Cooperate with Others Performance Continuum
Performance Level 4

How adults at Level 4 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 4 Indicators

Use Key Knowledge, Skills, and Strategies

Adults performing at Level 4 can:
  • Demonstrate understanding of most key components of cooperation necessary to complete a task, such as contributing to group consensus, maintaining awareness of needs of others, and balancing personal assertiveness with respect for the positions of others.
  • Seek input from others in order to understand their actions and reactions by use of strategies such as asking for and attending to information, opinions, analyses, suggestions and direction; respectfully confronting and requesting change in behavior in uncooperative group members; using humor to release tension; and summarizing others' positions to confirm acceptance and understanding of their contributions.
  • Offer input using a range of strategies such as appropriately initiating and terminating interactions; giving information, analyses, suggestions and direction; stating and moderating opinions in order to contribute to consensus; praising the efforts of others; and choosing words and tone of voice based on desire to be both straightforward and polite.
  • Identify, and balance one's own motivations with, the goal for cooperating, monitor one's own positions and behaviors, and adjust them as necessary to assist the group in evaluating, prioritizing and taking cooperative actions.

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

Adults performing at Level 4 can Cooperate With Others, with comfort, ease, patience and little hesitation, often taking leadership in cooperative efforts without assistance from outside the group, to accomplish complex tasks with little structure or definition in a range of comfortable and familiar settings.

Level 4 Examples of Proficient Performance

Adults performing at Level 4 can Cooperate with Others to accomplish a variety of goals, such as:
  • Plan and create a yearbook for a community education program.
  • Develop a set of math games to use at a Family Fun Night at school.
  • Research and present (in multiple formats) information on the ingredients and nutritional value of selected snacks/fast food.

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