Before I start with my reflection, I thought
it would be worth mentioning that I am an outspoken, outgoing and a friendly
person. I mentioned this in order to give a better perspective on myself as
part of the group.
we can do so little, together we can do so much.” -Helen Keller.
As part of our group presentation for the
subject ‘Managing organizations and people’, I was part of a group comprising six
members. I had no previous relationship with any of my group members prior to
the assignment which made the assignment an experience to look forward to. The
group comprised of Sean, Yawei, Harper, Iris, Sherry and myself. One of the
purposes of the assignment was to find out how well we could work together in a
group to deliver the best possible strategy for the assignment and thereby
achieving a good grade. I was assigned to a group where all five members were
of Chinese ethnicity, making communication a difficult task since their
English-speaking skills were not as good as their written English. On first
meeting the group, there seemed to be an air of uncertainty as to how we were
going to proceed and how we would function as a group and who would take charge
of delegating the work for the presentation.
We decided to figure out what skills we are
individually good at in order to evaluate how to go about doing the assignment.
Peer evaluation also creates a sense of accountability to each other as well a
contributing effort to helps the teams purpose and achieve the goal set. (ANDREW C. LOIGNON, 2017). We all had some
sort of sense as to how the project was going to play out as well as learning
On further discussion with my team, we ended
up with a common goal which was to get the best possible grade. At this point
in the discussion, it was decided unanimously that we would do our research on
the case, highlight valid points of discussion and create a plan of action for
the weeks leading up to the day of presentation. We were cordial to each other
and it seemed like we would be able to work with each other well in the future.