out and are very considerate. People love having you as a colleague but be careful people don’t take advantage of you.

Os resultados do teste não estão embasados em nenhum estudo científico. Têm apenas propósito recreativo.

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Autor: Roy Pieppers

 

 

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