Reflective Essay On Teamwork

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In essence, teamwork can be defined as a group of people working in the same direction and for a common purpose. Teamwork requires individuals be a team player and to be able to work well with others; after all, there is no “I” in “Team”! As with any endeavour, we faced some initial setbacks. With this being our first college team assignment, we were all treading on unfamiliar territory. At our first few meetings, team building was key. In an effort to overcome the initial shyness, we took the time to understand and get to know our fellow team members; in doing so, establishing a welcoming and encouraging environment for everyone to share their ideas whist too ensuring everyone felt appreciated. Getting the team to gel was essential for the team to get results. We met at regular intervals, usually weekly, to discuss and reassess our progress. However, finding the time to meet proved quite difficult, between everyone’s busy schedules and with the plenty of other assignments we all had going on simultaneously. So, we created a group chat, in which we could share our ideas, findings and concerns…show more content…
Emma fell into the role of team leader which consisted of assigning tasks, assessing progress, and co-ordinating the team. There was a responsibility to keep the team focused and organised as well as always taking care not to be too controlling. Delegation is vital when working in a team and so, the workload was shared among all members. Collaboration is a major part of teamwork also, therefore, it was important to us that each member contributed both evenly and equally. We distributed the tasks according to the strengths of each member; establishing clear guidelines and also setting out clear expectations in doing so. This so-called shared responsibility led to greater productivity within the team. When everyone knew what they were supposed to be doing and how to go about doing it, the report really began to take
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