Back to the second half of the semester. Due to the break it has left me feeling a little unmotivated. However I know that I need to step up my game again not only for my benefit but for the team as well. By looking at our Mike Bikes results, we are doing fairly okay. We are gaining quite positive results, but we definitely need to improve on some parts. I think it is fundamental to make mistakes because it gives you room to identify what you need to emphasise on and make that weakness into a strength, as illustrated by Chris Argyris (1991). The continuation of learning enables you grow your success. He also explains that people who have a lack of experiencing failure have the tendency to be more restrictive to other people’s opinions and do not response well to criticism. But just like anything, it is difficult to fully grasp onto something without experiencing it first-handily. Being a kinaesthetic learner is one of ways humans learn, therefore it is understandable why Argyris would make such assumption. If someone who experiences failure uncommonly, it might feel strange and would not know how to react to it.
Going back to my own experience on the Mikes Bikes simulation, every week seems the same. We meet at least twice a week with the group, analyse our results, contemplate the decisions and input the decisions. Moving forward, I think we need to try go beyond what we are already doing. I think the team need to push each other in order to strive for better results. Although we feel like we are in a good spot, we need to get that 'winning' mentality. Overall I think this week has been mundane, hopefully it gets better in the coming weeks.
Argyris, C. (1991). Teaching smart people how to learn. Reflections, 4(2), 4--15