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Reflective essay on a teamwork task. The main objective of this paper is to conduct the self assessment in order to evaluate the role of the individual within the team in regards to other team members and therefore the effectiveness of the team work.

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Self -Appraisal The main objective of this paper is to conduct the self assessment in order to evaluate the role of the individual within the team in regards to other team members and therefore the effectiveness of the team work. Moreover, it is crucial to appraise the correlation between the roles and duties assigned to each member and success. The basis of this reflective essay is the theoretical framework, experiences from the business world, aligned with the personal experience, which would help me to identify and compare the difficulties that have arisen and the correct way of overcoming those. In order to achieve the aim of this paper, it is essential to determine the essence of the teamwork. Teamwork is an activity performed by several individuals, aimed at achieving one main objective. (Means L.T., 2003, p.91)There are several types of teams, depending on the goal it is managing to attain. In this case the team has been formed by our professor in order to do presentations. Guffey E.M.& Rogin P (2009) identified 4 phases of team evolution: forming, storming, norming and performing. The first phase of the team evolution, called forming, implies team building by members' mutual introduction to each other and acknowledgement of the characters and talents involved in the team. The members of the team have been selected from different nationalities and backgrounds by our professor. There are six individuals in our group, one of them comes from Germany and the other one comes from Latvia. The rest of our four come from China. ...read more.


Eventually, they reconciled with me after a long period of running- in. Schermerhorn R.J.,Jr (2009) identifies one more phase of team evolution - adjourning stage, which implies the last phase of the project and the break-up of the group. The main goal of this stage is to feel the satisfaction from the thought of successful accomplishment of all the tasks. The success of this stage is well defined by the increased emotional feelings involved while leaving the group. This implies the prosperous shifts in between the previous stages. (Lussier N.R., 2009 ) This has not been well described by the other researchers due to the complexity of reaching this phase. Therefore not so many teams were successful in achieving this target. On balance, the success of the team depends on many factors, including correct team roles assignment, smooth shift from one stage of the team evolution to another and opens communication. Nevertheless, even with a successful application of these factors, the challenges and conflicts may still arise, since they are as well part of the team development. Therefore it is crucial for me and the team members to overcome those obstacles, while concentrating on the strategic aims of the team in order to achieve the principal target. Words:1405 words References Bee R., BeeF., (1997) Project Management: the People Challenge, p. 21, Cromwell Press, Wiltshire, UK Biech E., (2008), The Pfeiffer Book of Successful Team- Building Tools: Best of the Annuals, p. 91, John Wiley & Sons, San Francisco, USA Guffey E.M., Rogin P., (2010), Business Communication: Process & Product, p. ...read more.


I came to realize that I still have many aspects to improve. 2.Second Presentation : Team Social Event Date: 14/ 10/2010 Thursday Afternoon Place: Avenham Park Description of the Presentation: As a team choose one of the following tourist attractions in Preston ( and surrounding area) and organize a visit to the place with your team. Feelings of the Presentation?: This was really a good opportunity to get to know each other since it was the first activity after assigned team. We gathered in the gate of Fylde building to go to Avenham Park. On our way to the Park, the sky cleared up and birds circled overhead. I was astonished by the park virescence when we arrived there. Besides, we played the swing and see-saw as if we went back to our childhood. Each one of us in our team was delightful on that day. Eventually, we took many photos and we put it on the Power points when we doing our presentation. I considered it as a warming-up presentation and I perceived that each one in the team is indispensable in the procedure of presentation. 3 Third Presentation?: an analysis of threats and opportunities that Preston may face. Date: 02/11/2010 Tuesday Morning Place: Livesey House 301 Description of the Presentation: Each of team should research the following areas including the main industries of the area, how these industries have changed over the years, up-to-data statistics for unemployment rate, GDP, etc ,Events which are taking place in the near future which could offer opportunities for local businesses, the supply of educated and trained staff in the area, how government cuts may affect local businesses. Feelings of the Presentation: Brutally honested, we did not perform well indeed. ...read more.

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