The last semester was a very challenging semester for me emotionally, physically, and mentally. I had recently had a change in my relationship status and was left alone to pay all the bills. The full-time schedule made it difficult for me to pick up hours at work. Being a single mother of three children, this had devastating consequences on my family financially. By mid-semester I was forced to work third shift and weekends to try to compensate for the wages I was losing. This dramatically
To further understand Belbin Team Role Theory, I, together with four students formed a team and simulated as being authorized by the Songjiang Government Bureau to investigate into the current situation and the prospect of the higher education industry in Songjiang District. Through unremitting team efforts, we successfully demonstrated our findings and recommended several ideas via a formal presentation. Reviewing the three-months-long process of cooperation, I really found this experience of learning meaningful and fruitful. This reflective essay is a conclusion of my sympathetic introspection of the
I can’t believe my first college semester is almost over. Key word is “almost” because the weeks following thanksgiving break will be critical for me. Even though it’s almost over, I must finish strong. I wouldn’t want all my hard work to go to waste. All the A’s that I earned so far must remain A’s for me in order for me to be happy with my academic performance. These next 3 weeks are going to be hectic, but also relaxing.
Overall, this group project went very well and was completed on time due to the fact there everyone including myself assigned ourselves with a task role, relational role and from the start had individual roles present such as leader, compromiser, and gatekeepers in the group that made it
First of all, to be put in a group of individuals that I had never met or interacted with before was always going to be difficult. The process of getting to know them better and finding the strengths and weaknesses of each team member was hard at first but the more we worked on the presentation, the better we became at communicating and getting the
Next time I think I would like to push a little harder with the collaboration and have more of a deadline set with the other group members as to when things have to be finished by . It felt like the most collaboration we had was via email instead of on the group wiki, which was a little disappointing. A lot of the time I felt like I was talking to myself on the wiki and discussion board.
In the beginning of the group assignment we faced a couple of challenges in regards to schedules for meeting times and the proper communication tool to use. After a couple of emails, one of our team members created an account using Doodle to input our availability and find the perfect time for all team members. In addition, we had to find the proper way to communicate that would be great for all team members, after email discussion, found a group chat website that we could all sign in to and save our conversations to keep track of what we agreed on.
A project that I have managed was a senior capstone project which involved extensively researching a psychologist and present a complete presentation to the psychology department heads at Virginia Commonwealth University. As the project manager on the senior capstone project I encountered several difficulties and problems that required an innovated approach to team management. My group included of a total of four group members, these group members assumed as project led I would complete our group project without any help. I used my experience that I gained from working at PepsiCo to motivate my team members into all of us working together. I organized a group meeting to get to know each other by leading a communication exercise among the group
This semester proved to be the most difficult for me. I thought prior semesters were difficult; juggling my family’s declining health, school work, my teaching career, my two children and my marriage, however it became even more challenging. The death of my mother has been the hardest thing I have ever had to deal with. Be that as it may, I am thankful that I had my classwork to help keep me busy. It was part of my base line that stayed the same when everything else around me fell apart and changed. I was thankful for the group work, classmates, and peer review buddies that gave me words of encouragement and an outlet to vent. In the entirety of my counseling degree program I feel the one thing I have learned is that no matter what happens
In the past, I have not had good experiences within group projects, so before going to class I thought that this would be the exact same. Usually, groups during meetings are completely off topic and procrastinate on the work that needs to be done. I have found that this leads to most of the group doing the work a day before the project is due. I had the expectation that this would only happen again. For the MGT 200 service based learning project I also had very different expectations. Before we found our service learning organization, I thought that we would mostly be told about what needed to be done by the team. Additionally, I presumed that we would have to constantly meet face to face with the organization to fulfill their expectations. I also knew coming into this class that the project would involve a lot of work, which I do
The first was getting a scheduled time that worked for absolutely everyone. I don’t believe I was till the last two or three weeks that we had a group meeting that worked for everyone to show up. Most of the time people were going to come late or couldn’t make it because of previous commitments like a job. Thankfully in the end the project became more of a priority. As we all learned and memorized our lines by ourselves, we put attitude and movement to it as a group. One time there was class time of almost an hour to work on our plays and every group left expect for ours. We took it upon ourselves to practice in the space we were to eventually preform in and you gave us helpful feedback to each character that allowed us to make the play even better. The second hardest part of our group meetings were that because we bonded so well together we always had a rough time of getting down to work. The first 45 minutes of every group meeting was spent just catching
In this essay I am going to reflect on my experience working as part of a team and the preparation on an oral presentation I had to do in class with people from different courses, as part of the Foundations for Practice in Health and Social Care module. Reflection is educational and is used as a means of self-knowledge and to develop using a process of feeling and learning by thinking about what happened and what could have been done differently. (Rolfe, 2011, p.8-12) I will be using the Gibbs (1988) Reflective Cycle to do this. In this model there are 6 different stages to look at to help structure reflection, the description of the event, your feelings, evaluation, analysis, conclusion and an action plan. There is more than one model
Strengths for our team include the fact that our group consists of upper level, business majors who have studied various aspects of business theory and knowledge. This knowledge will be used to the best of the group’s ability to develop and present a well-rounded final project. One notable weakness for our group is that we are having to communicate over a distance rather than work together in a single setting. This provides some obstacles as e-mail communication is often tedious when it comes to working together in a group. However, opportunity wise, our group consists of different minded members who can provide various and diverse insights for our group project. As a group our biggest threat is mostly time and communication. Because this class ranges over a few short weeks it is imperative that our group is mindful of deadlines as well as maintaining clear communication between all members.