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December 04, 2009

P3–Working in a team porfolio

I have attended the workshop for Working in a team on 3rd Dec. During the workshop, I figure out that due to the time constraint, people do not really get to know each other and relationship has not been built up before getting together to complete an assigned task. That is a group , but not a team. Therefore it is really hard to build up the trust and to work together cooperatively and effectively. So learning from that lesson, I think I will make an effort to do some more icebreaking conversations. It may be wasteful in short-term, but in long-term I think it will be helpful. It is what stated in Tuckman's of group development - The Forming Stage.

Moreover I also discover what type of role I am most suitable in a group - as a Shaper and Monitor evaluator. So maybe, I will try to fulfil this role in my future group work and minimise my shortcomings as stated in the Belbin's team role descriptions.

Knowing different types of role in a team, I may be able to detect what type of personality and role that my teammates are, so I try to be more patience to their weakness, and to cooperate with them better and effectively.

Honestly I always train myself to be a good leader in a team, or in an organisation for the future career . After figuring out my suitable role in the team, I am quite disappointed. But anyway, I learn what qualities contribute to be good leader during the workshop. I would like to try to cultivate  these characteristics of a good leader such as communication skills, motivation, and self-belief.

Ton Huynh 0908317

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