Team 11 JAMMY DODGERS
Teammates: Jasmine, Angela, Monika
Our team had an amazing experience together during the IDU unit and learned the key to collaboration.
Teammate Angela is my good friend. But I didn’t interact with Monika for a long time. The last time I remember talking to her was in 6th grade ASA. But surprisingly, our team collaborated well throughout the project and succeeded in making it to the final. Based on the questionnaire we took, we all prefer democracy team relationship. I’m more a collaborative teammate, while Monika often brought out new ideas, and Angela always critic our thoughts. When we have conflicts, I tried to bring us back together, talk the whole problem out, and try to select the best decision.
For the norms of collaboration, our team rank them as follows:
-Put ideas on the table
-Pay attention to self and others
-Presume positive intentions
-Put inquiry at the center
Our team was doing really well at putting ideas at the table. This is also extremely important since we need everyone’s thoughts before the discussion. It is also an easy norm to implement: everyone just share what they think.
Collaboration really is, valuable, especially when it comes to the final presentation. Our team cannot reach the final step without any of us. Also when it comes to thorny problems, it’s better to solve it as a whole rather than one/two people’s arbitrary thoughts.
We did not really have conflict for most of the time. Expect once we were arguing hard on where to put the global issue in the script, in the end, Monika and I finally gave in and gave consent to Angela to put it in the conclusion. We always worked together, communicated together, shared thoughts together.
The whole project was challenging, to me, the most difficult part was the beginning. At the start of the project, we eventually faced problems and setbacks, we have spent lessons after lessons trying to figure out ideas… But in the end, it worked out satisfactory. The things we worried about did not happen, instead, confidence and cohesive conquered fears. Our team always worried about presenting in front of the community, but we end up presenting in front of the whole grade. During the journey of this project, there were always surprises and unexpected challenges, but we overcame it, as a team.
When a team actually stick together, no conflicts and struggles can separate them apart. Being cohesive is also to not exclude anyone out, everyone is equal to share their idea and thoughts, like a circle. Just like our team JAMMY DODGERS this time, with enough amount of cohesion and collaboration, we reached success.
BizGroup. “Training: Digital Learning: Team Building.” Biz Group, 2020, www.learningwithbiz.com/.