Essay Topic Given the importance of teamwork, collaboration and network building in the professional world and in a modern academic program, what are the most significant strengths and contributions you bring to the group and the program? Mention any particular experiences have you had with team development and team dynamics.
When I was working in TF in 2008, I was selected to lead a PPI (Practical Process Improvement) Project on company AR DSO improvement.
In this project team, all the members come from different functions and positions. To encourage everyone high involved into the project quickly, I kick off the meeting with a brainstorm on self-strength & weakness. Through the brainstorm, members are aware that we all have strength and important to the team, meanwhile our weakness always can be covered by other members also. That is why teamwork can always give high efficiency in the business and academic grogram and how important it is! Only teamwork can make the group stronger and get the project or program be finished on time and succeed.
During the project process, both I and the members all meet problems, we need to get abundant data base to analysis why the AR DSO is always in a bad situation, we need to find simple solution to have a quick improvement, and we need to persuade relative functions accept our final changes on process to get the project executed smoothly. Members use their network in the company to find the right person and get to know the exact data and where the problem is. And with the collaboration from all the functions including finance, sales, customer services, the project solution has a well test in the next half-year and get an excellent result which brings the team a great success. This is a true experience tell me that the network building and collaboration is how important in a big company. Without their support and collaboration, even though the project is a really good one, it also can’t be process and get good...
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