Working together with other people for an assignment can be a challenging task in some cases but luckily, I worked well with my group members. The decisions we made were anonymous although we paced ourselves individually when it came to completing our separate parts of the essay. As a group I believe that we connected well on an interpersonal level as all four of us were able to make alterations to any problem together . Furthermore, we did not give each other a chance to get angry at one another as we knew that this would only cause conflict that would disrupt our flow as a group. There was an equal divide in the amount of work that we all did; our contributions were fair and no one was lacking behind. In addition, my group members were great at keeping each other informed if one of us were not able to attend a group meeting; emails were sent out informing us what we missed and ideas that were formulated. Everyone in my group worked according to deadlines and in synchronization with each other; we did not have to nag anyone to complete work or wait on a member to complete their task. As a group, we were able to brainstorm and formulate themes together so everyone knew what the other member was writing about in order to avoid last minute confusion. Global expansion was the theme that I was most interested in and I expressed that to my group which they had no problem in allowing me to write about in the essay; our interests did not conflict as a group. I personally wanted to write about same day delivery as a theme, although I was made to realize by my group members that there were no articles strong enough to support the trend which made complete sense, thus the idea was dropped. The themes present in the report and the structur... ... middle of paper ... ... have to be combined to create one big idea and this is where group dynamics comes into play. Employees have to be interpersonal with each other and trust one another's opinions in order to move together as a team when promoting the retailer's brand as one whole. It goes without saying that as technology develops, the retail industry will innovate and emerge with new sectors, brands, products, and services to provide for the growing needs of consumers and the emerging economy. There will always be an increase in emerging themes as the priorities of consumers change from one generation to another. Lastly, the most important thing that I would take with me to work experience is the motivation and encouraging; I will constantly encourage any of my team members when they require it and give them good constructive feedback that they can later implement into their work.
Working in groups can be a very positive or very negative experience. How a group functions together determines how positive or negative that experience becomes. All go through four stages of development, forming, norming, storming, and performing.. Unfortunately for our group, many of the members experienced some of these stages together and other missed out on that opportunity of original growth. Kirst-Ashman and Hull describe these stages as a pattern of development. This allows the group members to see how they are working together but also allows observers to see what stage the group is stuck on. I had hoped for my group to develop past the first stage of development quickly, however as a whole we couldn’t seem to get over this limbo of being a forming or norming group. Our group was not the best functioning, but working together taught me the important pieces of being a group member as well as working within a group.
I found there one many things you should learn or know about communicating in a group. As a one group of member, you should know your right and your duties. Such as, you should respect you them and make the decision together. If you do not treat your group well, you make a problem and you will not finish your work. The group should work as one and be honest that makes the work done. In October, 2015, I took a class on communicating in group with M.S. Young and I did a group project with my group, so for that reason I am a credible source for this paper.
At the beginning of this assignment, we were told to break up into groups of four or five. These groups would go on to be our collaboration groups for this assignment and the rest of the semester. When we first got into these groups, I wasn’t sure how much my group could help me improve as a writer. Now, I would say I couldn’t be more wrong. My collaboration group worked very well together and helped each other develop our essays far beyond the level of quality they could be without the collaboration. For example, my collaboration group pointed out several errors such as missing citations and grammar errors that I either completely missed or forgot to
After completing the group task of preparing a presentation on, transferring individual facilitation skills into a group work setting I will critically reflect upon my own participation. I will evaluate my self-awareness while working in the group, as well as those around me. The way that I personally dealt with any issues that arose within the group and how that affected the group dynamics. I will also briefly discuss the roles in which each member of the group took and how role allocation affected, the group dynamics and the working relationships. Finally I will evaluate my work having discussed it with my fellow group members.
As individuals we make our own choices, decided on what we agree and disagree on, learn from our mistakes, and learn to evaluate a situation when we are wrong. However, in a group the same approach can be taken but it doesn't necessarily mean it will work. Teams are made up of a large group of individuals who each have their own opinion and whose opinions others might not see. Instead of making your own choice, a group choice has to be made where compromises must be formed and unfortunately not everyone will agree with the decision at times. This Organizational Psychology course really tested individuals “teamwork skills” in the most challenging of way, that being to depend on the cooperation of the members in your group because a major part of your grade depended on your groups’ success. On the day groups were assigned the first thing that popped into mind was “Great now I have to do all the work” and that was followed by “please don't let there be any social loafers in my group”. Once a group is assigned its permanent members the real evaluation begins.
