Cooperate with Others Performance Continuum

Performance Level 2

How adults at Level 2 Cooperate With Others:
  • Interact with others in ways that are friendly, courteous, and tactful and that demonstrate respect for others' ideas, opinions and contributions.
  • Seek input from others in order to understand their actions and reactions.
  • Offer clear input on own interests and attitudes so others can understand one's actions and reactions.
  • Try to adjust one's actions to take into account the needs of others and/or the task to be accomplished.

Level 2 Indicators

Use Key Knowledge, Skills, and Strategies

Adults performing at Level 2 can:
  • Demonstrate understanding of cooperation as a process of balancing personal initiative and "helping out" with willingness to defer to and encourage the participation of others; some basic understanding of group process and negotiation of goals and ground rules for cooperative efforts; and some awareness of cultural protocols.
  • Seek input from others in order to understand their actions and reactions by use of strategies such as eye contact and body language to indicate attending, encouragement, agreement and acceptance; asking for information, suggestions and opinions; questioning to clarify meaning and intent; and restatement to confirm accurate understanding of the input of others.
  • Offer input clarifying one's own position as well as reflecting on the positions of others and on progress being made in cooperative work, by use of such strategies as giving information, suggestions and opinions and repeating and confirming that input as necessary.
  • Define the goal for cooperating, and prioritize and take some simple actions based on the negotiated agreement of all.

Show Fluency, Independence, and Ability to Perform in a Range of Settings

Adults performing at Level 2 can Cooperate With Others, with effort and with some initial assistance from outside the group, but taking some initiative and being guided by group members, to accomplish simple, well defined tasks in a range of comfortable and familiar settings.

Level 2 Examples of Proficient Performance

Adults performing at Level 2 can Cooperate With Others to accomplish a variety of goals, such as:
  • Plan and prepare for a short recognition ceremony.
  • Check in a shipment of recently-ordered office supplies.
  • Agree on rules for use of computers.
  • Agree on contents and produce a catalogue of infant/toddler/preschool items.
  • Plan and carry out 2 different parent/child activities during PACT time.
  • Agree on a set of classroom ground rules.

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