BB101 A Self-Reflection Report On Effective Teamwork Assessment 1 Answer
A Self-Reflection Report on Effective Teamwork
Working Effectively in Teams
Babe Ruth said, “The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” (Wilson, 2020) We are glad that we got an opportunity to work as a team while we were working on a group presentation. We had a group of 5 people, and we had to select one topic that was commonly agreed by all the group members. The assessment helped us learn about the essence of Teamwork and how it helps us build our understanding regarding the same.
There is little doubt that Teamwork has become the absolute requirement of today's globalised world, and no single person can achieve larger goals single-handedly. In that regard, Teamwork is often learned to be an easy thing. However, it can be hugely complex and bring in several challenges. (Driskell, Salas & Driskell, 2018) The first challenge was a low engagement in initial days when the team members did not connect much. To tackle this challenge, one of the group members decided to meet virtually, and we discussed the reasons why we are not able to get along. Each team member shared their views, and we arrived on a consensus that we will have to meet often, virtually, to engage better and understand each other.
The second challenge was the disagreement on the selected topic. That was indeed tough to deal. While 3 team members agreed on one topic and remaining two, including me, pitched for another topic. However, as we knew, we do not have enough time to waste on the topic agreement, we decided to go with the majority and realised soon that their choice of topic was better than ours. Eventually, we were able to cope up with the challenges that could have affected our Teamwork, and we presented the group presentation and received appreciation.
Although today's working styles, conditions, ideas are far more dynamic and diverse, and often do face hurdles, if the fundamentals of teamwork are adhered to, the success of Teamwork is inevitable. (Hass & Mortensen, 2016) Some of the fundamentals of Teamwork include trust, transparency, engagement, agreement to diverse ideas, acceptance of views and perspectives. Team members need to understand and respect each other. While we were working together, we faced some issues which were common in nature. However, it became challenging at one point in time. Those were the times where all the team members respected each other and paved the way for a better output. So, we would conclude by saying that Teamwork is based on certain fundamentals and if we wish to gain positive results, we must accept the core elements of Teamwork and adhere to them.