CST 350 Anaylsis 2 - THE FIVE HEARTBEATS WHO WHAT WHEN WHERE Demiah Hawkins JESSICA MCCALL CST 350-02 Hawkins 1 My group entitled The Five Heartbeats

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THE FIVE HEARTBEATS:WHO, WHAT, WHEN,WHERE?Demiah HawkinsJESSICA MCCALLCST 350-02
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Hawkins 1My group, entitled “The Five Heartbeats” consisted of myself, Diahna Rivera, Leah-Katherine Whanger, Ashley Nibbana, and Jacob Penderson. We actually came up with the name by looking at Jacob’s shirt at the time of searching for one. Our slogan was “We keep it live!” followed by high fives or fist bumps. Our group was solidified on September 12th, 2016. Soon after we wrote up a contract, we began to work together towards representing our group for an upcoming project that we had. Regarding myself, I felt as if the dynamics I offered to the group proved beneficial to our outcome. I provided great feedback and ideas when it came to putting the project together, as well as being a team player. In this group analysis paper, I plan to discuss my experience of how our group formed, how we operated, and how we all came to a consensus that eventually led to us having one successful “meeting” with the rest of our peers. The decision-making skills that we brought to the table enabled us to form a relationship along the way, which was key in developing our team’s identity. I also will be using concepts that we’ve learned throughout the course to refer back to our group’s functioning. Regarding the group project, our first meeting was the Saturday after we completed our contract if I’m not mistaken. Our purpose was to come up with a case study so that we could move forward. Several great ideas were thrown out there, but we came to the conclusion that we should do a presentation of intercultural conflicts that can exist in the workplace. The topic was chosen due to how diversified our group was. We defined the problem as, “conflict that arises in a group as a result of differences in gender, race, background, religion, or other socio-political or economic differences.” As we developed the group, I noticed that we were going through phasic progression, which is, “the movement of a group through fairly predictable phases or stages.” (Galanes & Adams, 2013, p. 254) I remember specifically when we first started brainstorming, we were still getting to know each other. We were put into groups fairly early, and did not know
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Hawkins 2each other. Once we had an idea of who was who, we moved on to the evaluationstage, where we decided on a topic for our project. This stage probably took the longest, we had several really good ideas that could’ve transpired into a presentation, but eventually we went with intercultural conflict. Finally, after reaching a decision, we moved on to the control phase, which was actuallyworking towards completing our task. Each step came about after sets of verbal agreement were made before moving to the next. Jacob would say, “Everyone is fine with this? So we’re all in agreement with ___ correct?” These were just some of the statements made that let us move fromstep to step, which was something I liked about him. Jacob, I would say, definitely utilized
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