Individual behaviour can potentially have an impact on the performance of the team. When individuals become aware of their own strengths and abilities, and understand the role that he or she is capable of playing within a team, it helps them to deal better with the demands of the team environment. I was part of a team that came together to devise a poster and a 20 minute presentation explaining the poster, that would explain barriers to group communication while also entertain in a humorous way.
On reflection I can identify that some the team actually fell into the team roles . In analysing my work, I feel that this assignment compelled me to find inspiration from so many various sources, subsequently building on my practical knowledge. Therefore I feel I have gained and developed many skills in terms of my own personal creativity and development. While working as a team to create are poster, I became inspired by the others ideas, which in turn allowed me to come up with more ideas and thoughts of my own.
I learned when working as a team you feed off one another’s ideas. “Two heads are better than one”. I thoroughly enjoyed constructing the poster with the other members and on reflection I feel the poster and presentation was successful, in terms of it being well planned and in terms of realisation of our concept. I feel the images on the poster successfully visually represent and envoke the bullet points, most importantly,our ideas.
We were really pushed to think conceptually and found this project challenging, enjoyable and, most importantly, a significant step in furthering our creativity and team work skills, and hope this is reflected visually through our work. Overall, what I discovered from this project is the importance of a schedule. We had to set a proper timetable and follow it. We also need to fully consider things before we actually do them, as otherwise we would lost and lose inspiration. Finally, reflecting on the positive and negative aspects of our project will, I believe, really help me improve myself for the next one.