Team Analysis Paper 1 During the first half of the quarter team Bearcats have had some success and some failures as a team while participating in our group exercises. Since there are only 5 group members our team is well organized and communicates well to one another. There is not one person who is a team leader, but, the two girls, Melissa and Saloni, are more out spoken than the other 3 people in our group, including myself. Saloni makes more of the group decisions for the rest of us because she is intelligent and communicates well without hesitation to the class or when called upon by the professor. While as a team we sit in a circle with our desks this provides an opportunity for the whole group to communicate to one another while engaging with eye contact. Our circular set up offers the best solution to accomplish our tasks that we are given as a group and this also offers everyone to have a chance to discuss their opinions, issues and concerns. In every group activity our team is polite in listening to one another and also takes into consideration everyone’s opinion. In every exercise we have had a more trial and error routine with everyone’s opinion rather than listening and discussing everyone’s opinion and making a decision. We have also had better results when we have tried everyone’s opinion than if we just discuss the task without hands on experimenting. Team Bearcats has been effective in some exercises but majority has lead into failure and losses to the other groups in competition. That being said, we have great results working as a team, and with a little extra time and patience our outcomes would have resulted positively different. That is based off the assessment after we go over the group tasks and what we could have learned differently.
Concrete Experience During the CSI Cincinnati task everyone in the group was given a piece of blue paper that had a story of a murder on it. Within the story given on the sheet we were supposed to narrow down a suspect given the evidence in our story as a group. Each person read the story to themselves and then we were to work together with the evidence and chose a suspect. During this time everyone was writing down specific details that they had in the sheet and compare the evidence to a sheet that contained facts of all the suspects. Everyone thought that they had the same sheet of paper that everyone in the group had. When I was finished with reading the sheet it was difficult for me to come up with a suspect with the given evidence I had. But, when the group was discussing possible suspects and evidence Melissa and I noticed that everyone’s sheet had not been the same. There was about one or two sentences different in each one of our sheets of paper. This was the key to solving the murder and coming up with a suspect. When comparing the difference our team made a mistake of thinking the evidence said the suspect had Type A
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