Saturday, February 23, 2008

Immersion, Spring Semester -- Week 5

There is no "I" in team

So after our meeting with the client a few weeks ago, the iTeam decided to split up to work on the three main tasks that need to be completed by the end of the semester. While it seemed to be a good idea at the time, some weird team dynamics have cropped up that did not exist before. Splitting up the tasks among small groups or individuals to help us work more efficiently made sense. But as we are working to combine our research plans to evaluate product design and development, it has become evident to me that our processes for working through tasks worked well before -- it wasn't broke, so we shouldn't have fixed it. Now we have difficulties trying to figure out how to put a simple PowerPoint together. The idea to break up the tasks in this manner came out of our Myers Briggs results. It is almost as if consideration of this information has made things more difficult for us. I feel that we are not working as a team, but as a group of individuals. How much information is too much information in this instance???

1 comment:

Jeannie said...

Yeah, that sounds like it was a bad move. Can you all get back to working together? I'm sure everyone else has things aren't getting done too. I just hope you're not the one that has to bring up the idea.