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Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend this class because especially in Questrom (the business school at BU), we aspire to be efficient managers, and even though most student talk down on OB 221, I see the true potential it has on the workforce and on your future as a manager. It's the one class where you are put into a team and you TRULY have to work together. You guys become interdependent on one another and you realize how vital it is to cooperate with your team in order to get your work done, not only in this class but in your work life post college. It overall opens your eyes more to the aspects that makes a business so popular and powerful in today's world, as well as opens your perspective to what it will become in the near future.
Highlights from this course were definitely the lectures and certain team exercises. There are only 6 lectures during the semester and each gives very different in depth examples of teamwork in all aspects, whether it's a jazz band or a theater troupe. The team exercises consisted of a GPS adventure, where we had to locate different parts of Boston together and it saw us in an out of class environment and allowed the team to work together in a non-expected way as well as show how well we worked together under pressure. I learned that for a team to truly be functional, you cannot split the work and just turn it in, you have to do each step together to make everything cohesive and concise as well as the fact that your team will argue, but it's the overcoming of the "storming" stage that defines your team as a whole.
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Advice for students:
Don't be afraid to get ahead. The first few weeks are no workload, however as the semester goes on, the workload increases and will be taking up much more of your time (around the time finals are creeping in and all final projects are due). Convince your team to be efficient and set strict deadlines throughout the semester that everyone has to meet. As well as maintain CONSTANT communication with your team, even if it doesn't seem important it's vital to how well your guys can work together and all the communication will pay off, that can be promised.