Reflective Report

3778 Words Aug 9th, 2011 16 Pages
Reflective Report: An analysis of Everest Simulations | Evaluating experiences | Joey Lai z3332966 |

Executive Summary:
This report is a reflection of the experiences of the two Everest Simulations, examining and analysing the individual’s actions and their role and the impact it has on the group. The discussion then incorporates theories of communication, leadership and organisational structure to compare and critically analyse the results of the simulations and determine the overall success of the team. The report will also analyse the changes and evaluate the impact past experience had on the decisions and results on the second simulation. Further the processes of interaction will be evaluated to determine its effectiveness,
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This report will also explore the changes, instigated from the experiences of simulation one and how, if any of such changes impacted and influenced the actions of the second simulation.
Further the processes of interaction will be examined to evaluate its effectiveness. Effectiveness in this report will be examined according to the degree of positive group experience; one’s learning process as well as the group and individual goals. Conversely, negative team experiences will be used to analyse team dynamics that results from differing expectations, backgrounds and goals.
Finally, the team results will also be used as an indication of the team’s success, although success is not limited to the numerical value but in particular the learning process. It will also examine the validity of the team contract and its impact on the team’s interaction. Therefore the report will analyse the results in conjunction with the actual experiences as a reflection of the overall success of the group’s task.

1. Preparation for Simulation One
The group experience began from the instant the group was formed, our first interaction was one of excitement and uncertainty with little knowledge and limited expectations of the actual simulation. Being an ad hoc team (Alge, Klein, Wiethoff 2003) with no prior experience and no future interaction it became a hindrance to my
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