Cognitive bias: Similarity Bias When I was assigned as a Call Center manager in my company a few years ago, I experienced a certain situation, which now I know it is similarity bias. It was started when I had to build a team and assign several project tasks to the people under my supervision. I created a team containing certain people who I felt I enjoyed to talk with because of our similarities on how we think, talk, and act, even though I realized that there were other people who might be able to do the tasks better. At first, my main consideration was the ease of communication between us so that I could accelerate the process given the high target. It worked at the beginning.
I am little shy person and interacting with someone is always challenging for me. On my first day of volunteer work, I was not sure how I am going to interact with people or to what level I am going to provide assistance to them, but I definitely got comfortable a lot quicker than I thought I would. The Darby Glenn nursing home staff is very friendly and helpful. They were caring each resident with respect, warmth and patience. I believed these qualities must need to work in any field to make successful career.
After tough losses, the team had to screw their heads on straight and work even harder than the previous week. The practices became more focused, longer, and more productive. After great wins the team celebrated but then got back to practice as there was more work to do. There was always something to learn and practice in order to become better. I learned a lot of this just by being there and watching the practices and
In this two semesters of internship that I have completed I have realized that not only do i want to help children and family but i have also learned and I am developing into my carrer by listening to people story and what they have experineced. Especially this semester it has been an eye opener for me to reflect about my personal life and appreciate everything I have because sometimes people take things for granted and dont appreciate life. Practacing the skills of communicatioon, being a active listener and being respectfull to other can help break barriers and tention with clients. Building a professional relationship with your client and setting boundaries and expectatios is important in order for the helping relationship to function
Teams members are encouraged to have people of expertise when facing challenges and in their decision making process. Shared timeliness: This is the process of coordinating the activities of team members who are engaged in internal activities as well as the external activities in the most efficient and timely manner. All team members are given deadlines on when to complete and start the work process. Information systems: This provide members with access to information and experts, it also encourages communication feedback. (Ancona & Bresman, 2007)
Essentially it is the idea that everyone should have the same goal in mind, and should - as a team - work towards it. This will foster a team ethos and spirit, and will see the team work together to obtain their goal. By essentially having your team “buy in” to the idea of achieving this goal together, you motivate them to work as a team and will achieve better results. It is not enough to simply set that goal though, the leadership is integral to its completion and should strive towards it alongside their subordinates. For instance if there was a set list of jobs to be done, the leader should assist and direct when
Also, good planning and effective leadership keeps a team of people motivated and intact. Empowering the team to do what they think is right for the project is the plan because this will keep the members motivated and in line. By allowing the team to manage their own decisions, helps on completing tasks based on their knowledge while motivated to do so. Also, the key to resolve any team conflicts and to keep all members intact is an effective team communication. This includes issues and concerns saved for discussions in our daily morning roundup as well as discussions of what the plan is for each
To lead, know that it is ALL your responsibility - Once you have achieved the last two, think of the entire goal as your responsibility. Build your own competence first. Then, help, encourage, and fill in as many gaps as you can. Maintaining the trust of your team members as you do this is crucial. You should aim for the achievement of the goal and put personal benefit on the back burner for everyone to trust you and allow you to lead.
As a team member I was able to present myself and was able to put my views and ideas. This project helped me to understand myself better and I realised that I can work in any situation with anyone. I will always try to work in similar collaborative approach and try to improvise myself. It was a good learning opportunity for me. I have gained experience and skills from my teammates during the project.
I believe that one lesson I learned from George Washington will definitely help my Challenge team and the ICORE Case team, which is showing care and respecting everyone in the team no matter what his or her role is, and trying to find a solution that contains everyone’s idea. I also know from Lombardi that once the whole team has agreed on a set of rules, it is important for everyone to follow the rule to keep everything in order. Then all team members will have a strong and connected relationship, which is helpful to bring our project to a higher level, since we all contribute to the