Journal #4

Reflect on the progress that your team has been making so far this semester in creating a business. What three things have you contributed to the success of your team? What additional contributions do you intend to make in the last few weeks?

I believe what has really shined through this semester is how well we all get along in the group. Ever since business positions were assigned at the beginning it kind of gave each of us a role and ever since we have maintained that role. By doing so, there was an unspoken metrics that was literally tested every day we were in class. That is shown through how well we work together to get group assignments done in class but also how we check in with each other to make sure that our individual assignments are done, as well. No on carries anyone else but we make sure we complete tasks together.

Three things I have contributed to my group this semester…

  1. Even though work is divided evenly among group members, I feel like I have made myself available throughout the semester to take on any work that may need to get done in the group. That’s not to say that the rest do not. We all check in with each other before the end of each class to make sure at least one person is responsible for submitting our group assignments.
  2. I’ve contributed as a team member. I’m not very used to working in groups. I used to think that if I could avoid working with others I could accomplish my tasks a lot faster but what I realized is that there is more than one way to skin a cat and my group members taught me that (not to actually skin a cat but different opinions and methods to get tasks done). 
  3.  A sense of humor. If we can’t laugh through tough times I truly believe our group would not be as well off, dynamically. We have been through a lot this semester and laughing and making light of tough situations really has pulled us through those times.

The way I can contribute to my group for the rest of the semester is to be present mentally and physically. I want my group to know they can depend on me over the next few weeks as stuff really starts to snowball as we approach finals week.