Business Game Individual Essay

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Executive Summary

The essay is based on individual perspectives with reflective elements, which are also based on pieces of psychology papers.

Group forming and development as well as individual contribution is highly involved in the Business game module.

Going through different stages of the module, i.e. from the very start of the group forming until the end of individual essay, the group started to grow gradually although there are occasions where problem occurred.

The development of the teamwork is incorporated in the course of doing each piece of course work, i.e. there is progress of teamwork overall in this module.

Different psychology theories or model are outlined when needed for reference.

Personally, there is also some feedback for this module, e.g. the disclosure of software failure, and inconsistency of the assessment method, the lack of background knowledge of motor car industry, etc.

Content

Executive summary...................................................................................2

Introduction...............................................................................................4

The company presentation.........................................................................5

The business plan......................................................................................7

The Practical game....................................................................................10

The company report...................................................................................11

The module................................................................................................13

Conclusion..................................................................................................15

Reference....................................................................................................16

Introduction

I will regard this essay as one with more personal perspectives in a reflective way.

Aiming to illustrate the group formation and development in the business game module, this paper goes through different stages of the module assessment, i.e. the company presentation, the business plan, the practical game, the company report and finally the individual essay. What is incorporated throughout these stages are the behind theories used to explain the problems that we, as a business group encountered. The most important theory is perhaps Tuckman and Jensen’s (1965) hypothesis that groups go through the stages of ‘forming’, ‘storming’, ‘norming’ and ‘performing’, following a review of the studies that has been carried out in order to test the hypothesis, a fifth stage called ‘adjourning’ was added to the catalogue. (Tuckman and Jensen, 1977) What is beneficial to this essay is the full use of these stages inserted into the stages we went through in the module. Together with other theories of personalities, leadership, power, etc, the group performance can be better and easily assessed, and it would provide many hints and tips on the group work that we will do in the future, whether in a theoretical or practical way.

In addition, by comparing with the behaviour of the group members, I try to identify the contributions that need maintaining as well as the aspects which I need to improve.

Finally, based on my personal experience, I also would like to provide some feedback in terms of different stages of the module teaching, as well as some suggestion that might be beneficial to the integration of the overall module.

The company presentation (Group Forming)

This is the first assessment I involved in the Business Game module, it is also the group formation stage for Revinno, or the forming stage, if I may.

I have t o say that it was one of hardest periods of time throughout this module, as many problems occurred. We had a group member missing for two weeks (he was outside the country), there were job role...
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