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Everyone embodies certain characteristics of leadership to maximise our collaborative potential. Hence, role allocation had to done in a way such that each of us would be able to harness on our various strengths to put forth our ideas, driving us towards our end goal. Accordingly, Qi Xiang took the roles of leader and liaison, as he has the characteristics of being charismatic, spontaneous, decisive and reliable. For example, he went to survey Labrador Park on his own to get a better idea of our task at hand without being told to do so. Marcus took on the role of disseminator, as he is meticulous and conscientious in his work, never failing to keep everyone updated on the changes made to the project. Victoria took on the role of spokesperson for the group as she is a quick-thinker and expressive. She never fails to have a response in situations and is not afraid to voice out her opinions of things. Don took on the role of entrepreneur as he is innovative and forward thinking. He never fails to analyse how our ideas and suggestions fit into the bigger picture at hand and come up with creative solutions to problems. Han took on the role of disturbance handler as he is assertive and is disciplined. For example, if meetings start to go off agenda, Han remains goal-oriented and is the one who reminds us to stay focused and on task. Cheng Leng took the role of the monitor as she is a critical thinker and detail-oriented. She never fails to record down critical information discussed during meetings and communicate details to other members of the group. Chia Min on took the role of resource allocator as she is an organised individual and has good communication skills. She always has a time management plan when it comes to our meetings and is clear on what we should achieve by the end of the day. Being able to have a rational mind during times of conflict, Rishita is able to handle disputes and other conflicting ideas. As such, she fits the role of a negotiator as she is able to make peace and allow the group to continue with the flow. 12
Fig. 2.6: Our Team 3.1.4 Similarities and Differences in the Team Being placed in a group where we are strangers from the first second, it is truly a highly heterogeneous one with each of us possessing different qualities. The only similarity that our group shared was our strong desire for success and passion for learning. The common aim of attaining the end goal and maintaining a friendship that stretches way beyond completing this module. With everyone having the common goal set in our minds, we spurred each other on when the going gets tough, constantly giving each other encouragement. As mentioned, we treat each other more than just project mates, but friends that would last beyond this module.

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