March 13, 2016

RDM – Week 2

Completing the second week was somewhat of an exhausting experience, there were momemts of frustation, conflicts, agreements and revelations. Early morning starts and late evening finishes really did represent what life after WMG will hold. The experience of "learning by doing" however, was far superior than that of simply being given a lecture on decision tools each day. A key learning outcome here was the requirement of being highly precise, we only had one hour slots to speak with "the boss" for feedback and suggestions, this one hour was allocated for all groups. The aspect of precision has not been so apparent until now.

The ability to work as a cohesive group raised its own challenges, having strong characters in the group caused progress to be slowed. However as the time progressed, the cohesiveness improved, decision tools were decided upon. It was apparent that we could spend significant time attempting to reach a decision, at what point do we stop? Therefore based on this, we placed a boundary. Using a maximum of three tools for both location and the marketing strategy in our eyes would be more than enough. I also found that previous learning really did help on this module, during the discussion of what criteron to use or the weightings given, there were signs of the "boss complex" coming into motion. As a result, I ensured that everyone understood the strength of listening.

It is so very clear to me, that this education I am recieving is working. Engaging in this group work, there has been the use of previous learnings. This is a positive sign for great things to come in the future.


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