Reflecting upon the journal I have wrote throughout this course, I kept asking myself, what do I want to learn from this course? Or more over what do I want from university? This is a question I have been kept asking myself from the beginning of the university, Looking at the Bcom graduate profile did not help, I can’t tell why, but for some reason I feel the graduate profile is lacking something that makes me feel I really want this, I really want to become that person described in that profile. After read the reading this week by Christenson (2010) however, I think I have found the answer, it was simple, I just want to be happy.
It sound far stretched I know and strange even, but it all made sense when I connected this answer with the reading. “Powerful motivator in our lives isn't money; it's the opportunity to learn, grow in responsibilities, contribute to others, and be recognized for achievements. “ (Christenson, 2010). If you asked me about what I enjoyed the most with the Mike’s Bike simulation I think it would be the time I spent with my team and discussing the strategy and compete against other competitors, although our team were out performed by our competitors, I also want to thank the competitors for showing us a better strategy and we could learn from it. We have experience been in the top performance team and bottom performance team, understanding why did it happen really benefited and I think it is one of the key purpose of this course.
When reflecting upon the mike’s bike simulation, I have to admit I did not put 100% of my effort into this simulation, I did my job at the threshold capability, show up to the meeting and organized the teams etc., but I never did took the extra mile and contribute to the team. Partly due to the fact that most of the marks were on the summative journal and the lack of determination and consistency upon my part, for example comparing to the beginning of the course my commitment and passion towards this simulation were significantly lower. This maybe the cause of our decline and the reason why we become over ambitious on our decision making process.
Overall, this course is novel compare to my experience of university life, it is unique and I am glad it is. Because it provides a unique experience and gave me the opportunity to experience and learn along with my team.
Christensen, C. M. (2010). How will you measure your life? Harvard Business Review, 88(7/8), 46-51.