Personal Reflection: My Personal Journey In Group Dynamics

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My personal journey throughout Group Dynamics with my group, and why it matters. Frankly speaking, there are many things that I personally expected and did not expect when starting this course. I was pleasantly surprised when I came to these realizations because it is not just I who was taking the skills and qualities away once the course is finished. My team members and classmates, who got to enjoy this course with me, also learned these skills and traits. So that in the future we are all better prepared, more experienced and have a strong comprehension of course material, that we can apply it to our given engineering course, or future employment.
In the beginning I had no implication of what to expect. The very first day I showed up to a
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Back in high school they only wanted us students to get in and out, while doing the best job possible. It didn’t help that there was no encouragement, and no reward system. In my opinion it was never about the individual at all. In the views of my high school the term, “There is no ‘I’ in Team!” only focuses on that one single ‘A’. Grouping it together like the Housing Market did with mortgages back before 2008. The school function as a group was not prominent, their conflict management needed improvement, the place with oozing with group think, as well as the teachers needing a good lesson in the four components of …show more content…
“To be effective, groups must engage in a variety of practices ranging from establishing a clear set of commonly held group goals to develop norms for interpretational communication.” (Small Group and Team Communication, pg 24). My group personally seemed to be misinformed about this concept because we kept working in the divide and conquer manner. We never pushed ourselves to do more than that. I could say that there was a lack of trust, which means that the creative process was struggling. This happens when people in group environments do not feel included and important. They need to feel this before they can produce creative works. Term one and term two, we weren’t very trusting or accepting of one another, we communicated, we organized ourselves and shared our ideas to get the job done well. But there was no interpersonal relations that allowed us time to openly communicate with each other in a professional

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