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Team Reflection: Our Journey

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Kimberly Trimble

on 16 April 2014

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Transcript of Team Reflection: Our Journey

Team Reflection: Our Journey
Background
"Media Skills" Topic
7 members
Coincidentally all female
Variety of backgrounds
Discussion on Team Dynamics
Team Members: Brigette, Calli, Cindy, Cristina, Kimberly, Sha, & Vanilla
Discussion on Client Content
Expectations
Interaction with Client
Team meeting:
Formulated questions
Sent introduction email
Requested in-person meeting
Quick Response
Problem
The Project Problem:
Media Skills:
Social Media Platforms: Facebook, Twitter
Presentation Platforms: PowerPoint, Prezi
How do we teach them and why are they important



Potential Problems:
Skepticism
Accessibility
Overall, no major problems formulating solutions
Possible Solutions
Dr. Cortez
Expectations
We expected..
.

It would be hard - no surprises
Difficulty in numbers
A working group dynamic instead of collective work-product dynamic, a.k.a team (Katzenbach & Smith)
Challenges
Largest Team (Sundstrom 1999)

Schedule Conflicts & Meeting Times

Limitations to Physical Meetings
Solutions
Use of Social Media
GroupMe
Facebook Group
Google Hangouts
Google Docs

Staggered Meeting Times &
Secretary Minutes on Facebook

Videoconferencing

Positives
We get along!

Task and Relationship-Oriented
(Gratton & Erickson)

"Action Orientation" (LaFasto & Larson)

Innovation / Creative Solutions
Decision-Making Process
Google Docs & "Production Blocking" (Thompson)
Positive
: Everyone has a voice & accessible
Negatives
: Overwhelming text/ideas

Facebook Group: Information dissemination

For group project
In general
"Media Skills"
For Dr. Cortez
Initial Impressions
Client meeting
Personal factors
Informational factors
What
: The Platform (ex. Facebook)
Why
: Explain its importance (ex. High user base)
How
: Explain how to use it (ex. step-by-step screen shots)
Our "What, Why How Method"
Advantages
:
Organized and Concise
Intuitive
Disadvantages
:
Oversimplification
Content Organization
Presentation Platform
Prezi
PowerPoint
Website with Training Videos
Advantages:
Can see connections between ideas
Exists online

Disadvantages:
Higher learning curve
Internet access
Advantages:
Simple to use
Access off-line

Disadvantages:
Pay to own it
Not as customizable
Advantages:
Easier for Instructor
Anyone can access at all times
Completely Customizable

Disadvantages:
Lots of work
Not as interactive (passive)
May overwhelm

Social Media Process
Decision-Making Basics
Surface preferences early (Frisch)
Voting
Organic Process
:
Idea generation -->
consensus -->
immediate implementation
Share and Compare
Given our team situation, what would your group do to make it work?
Largest Team
Schedule Conflicts & Meeting Times
Limitations to Physical Meetings
Discussion
What process did your group go through to make the decision about your hypothetical solution?
Does this process reflect your group's usual decision-making process?
Keeping our previous activity in mind...

Conclusion
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