• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Working With Others

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

This was a final session of our Inquiry Based Learning group which was a review of our learning and a sharing of feedback on our scenario action plan. On evaluating how the previous four sessions had gone the subject of the interaction between group members was discussed in an open, honest and reflective way with many group members using this opportunity to express their own personal feelings, worries and anxieties that had arisen during the previous sessions. Angelina expressed a view that she felt uncomfortable in the group; Brad said that he didn't feel he was able to speak and be listened to so he kept quiet; Lulu, Carlos and Melissa all felt that we hadn't really got to know each other well enough yet; I felt that we were all so impatient, myself included to raise our points and opinions that we didn't allow others to finish speaking or time to acknowledge their points raised. ...read more.

Middle

Our group has passed through the Forming stage where we formed our impressions of each other; all tried to be accepted by others and avoided conflict. We started to understand the scope of the task we were being asked to do. At the second stage or Storming we began to question and challenge the task and there were minor disagreements within the group, which highlighted the strong, more assertive personalities of several members of the group. Some members seem to enjoy, myself included, to get into the real issues of our case scenario although it appeared that some members were content to stay in the forming stage. The third stage or Norming stage was where we started to understand each other better, getting to know each other's strengths and experiences. We also began to listen and support each other and start to cooperate on the tasks we set as a group, or in smaller groups with each having tasks to accomplish. ...read more.

Conclusion

Our second case scenario did progress more smoothly with better communication and improved listening between the group members. Small conflicts were out in the open and dealt with, possibly as more trust was being built up between the group members. In practice with our service users and in dealing with other professionals in multidisciplinary working it will not always be possible to network and build a social relationship ; also to feel entirely comfortable in all situations with all people and in group meetings. But as a professional we have to ensure that we talk openly with everyone and respect others opinions, giving them validity. There will always be differences of professional opinion between one profession to another and we may need to be assertive at times, learn how to manage conflict in an honest and open manner. Effective working relationships are based on trust and respect and it is a skill that we have to learn to interact and communicate effectively to share our knowledge, skills and expertise with all parties for the benefit of our service users. ?? ?? ?? ?? Part 2: Working with others. Page 1 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our University Degree Social Work section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Here's what a teacher thought of this essay

3 star(s)

A reflective account of work within a group. Some interesting points were raised highlighting the different personalities often seen in a group. There was a good link to Tuckman - don't forget to reference the literature. Take some time to reflect on why individuals behaved as they did, eg. how did the different personalities impact on each other?

The writing style was good overall, just a few grammar errors which could be minimised by careful proof-reading.
3/5

Marked by teacher Diane Apeah-Kubi 28/06/2013

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related University Degree Social Work essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    CARING FOR CHILDREN. Care arrangements, roles, regulations and responsibilities

    that they are being abused or maltreated, the significant policies and procedures permit the information to be kept confidential to a certain point. It is essential that the member of staff informs the correct and appropriate people within regards to the policies and procedures.

  2. Analyse an intervention that took place on your first practice placement

    Systems Theory looks at interactions and relationships, in this case between the members of the family (Koprowska, 2005). The International Association of Schools of Social Work (2001) informs us that social work 'recognises the complexity of interactions between human beings and their environments, and the capacity of people both to

  1. Counselling in a diverse society - stereotyping, language issues, different belief systems, ...

    may affect the counselling process if the client happens to have an issue that I may not be comfortable with dealing with. There are personal ethics which would make it difficult for me to deal with certain types of clients and therefore in those situations I would have to refer them to another councilor.

  2. This essay aims to look at the issue of teenage pregnancy. It will firstly ...

    the age of 18 are more likely to have an infant that is still born, or dies in the first few months. Those children which do survive could have a high risk of growing up, experiencing poor health and living in poverty.

  1. "Youth Workers - Agents of social change or agents of social control?"

    biographies in a context where new risks impinge on all aspects of life. As a consequence of these changes, people come to regard the social world as unpredictable and filled with risks that can only be negotiated on an individual level, even though chains of human interdependence remain intact.

  2. A Midwife's Tale, by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich - review

    In order for the reader to understand the importance of the entries, the author explains the situation that Martha was writing about and the surrounding factors of the era, which make the entry important for historians. Between the different explanations of the events, the author examines the historical debate on the different beliefs held during the eighteenth-century.

  1. Unit K/601/7629 Professional Organisational Issues In counselling assignment

    other persons and, instead, a commitment to strive to share power and control. 10. A commitment to open mindedness and humility in respect to theory and practice. The basic hypothesis the theory of therapy and the additional beliefs stated above describe the person-centred approach.

  2. Assessment is particularly important as it creates the foundations of a social workers work ...

    In many cases these systems are in place to benefit the agency more so than the service user. This form of gathering information can lead to alienating the service user being assessed and puts a lot of emphasis on the administrative side of social worker?s duties.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work