After today's presentation in class I have a few further reflections to make during this reflective blog period. Firstly, I felt that my group worked very well. We agreed in our first meeting the structure and strategy we would use, allocating who would research what targets and what information we would produce. We then went away over last weekend before meeting and comparing our results the following Monday. Here we began to design our presentation, presenting the evidence we had and explaining the rationale behind our decisions and chosen topics to the other members. We quickly decided how concepts such as SWOT should be used to introduce the situation WaveRiders found themselves in, whilst concepts such as AHP and PMI should be used to explain which marketing strategies should be used by the organisation. Ultimately the decision over which location to use stemmed from the outcome our decision tree presented, and the financial information available to us.
Overall, I felt the team worked very well. We then went away and refined our work before meeting again to inform the group of where we stood and what we had found, before our final meeting yesterday where we put the presentation together, and resolved the fine details required to ensure presenting would run smoothly. I felt there was very good communication and a very good delegation of tasks and responsibilities. We ultimately had an emergent leader who helped ensure that everyone kept on track and was up to date with what was expected of them. This allowed for good team work.
For me personally during this period, I feel I have learnt a lot more about the different decision tools available by undertaking such a practical task. The lectures, whilst informative and useful for offering some context, did not give me a practical insight into the tools available. However the group work has helped me develop my skills and knowledge when concerned with robust decision making tools