The forming, storming, norming, performing model of team development was first introduced by Bruce Tuckman in 1965. He argued that these phases are all necessary and inevitable for the team growth, overcoming challenges and tackling problems, finding solutions, planning work and delivering results. Tuckman later added a fifth phase, adjourning, which is referred to by some as the mourning stage, which involves completing the task and breaking up the team. (Wikipedia, 2005) All teams, whether social, academic, or professional go through these five phases during team development (more permanent teams may not immediately face the adjourning phase) either consciously or subconsciously and the cycles are repeated throughout the life of the team.
My experience with working with a group is that the longer you work together, it feels like the people I work with becomes a family. Sometimes we argue; sometimes we pick each other up when things are tough, but we also work together when things need to be accomplished. Getting a new job is always an adventure; normally, I walk through the door on the first day with fresh eyes and a fresh mind. That is exactly how I entered my first day at CVS Pharmacy (later to be known as CVS Health). Because this was my first retail job, it already seemed better than my experiences with the food and beverage industry. For about four years, I had been in and out of the restaurant business and believed that there had to be something a little more relaxed. Obviously, what I was doing was not my calling, which is why I applied to CVS. It had opportunity for advancement and a relaxed atmosphere. A friends’ wife that works for this particular CVS and helped me get my foot in the door. Walking through the double automatic doors, I could see the cashier, who I would later know as Alyssa, smiling at a customer. My “new” manager approached me with a genuine smile. Just the positive atmosphere and environment set the tone of how it would be working here.
Group work is something I have always been a big fan of because you get to talk and engage with your group members, and by doing so we were able to all get on the same page. As soon as we compromised on a topic to use for our project, we then divided it into 4 equal and important
When engaging in others in a team, communication is a double sided coin. On one side of the coin working with others in a group can be engaging, fun, exciting, and a little easier when it comes to the work load individually. Then when you turn the coin over it can be the complete opposite. Dealing with others in a group/ could be a nightmare, nightmarish in the way of, team members not doing the individually assessments, not communicating having negative attitudes, competitiveness, just being a slacker overall. Unfortunately these are the risks we take when joining a team for group projects. This essay will be discussing my personal group journey, behaviors, problems, influences, leadership, problem solving, effectiveness as group, and the overall team communications to accomplish the goal at hand.
When working on a group project, there are certain skills that are required to make sure that the tasks are being carried out smoothly. With that in mind, it is critical to keep an open line of communication as well as an understanding of the other individuals in the group. The following scenario is of a group project I was a part of that had a breakdown in the two points expressed above.
First of all, I think I am very lucky that all my group members are very friendly and willing to help me. They always have patience on listening my ideas and ask my advice. I am the person that keep silence most of the time, but when doing the project with them, I would like to talk more with them, I really enjoy the climate in my group. Besides they always encourage me when practicing, even I know I did really bad sometimes, but with they gave me the confidence to do it well. And in both team, the power is divided average, we all would make decision after discuss, while doing the group project, we all place the group issues first than personal thongs, we would discuss through the discussion group out of meeting. With one goal that is try to present the best as we
Communication played a very important part in our group project. One of the ways we stayed connected was to call group meeOur goal as a team was to get an A on the group project. Because my grade wasn't to to good I was fully committed to the team's goal. We decided to split the groups work up into parts. So each individual had our own assignments. I was the one who assigned the groups work, so i was happy with that individual assignments. We did it this was so it could be easier to accomplish our team goal.
Realizing that a group can become a high performance team is important. Accomplishing this goal is invaluable, advantageous and profitable. Once able to operate from a group to the high performing team is a great step into preparation into the big business world. Leaders and members must also realize not only how to accomplish this but that some problems will and can arise from different demographic characteristics and cultural diversity. That is if one is in such a group, which the probability would be quite high.
This report will examine how group is being structured, on communication barriers among group members and the use of technology tools to conduct group assignment. The information of this report is based on firsthand experience and theories being applied to support the arguments.
The Importance of Group Work in Today's Organizations. It could be argued that in order to be successful, modern organisations must actively develop strong and cohesive work groups. Why do you need to be a member? Is it true that there is no room for the individual in today’s organisation? The rapid progression and improvement in information and communication technology has led to modern organisations finding new ways to work.