Essay about Reflective Diary

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I am writing this essay in-order to reflect upon the experiences, that I have experienced during the 7 months that I have been studying the Work based live case study module (2509) and how these experiences have impacted upon my approach towards my communication, team working, problem solving skills and other factors which were endemic within the module.
After completing the first year module New enterprise journey, which is the module prior to Work based live case study. I expected the work based live case study to be similar. However I found out this as correct in a sense, however the Work based live case study module took the theoretical aspects from the first year and focused upon their application. I felt this was very useful,
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From the level one module New enterprise journey I learnt that the team selection was an important facet. According to Bolton & Thompson 2004 people selection is important as it "enhances performance significantly, so the work based case study module helped me be able to carryout team selection, this process was through working with people I have had previous experience in working with, this proved successful as we worked well as a unit, this was mainly because a group member assumed leadership which is another important facet within a team.
Work based case study being a level two module meant that there was a large amount of work to carryout within a tight deadline, as were assigned a blank canvas of what kind of solutions we could encompass. So we had to divide the work into sections so that all the team members could contribute to the task completion within a timely manner. I believe this was successful as it meant that the work was done much quicker and the quality of the work was therefore much better, as we managed to get a variety of solutions in order to help solve the problems as there was no one clear solution to the problem , however a compilation of mini-solutions to the underlying problems, I found that using an Ishikawa diagram(cause-effect diagram) was particularly useful as it helped reach the roots of the problems , I will be using that technique in my other modules and in the real world because it make problem solving much easier as it help
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