Essay #1 My team consists of three members including myself. We were assigned to a first grade class at Foshay Learning Center. Since, I have worked with children before and my experience will be really useful when trying to teach these children the aspect we learn in our Geology 108: Crises of a Planet class. I worked for a non-profit organization called Boys and Girls Club where we had grades Pre-k until eighth grade. I know well what my first graders were capable of doing and learning and I will use that for the students here. I had mixed emotions for a first time observation session. As we walked into the school we saw that it was quite different that the school I went to. It was surrounded by a poor community, which made me make certain judgments. As we walked into the classroom I noticed that it was quite messy and small. The teacher introduced us to the class and had us sit in the back and observe her lesson. The teacher did not really have a place for us to sit and one of my team members had to stand. The teacher does not do a well job organizing her room, therefore, stuff were piled on top of each other. As for the kids, they were vey welcoming, cute, and shy. The kids were very engaged and the teacher made sure she repeated everything many times. I was quite surprised when I saw that the room was messy. The students had to share their supplies with their table partners. I concluded that they did not have a great budget for getting supplies for the children. In this case, we will be providing most of the supplies. The students were really excited when they got to see that they were going to play with play-doh. This was a brilliant idea; the kids were well behaved when we passed out the dough. They listened to instructions as well as not fooling around with the dough. The kids seemed to get bored when the teacher was teaching, even though they were engaging with repetition of the words they were learning. The activity was not hands on, I think as a first grade class it is really important to have everybody engage in the activity
What is team?
A team is any group of people organized to work together interdependently and cooperatively to meet the needs of their customers by accomplishing a purpose and goals. Teams are created for both long term and short term interaction. (about.com)
What is group?
Dorwin Cartwright and Alvin Zander defines: A group is a collection of individuals who have relations to one another that make them interdependent to some significant degree. As so defined, the term group refers to a class of…
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PROF. CHARLENE ZIETSMA
My reflection paper is classified along the following lines.
The above model draws form ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, Understanding and Managing Life at Work, EIGHTH EDITION by Gary Johns and Alan Saks and has been trifurcated stage wise in relation to the game, Forbidden Island.
The pre- game scenario began with FORMING.
To be perfectly honest, I didn’t have a clue as regards “Forbidden Island”…
Tuckman's Theory is based on team development and change, identifying four stages that groups will go through to develop a team. That the timescale in which teams move through the stages will vary and outside influences will affect the development process either positively or negatively. Tuckman believed that teams would become effective if all its members were committed to progressing to the next stage.
Forming is the stage of team development where individuals identify their roles and begin…
UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF TEAMS
Explain how teams differ from groups in the workplace (24 marks)
Teams are a group of individuals with the same goals and commitments. Teams have a joint responsibility to complete the tasks which means a team’s failure is a failure of the individuals forming that team.
A group is a form of people who focus on separate goals; they have their own responsibilities, roles and tasks. They are individually responsible for the outcome of the task.
Teams are one way for organizations to gather input from members, and to provide organization members with a sense of involvement in the pursuit of organizational goal. Contemporary business organizations increasingly construct their work around teams because teams lead to the raising of both quality and quantity of their product or services. Also most of the employees would rather work in teams looking to enhance their skills as a long life career path (Stewart, Manz, & Sims, 1999). Teams are…
04 Developing the Work Team
Understand the nature of teams and the features of team roles and responsibilities including the advantages and disadvantages
Q1. How does a team differ from a group? Give 3 examples of the differences.
A team and a group are often classed as the same, but they are in fact completely different entities.
Three of the main differences are
Working towards a shared common goal
• Trust – In a team there are high levels…
Reflection on My Self-Performance as a Team Coordinator
Reflective Essay - Belbin Team Role Theory in practice
To further understand Belbin Team Role Theory, I, together with four students formed a team and simulated as being authorized by the Songjiang Government Bureau to investigate into the current situation and the prospect of the higher education industry in Songjiang District. Through unremitting team efforts, we successfully demonstrated our findings and recommended…
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Work team trust and
Ana Cristina Costa
Section of Work and Organisational Psychology, Delft University of
Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
Work team trust
Keywords Trust, Behaviour, Performance management, Team working, The Netherlands
Abstract This article aims to explore the nature and functioning of trust in work teams. Trust is
deﬁned as a multi-component variable with distinct…
Chapter 1: The Virtual Environment Work Team
A national accounting firm offers tax preparation services to individuals. T.A. Stearns was a popular national accounting firm because of its superior reputation for high quality of its advice and the excellence of its service. Superior computer databases and analysis tools that were highly technical in tax laws they covered and in code they were written was the key to T.A. Stearns reputation. They were perfected by high levels…
PERFORMANCE OF THE WORK TEAM
My company has defined expectations of Team Members which are given to each employee in the form of a job description backed up with a work contract signed by each employee when they join the company. These expectations include, a timekeeping policy which requires the individual to be at work at the stated shift start times and to contact the Team Leader within 30mins of that start time with any reasons why this can’t be achieved. This will allow the Team Leader time to…