Another question that shows a recruiter that they're talking to a candidate who cares about team dynamics and understands that how a team works together can make or break the success of its projects.
For you as a candidate, it's an incredibly useful way to find out whether you'll be joining a team of 'yes-men' or whether respectful (emphasis on respectful!) disagreements are encouraged to ensure all avenues are explored and that company goals are put ahead of egos. Providing the interviewer answers honestly, it also gives you an indication of inter-team dynamics.
As a recruiter, I've heard a lot of awesome questions (such as these) — and some I bet the candidate regretted instantly! But, with a little preparation, there's no need to feel anxious about this part of an interview.
The hiring manager knows you want to figure out if the role is right for you so they'll be expecting questions. And by taking a couple of the examples above and modifying them to fit your own situation, I can almost guarantee you're going to instigate some really valuable discussions that help you (both!) to make the right decision about the role.
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