Group Assignment Self Reflection

 

REFLECTION ON GROUPS AND TEAMS3As society has become more complex due to technology and other effects of globalization, the role working in groups and teams to solve problems and concerns in theworkplace and society at large has grown. It is no longer feasible to think that a worker or citizencan simply learn one or two skills and contribute effectively to their workplace or social settingwithout interacting with peers or colleagues. The ability to work effectively in a group or team is becoming a necessity for a successful career, as well as perhaps essential to contributemeaningfully towards society.The old management model of command and control is loosing its effectiveness as a keymotivation for workers to continue in their jobs is personal growth and development and not justrepetitive task work. Work in today’s society has become increasingly complex and consists of greater nonroutine functions with interdependence which are well suited to teamwork (Levi,2007). Teams are more effective ways to handle this work and therefore are becoming morecommon in the workplace and many areas of life. The shift in to working in teams also involvesa shift from a control oriented management towards a facilitative approach to leadership. As aresult of this trend towards a facilitative model of working, it is important to understand manyfactors that affect the dynamics of group and team life.While studying the various aspects and elements of the dynamics of groups and teams inLearning in Groups and Teams, it was an excellent opportunity gain deeper insight into some of these principles by forming a team and working on team projects throughout the semester. This paper will review the essential aspects of teams in the context of the working of the Infraredsteam. Key learning will be drawn out in relation to the team experience together with how this

Reflective Report on Group Work Essay

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Reflection on group work Project

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At this stage emotion was shown and excitement expressed towards the work we had to do. A timetable for regular meetings was given to each individual of the group by the project director and at each meeting’s ‘minutes’ were taken by one member of the group in order to keep track of the work that had been done. Then comes the performing where the team knew each other and structure and guideline were clear and cohesive. The team now focused on a common goal of developing the ideas for the ‘Lush’ event. At the beginning of this stage, all members of the group were getting together regularly and were constructing and expanding ideas for the project as well as for the presentation. However, unfortunately the group did not stay this way for very long. Distraction and lack of interest emerged bringing the whole group down to anxiety and disagreement. I as group leader was rather unsuccessful in putting the team together and in demanding more of a serious commitment from them. At this stage, the group should have been able to have delivered a successful project in the form of a presentation. Instead, all the hard work that had been done was diverted into a lack of interest and commitment resulting in a negative consequence. The final stage is the adjourning, where ‘Essence Events’ group disbanded. The idea should be that the group

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