Group Strengths And Weaknesses

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The strongest teams are when each group member understands their own strengths and weaknesses well. Unfortunately, it is not easy to honestly evaluate one’s strengths and weaknesses but there are assessments such as; True Color that provide insight. After taking the True Color and Clifton Strengths finder assessment, I realized the best way for me to cultivate a positive team environment is clearly understanding my role within the group early-on, providing a logical perspective for decisions, and identifying others strengthens and weakness so we can offset one another. Additionally, Leader-Membership-Exchange theory, known as LMX, is important towards establishing a successful team. The combination of all these elements result in teams achieving their goals.
As stated before, the True Color assessment provided me more clarity on my personality. According to the results my dominant color is green, therefore I am technical, logical, insightful, innovative, and creative. The assessment
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Hill model contains two functions for achieving team effectiveness: performance and development. Thus, a positive and fun environment during our visits to the Boys and Girls Clubs will lead to strong team performances and encourage all group members to have a positive friendly attitude. Everyone having a friendly attitude improves team development, because people are more friendly and open to building relationships when happy. Since, all members are graded on the Service Learning Project, our chair and VP should not have to take away members autonomy, reducing the chances of resentment towards the leaders. However, if the leaders do begin having to step-in then it will be validated, and there should not be a feeling of anger aroused from most of the team. Also, team members can do their part by limiting internal issues and helping the leader with task when they appeared
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