Case Study : Business Building, University Of Iowa

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Hyebin Kim, Jieyi Zhou, Jonathon Pearson, Meghan Hart, B15, 12 427 N Dodge St. Iowa City, 52242 May 4, 2016 Christina Erbe, Analysis of Process We Assessed W361 Pappajohn Business Building, University of Iowa Iowa City, 52245 Dear Ms. Erbe, We are writing you this letter to explain an analysis of the process we used throughout this semester, as well as an evaluation of how our team worked together. To achieve great performance, our team maximized process gains by way of information exchange and decreased process losses in terms of social loafing. From lecture, process gains are efforts and actions put forth that help accomplish the task at hand such as information exchange, load balancing, and social facilitation. On the other hand,…show more content…
In order to minimize the possibility of social loafing, we engaged in free debate without formality and constraint. At the beginning of every project, we delegated portions of the project to each team member in terms of printing out the grading rubric, rechecking grammar errors, and uploading files on time. Each member was responsible for their own duties which helped us cooperate well with one another, it also helped our projects gradually increase from one to the next. One thing we could have done better was to take our rough drafts to the Writing Center and meet with them in person. According to an article by the University of Pittsburgh (2007), “the most important behaviors for group work include deliberating and discussing, keeping the discussion on task, elicitation viewpoints from others, and receiving feedback from experts.” If we had visited the Writing Center, they could have given us a wide range of suggestions, we would have had a deeper knowledge of our coursework related to the projects, and we would have developed the ability to think logically. In addition, we could have used your office hours with specific questions in order to get concrete solutions and constructive feedback. These were the suggestions recommended from the TA’s and professors. Using Goal-setting theory and expectancy theory, we assessed instances of optimal and suboptimal team member
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