The simulation exercise was extremely interesting; it was very realistic in the sense that almost every element that occurred throughout the day was relatable to my real life experience. It was great that everyone settled into their role and performed how they would have as if it was a real organization; from the time I arrived to the end of debriefing, I felt like I just started a new job and it was my first day at work. This paper is a reflection of my experience from the simulation; I will discuss my day from a few different points of view starting with surface personal power, followed by surface structure power, and lastly the system dynamics of the entire group.
Surface Personal Power
The simulation provided me with great chance to develop self-awareness of my strengths and weaknesses when it comes to situations where I need to exercise power in a social setting. I was astonished to find that I am quite a passive person and I felt very powerless throughout the day. Even though I have always believed and knew myself as a capable outgoing person, however through this experience I was able to discover new and different things about myself. In an unfamiliar environment, instead of being the person I usually am, I actually have difficulties expressing my opinions, in addition, I feel I do not have the willingness to be the high achiever and confident person I am. Although in real life I have exceled at every job I have held, I realized it takes me much longer than necessary to get into character and take a leadership role.
During this exercise, I find I have lost my personal “will and skill”. In real life, I am very driven with in my career, and am always the go-to person on the team, however this simulation made me realize being in a new organization takes me much longer than necessary adapt. This feeling began from the hiring process, it was done by randomly selecting individuals in the room who is interested in the job.... [continues]
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