The members in our teams are Bi, Xue, Qiaoyu and Chloe. Although we didn’t appoint a leader nominally, Chloe is the one who organized everything in our team. In this case, she is a true leader of us. Everybody in our team did a good job and the division of our job is showed as follow. My part of report is the overview of the business, including the contents of strategic contexts 1.1, strategic thinking 1.1 and strategic planning 1.2. My report is written based on the information from websites, books, experience and knowledge. Actually, there is a difference between my report part and presentation part. Firstly, the presentation outline showed later is different from that of our report so that we need to rearrange the responsibility of each member in order to keep a balance of our work. Some parts are more important in presentation that needed to be stressed more attention. As my strategic planning part introduction can be deleted in the presentation, and also my overview will be very short compared with my report, I need to present BCG as well so as to lower the burden of my teammates. So I need to discuss with Xue for more information in order to improve the familiarity of the topic, and finally I have control my part in 4 minutes. Thanks to this group work, now I know the true meaning of flexibility of a team. We need to respond to the changing environment swiftly and efficiently, only in this way can we achieve more goals.
Now let’s talk about other members’ work. Bi was in charge of introduction, conclusion of report originally until we later considered that her part was not enough, so now she still need to work out Teamwork 4.1 in order to lower the burden of Chloe. As the overview and introduction of presentation are done by me, Bi doesn’t have any part in ppt because 4.1 is not necessary. In order to lower the burden of Xue, Bi needs to do the PESTLE and Porter’s Five Forces in presentation. Because of the different outline, Bi has spent more time on the work so as to adapt, I thank her so much. The report part of Xue is BCG, SWOT and PESTLE, and her ppt part is SWOT and value chain. She also had a lot work to do, however, as we know that all the three techniques she was in charge of need full explanation in presentation, she can’t finish it in 5 minutes, some parts of her needed to be taken by other so as to make a balance of the teamwork. The report and ppt part of Qiao are stakeholder and growth strategy (2.3 and 3.1), while Chloe was in charge of 3.2 and 4.2, which are acquisition, market strategy and resource collection of report and ppt.
We all did a good job in the team, which really improved our efficiency in solving any tasks ahead of us. Although sometimes we might have different opinions, we would reach a consensus later because we know that diversions of point of views need to be converged in the end so as to make a final decision, which can definitely assist in planning our strategy overall. This group work actually shows my weakness and encourages me to improve myself. I hope in the future teamwork I can devote more to the team. Sometimes I will be a little lazy, which means I will wait for the order to do something rather than communicate actively with my teammates. I need to be more responsible for the team for the simple reason that I am also one of the members that is indispensable to the development of teamwork the achievement of the assignment. Besides, I think that our team needs to meet more and practice more. We just practice very few before the final presentation, which is very risky, for we can’t foresee any unexpected circumstances happen.
We can see that other teams have spent plenty of time in practicing the presentation, which improved their performance splendidly. During the presentation, I could see the members of other teams all wearing smart suits, which surprised me indeed. Maybe the next time I will wear smarter so as to improve the profession of speech and cohesion of a team by wearing the same type of formal clothes. We need to prepare fully in order to improve our confidence, efficiency and understanding among each teammate. We need to formalize our process of discussion and decision making, which can improve our efficiency more. I think that teamwork is more than what we thought previously. If I don’t have the real experience in a group, I do not have the confidence to say I know a lot of teamwork, which makes sense more in practice than in theory.
Although I have leant some knowledge from some textbooks about teamwork, this group work is my most precious experience that can never be learnt from a book. Business is always something that happens in our real daily life, not in theory. Though I also know the importance of books, we need to gain more experience by practicing within a group. A team can bring us more power by combining each person’s strength and developing it into a multiple new effect of the group. We will learn more in a group due to the fact that we know how to communicate to others more than before and how to deal with the task more efficiently. In conclusion, I have learned so much from our group and I like my teammates.
Courtney from Study Moose
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