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The Leadership and Organizational Dynamic. Classroom development of group working.

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Experimental Work in Progress Week 1 to Week 6 For The Subject of HBH330N Leadership and Organizational Dynamic Semester 2, 2011 Written by: Justin Goh Vui Luk 4215362 Swinburne University of Business and Technology Sarawak Campus Subject Convenor : Loreta Uie Ling Ling Table of Contents 1.0 Week 2............................................................3 2.0 Week 3............................................................5 3.0 Week 4............................................................7 4.0 Week 5............................................................9 5.0 Week 6............................................................11 1.0 Week 2 Date 15 September 2011 Task/ Incidents Ice Breaking Session and Group Development PLG Members Justin, Mainul, Samir, Peng. Selecting & Describing What did I see? What did I hear? What did I feel during the incident? What happened during the activity? In the first week tutorial class, our class was separated into few sub groups consist of four students. As the class is basically a new environment where most individual do not know each other, our tutor had tasked us into undergoing brainstorming session where each individual were to introduce each other in their respective PLG group before appointing a leader. The tutor also instructed us into creating logo and name of our own group and later present it in front of the class. We began sitting around each other in our respective group and started by introducing our name, where we came from, what courses are we taking and the most innovative we did the in our lives. Doing all these actually brings me back to the day when I took the Organisation & Organizing subject, where random local students being handpicked by the lecturer or tutor to be put with a group of international students. We were tasked to find out as much as we can about each others in the group. Reflecting and inferring What Conclusions or inference can I derive from my observation and experience? What meaning or sense can I made out of it? What helped or hindered the LLG and PLG? We present our groups logo in front the class, simply naming our team "The Star". The team will be lead by Samir. ...read more.

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What did I hear? What did I feel during the incident? What happened during the activity? In this week tutorial, the lecturer task us of experiencing double loop learning, an activity involve of involved thinking about a situation in which you have tried to communicate with another person, but left feeling dissatisfied. The situation might have involved conflict or an attempt to give constructive feedback to another person. The situation could be at work or in a PLG or class. Individuals were asked to fill out a sort of template, with example given by the lecturer on the class whiteboard, by scripting out their internal dialogue in the left-hand column, and their external dialogue in the right-hand column. Students was then asked to sit with their own PLG group to share their scripts and to discuss whether they exhibit more of left hand behavior or the right hand behavior. Instead of presenting our script to entire class, the lecture will simply check our scripts herself. Reflecting and inferring What Conclusions or inference can I derive from my observation and experience? What meaning or sense can I made out of it? What helped or hindered the LLG and PLG? Inference or Conclusion * When sharing my scripts with my other teammates, I discovered that most of us exhibits more of the Model I behavior. I feel sort of anxiety because most of my scripts may be offending towards other, and it was a relief that the lecturer personally check everyone script before calling a day. Helped * The double-loop learning adds a powerful dimension to previous experiential learning cycles. In previous models, learning was achieved through reflection on the success (or failure) of our actions. However, in the double-loop model, learning can also be realized through reflection on the validity and usefulness of our own beliefs. Hindered * I realized I exhibit more Model I behaviors in most conversation. ...read more.

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I noticed that other group seems to present better proposal for the Salvation Army. The ideas the other group contribute are much more creative than my own. Helped PLG * I was able to contribute handful of idea to the team due to my experience of visiting the Salvation Army with my parent in the past * The international students, Mainul and Samir provide creative thinking and ideas which contribute to the team. Hindered PLG * Language barrier still occur among the group, I see no improvement in comparison to the last few sessions. Some members did not fully participate during the discussion. * Attitudinal Barrier: - It comes about as a result of problems with members in the group. Limitation in physical or mental ability, intelligence, understanding or pre-conceived notions divides the attention and create a mechanical barrier which affects the attitude and opinion. Theorizing & Generalizing How does theory I have read make more meaning of my experience? What generalizations can I make for the wider world? What theories of my own can I make for all managers? Woodcock * The team remained somewhat undeveloped, due to most of us members had little consideration concerning the task we performed during the tutorial. Tyson (1998) * Team became dependant on leader or expert on considering the issues, with or without group discussion and then make the decision on behalf of the group. Gestalt: * Contact-full communication - the team tried using contact-full communication techniques to contribute to PLG discussion, such as sharing thoughts in group discussion. Active Planning How can I change my behavior to be more effective? What action recommendations can I make for myself or others? What should I do to be more effective? What will others see or hear me doing differently? * Try to be more creative, in order to provide better ideas for the team. * Make effort to continue improve English when communicating with fellow members. * The 'laid back' members should be pressured more into participating in discussion. * Leader plays more significant role in group decision making. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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