The BP Oil Spill: Strengths And Challenges

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BP Oil Spill When presented with this project during class, my group and I knew it would be a challenge, but knew with the right topic we could easily overcome the challenge. We thought long and hard about what topic we wanted to research. It had to be something that was interesting, impactful and well known. We thought of controversial topics, headliner news stories, and topics with familiarity. In the end, we chose to use British Petroleum’s (BP) Oil Spill in the Gulf Coast during 2010. The BP Oil Spill was a crisis and the BP company responded to the event with socially responsible leadership style. We ultimately chose it because it was interesting. When it came to research, we all tried to find different articles on our own to get some …show more content…
Procrastination is always my worst enemy. No matter how hard I try, the deadline always creeps up on me quicker than expected. I always find time to do several other things when I should be working on my project. Whether it be my phone distracting me, or someone asking to go get food, or just being tired and deciding to take a nap, I always avoid doing my work. This is a horrible habit and I need to learn to stop it because it only adds to the stress in my life and usually decreases the quality of work. For example, we worked on our project as a group out in the hallway of Morrill one night, and I found all the research I needed to complete my slides, but I could not bring myself to put the information on the slides. I titled them and everything, all I needed to do was add the content. Of course, I did not because I was going home that night, and that was all I could think about. I did not want to do the project at the point in time because I knew I had more time to do it. So, I told myself and my group that I would get it finished when I was at home. Of course, that did not happen either. It was easier for me to be lazy around my house than to do my project. I waited until I was back at school on Sunday night to finally add the content to my assigned …show more content…
I struggle when I do not have a set plan. I am a very disciplined person, and that was why I just wanted someone to assign me a task because I would stick to it and complete it. I am usually very adamant about doing what I suggest because I do not like change, and like to be comfortable with whatever topic we are dealing with. For example, I was not on board with the BP Oil Spill as our topic, I wanted to do the Chipotle E.coli outbreak. However, Kyle and Rachel were passionate about the Oil Spill, and lead me to see the advantages of using it as our topic. If I could go back and restart this project, I would change a few things; one of thing to change is time management. I think it would have been helpful if we would have met up more often as a group. I would also like to make people have deadlines to complete their part of the project because the uncertainty of the project being done on time worried me. However, I would not change our topic. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the BP Oil Spill: the effects, the fact and how the company combated

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