From day one our group has been very open to discuss issues which groups need to have to be successful. Our meetings usually always have a short period to talk about personal issues to loosen tension to Segway into discussing the agenda to accomplish our goals. As many of our jobs and works are still in the works until a date is set we still are planning and the group has stayed positive and excited to meet. The oversight committee has a large task which chair member are contacting including ours for future details to help the 5k planning to go smoothly. Positives of having a diverse group allows us to have a variety of resources available to our group.
While in the meeting, explain the tasks to each member of the team and make them accountable for additional deliverables. Communication Plan Communication is one of the main characteristics of a project. Accordingly, the project kick-off meeting should highlight more on the communication plan for the project. This normally involve the gatherings and escalation strategies. Following are some of the meetings that take place during the project life cycle: • Project plan updates • Weekly status meeting • Management updates • Task and activity planning sessions Furthermore, the project manager can focus on the other transmissions mechanisms such as e-mail communications, forums, etc.
From my observation, I noticed that people might have an idea different from his idea, but we all just accept his idea. This is because everyone is trying to get along well with every other person, and trying to show support. In this stage, team members begin to discuss their responsibilities, who reports to whom, and how things will interface. Team members also begin to identify with one another, this brings about trust within the team. There is also a cohesive bond within my team and conclusions are reached quite easily, and by easily, I mean we arrive at solutions without conflicts.
Being an effective team we also delegated our part of work without any problems and we decide to work in a very transparent working environment which means sharing all information on time. So, others can check the progress of one’s work as well as giving feedback and suggestions. We also encouraged a very comfortable and informal working atmosphere on our team. There was no unnecessary stress on anyone, which help everyone feel interested and involved. We often held in person open discussion prior to the class and if a team member is missing, we would email him/her to fill him/her in
Working in teams provides an opportunity for individuals to come together and establish a rapport towards others within a group. Teamwork is classified as people with different strengths and skills who work together to achieve a common goal. When a team works well, specific objectives are fulfilled and satisfied. Teamwork plays a crucial role in implementing and fulfilling a common goal in a team project. Each member plays a role and takes on different responsibilities combined together.
For instance, one of our meetings was about selecting a topic for the final team project, as a group we discuss among ourselves what ideas are good and we fully go deep in details. Communicating with one another helps each of us get different opinions and ideas from one and another, where we can be more creative as team. “We don’t send meaning; we create it based on our experiences, background, and culture” (Beebe & Masterson, 2014). We communicate like this because we can understand on how each of us think and hearing from each member in the team
Good teamwork plays a crucial role in implementing and fulfilling common goal quicker and better in a team project. Every team member plays his or her particular role and takes on different responsibilities which combined together can make the team function well and achieve common goal. In different stages of teamwork, conflicts or arguments may occur as members have different standpoints which need be harmonized within the team. The key to effective teamwork is to exploit each team role's unique abilities to motivate them play up strengths and avoid their weaknesses with a proper balance. Through teamwork, I clearly recognize my role characteristics, learn to develop my strong points and circumvent weaknesses in the team, and draw lessons
These lesson have taught us that everyone has leadership potential and that it takes active help from other group members and the individual to build on their existing leadership characteristics. But as we learned from our group experience once that leadership initiative is brought out it benefits the group in countless ways. It allows for more efficiency and less confusions because people are more confident in their roles and can voice their concerns when they feels any conflict. Additionally it helps the group because when everyone is a leader you have people who know when to step down and take orders from another leader which can help a group out to complete a task. We are glad we learned these lessons about community building projects, teamwork and leadership and we will not hesitate to bring these to our professional careers, and make individuals and ourselves better
During our recent group presentations, we covered negotiation, building teams, working in groups, managing conflict, effective meetings, facilitating team success, managing decisions and solving problems creatively (De Janasz, Wood, Gottschalk, Dowd, Schneider. 2006, pg 196-314). Our team was given working in teams for success as a presentation topic. I believe we not only clarified the topic but managed to use the content to our own benefit and produce a successful presentation. This essay highlights our ability to work co-operatively in a team, initiate a successful presentation, and reveal what we can do next time to improve our work techniques.
On top of my Prezi slides and written proposal, I put together the bibliography of everyone’s sources and was always open for communication. I can label myself as an opinion giver because I often expressed my opinions and beliefs about what the group should be doing in order to do better our presentation, which was constructive because it started conversations where we would bounce ideas off each other. Overall, I mostly enjoyed my group members and I believed that collectively we came up with a good presentation and a good written proposal. We all walked away from being a group being more knowledgeable and feeling accomplished because we completed our task and bonded through group cohesiveness.