Due to the Team Charter, all of the “ice-breaking” was far behind us and our mutual trust was still high. We did very well working together on our previous project and had great results. We did, however, experience the “forming” stage for this project. We held back for a little bit to see who would take charge of our new assignment. I was the leader for the Team Charter and thought I would give my other team members a chance to lead. We then realized that we didn’t have time to play games because we were the first group presenting in just a few days. We then selected three leaders for the three different sections of the project according to our strengths; Marlo: written report. Nate: PowerPoint and hand-out. Jason: Time and presentation.
The “storming” stage was the easiest transition for us. We all knew each others goal and expectations. We are not procrastinators and all have a strong desire to settle for nothing but our best. We accepted our roles and pressed forward. We experienced no power struggles.
We should have changed our team name to “Group Cohesiveness” because that’s exactly what we became. Each member on our team is very different, so it would seem impossible for us to work together. This was not the case. We respect each other and became good friends. I began to notice us
Stage four was the most important for us. Due to the time constraints, we couldn’t afford to hamper each other. Of course, we had a few bumps in the road, but those problems were handled efficiently though good communication (i.e. constant text messaging and frequent group meetings). This was the most enjoyable stage for us. The last few days of the project everything smoothly came together. We got so much done in so little time – we were pumping on all cylinders.
Adjourning; my favorite part! The work is done. We worked hard and finished strong. However, there was no need for us to throw a...