I am trying to be optimistc and positive about this group assignment as being negative doesn’t achieve anything except increase stress.
What is working (at the moment)…
1. The design of the PowerPoint is fantastic- I am very proud of it.
2. The two missing group members are back online and trying to contribute.
What needs to be worked on to make it better:
1. We need a logical structure to focus our writing.
2. We need to assign Jobs to everyone so that the work is broken up once we have a structure. (We should have done this at the very beginning.)
3. We need clearer guidelines from the lecturer about what our PowerPoint should look like ie structure, word count etc.
In my reading and research I did come across Lencioni’s 5 dysfunctions of a team. Our group is experiencing every one of the dysfunctions.
Here is a summary
I have just been reading an interesting article on conflict resolution which might come in handy : Mackay, H. (1998). Resolving conflict through listening. In The good listener: better relationships through better communication (pp.189-199). Sydney : Pan Macmillan.
It is 5 days to the next Skype conference. Here’s hoping that we can get it all together….
I still want this assignment to be over….