People tend to have different ideas of what constitutes good communication. It is important to define communication and ways to build effective communication within teams, in order to have a successful team output. Some people think of communication solely as speaking, but it should be stressed that up to 90% of communication can be listening to fellow team members, and only 10 % talking (Lay, 2008). There are different aspects of effective communication that should be discussed by the group when it is initially formed. In order for teams to be successful, they should define how they will communicate with each other, and define the tasks that will set out by the team.
We all have had individual ideas that we used to support each one of us. We proceeded with the project with an open mind and made every effort to go according to what was discussed before embarking on the task. It could be said that the reason we were successful was that we followed all the sequences as discussed, especially the last one. It was apparent that we were all committed to the success of the team, we were able to motivate each other by engaging all the team members to aim to achieve at the highest level. We all followed open communication to follow the processes in
I believe our group effectively achieved the overall goal by successfully completing the assignment by the deadline. Although we didn’t encounter any conflicts due to different personality, culture or background, they all aroused from different matters. For instance as this was the second time we were all working together as a group with a new member. We had t...
It makes me understand that group work helps in a team process. It get hold of all individuals to put in the same commitment, effort and time. Without any negotiating and communication skills a team cannot run and progress. Peate (2010), stated that communication is fundamental in achieving positive outcomes and is carried out in many forms, the easiest is talking to each other, however to receive a successful outcome in communication, the skill of listening to what is being said must be used as misinterpretation and confusion may arise if the information that has been told is not heard correctly, there may be many reasons as to why some professionals do not listen, it may be that some professional teams look at other teams as being wrong in a certain aspect of care that is being delivered to a service user and due to this conflict within these teams or failure of adequate listening skills creates lost opportunities in care.
In our 6th seminar, we were arranged into groups to complete a “Wilderness Survival Exercise”, this activity consisted of 6 group members making logical group decisions that were impacted by motivation of others, and organizational behavior of members in the group. In summary, this exercise included a group of campers that were travelling along a river stream with their canoes, and all of their supplies, when suddenly they encounter some rapids, which lead to the group of 6 campers falling out and canoes being destroyed. Therefore, this led to most of their supplies and necessities being destroyed, or ruined. Prior to reading the case scenario, we had to form a group of 6 members discussing about what items are more of a necessity for survival than others. After gathering 5 other members, my group an I then went through 1st step in the 5 stages of group development, forming; in which we got to know each other. Throughout the forming process the group members and I went through the 3 main concepts of active listening. Sensing, by letting to the group members speak without interruption and maintaining interest, responding by showing interest to the speaker and, evaluating by organizing information and providing feedback.
Most of the groups had used Messages and Google Docs. Using Messages would have been helpful to my group, since there were times when we couldn’t contact each other or work on it because of no internet. Not only did they show me that Messages was useful. Because my team was one of the last two groups to go, the teams before us gave me examples of what to do for our presentation. Most of their presentations were well done, but there are some things that they could have fixed. In the beginning of a presentation we were supposed to write their names down and this was hard because their names were too small for me. Also even though they tried to make contact with the audience it would have been nice if I didn’t have to see them lift their heads up and down often. What they could have done was broken their parts up and remember certain parts so they wouldn’t have to bob up the heads. However, even though they did that I could hear their voices loud and clear.
I’ll begin with what I learned about myself. Throughout this course, I learned a great deal about my future interests and the characteristics I exhibit when participating in a group project. When working with Rob Geis and Martin Castro, I searched constantly and relentlessly through the CIA database to find any information relevant to our project and the argument we wished to make. Certainly when dealing with a History project, this is strength. It takes a great deal of time to sift through the necessary amount of information to make a sound conclusion. However, when deadlines are firm and very near, this type of research method is very time consuming and could result in an unfinished or inappropriately approached end product. I also found that in the course of the project I was attempting to micromanage certainly elements of the project. For example, Sam had trouble finishing his part of the PowerPoint because his Mac didn’t have office. I texted him a few times within a few days to see if he had finished his portion. During the final rehearsal, I asked both Drew and Sam to re-word things simply because I didn’t like the way they sounded or felt they weren’t serving their necessary purpose. Sometimes this type of person is needed in a group in order to help perform quality control. This type of behavior reflects my behavior and value in a group project. In terms of resea...
This turned out to be the positive group experience for me and other group members. The team was sufficiently strong from the very beginning through the development phase to the end without any incident of conflict and disagreement. Every group member is reliable and understands their roles working in a group. They also understand the significance of progressing collectively towards the shared and common goal. In other words, our group reflected the synergy by the association we held with each other as a team and, thus, reflecting an example of being a successful
All three group members were present in the library to work on the presentation together and rehearse before the presentation. At the time of the conflict. I was confused as to why the group member who didn't agree with the final product and the direction in which the presentation went did not voice her opinions or disagreements. I was worried that we were so disorganized at a time when we should be ready for the presentation. Fortunately for all group members we did read our notes and do our research on dementia care in relation to wandering, elopement, rummaging and hoarding and we did understand that wandering and elopement was a big concern for dementia patients and was a big safety concern, because we had this knowledge damage control was possible and we stayed focused on our presentation and collaborated as a group in the little time we had left. Other team members seemed to be emotional and tearful and I believe this was because they were worried at this point we wouldn't be able to present the material as a
From the beginning, where we were unfamiliar with each other and became a team, my team and I had started to learn each other name and getting to know each other. Throughout each meeting, we slowly start to feel more comfortable and open minded with each other. Not only are we getting familiar with each other, each meeting that was held we progress of becoming an effective team member, we learn our strengths and weaknesses of everyone. During the meetings, we learn many concepts from the textbook, “Communicating in Small Groups: Principles and Practices” by Steven A. Beebe and John T. Masterson. We were able to learn different types of concept in the textbook and utilized it as a team to complete certain tasks. The three concepts that impacted my team and I are human
A group of people working on a team means a group of different sets of minds working together. Thus, it is inevitable that there may arise conflicts on a certain topic within the team, as certain viewpoint may seem right for the circumstances for some teammates and may different for others. However, it is not that they are not solvable.
Communication has to be done in an agreeable manner in order to ensure team members work with each other efficiently. After all, sometimes multiple people are needed for a task such a large scale project that needs to be done in a few days whereas normally it would take months for one person. Not only that, but having multiple people on one task allows for an exchange of ideas and new takes on a complicated problem. It can take a while for people to adjust to each other but if all members are willing, then teamwork will provide the best