By this third rollover my team and I have gotten very used to our roles, you could even say we have become set in a decision making cycle. Each person analyses their area in Mike Bikes and looks at competitor’s actions, then we all convene at the Thursday meeting and enter the figures. Every week we alter the decisions slightly to suit the market and competitors, but so far it hasn’t seemed to deliver the high SHV we desire though.
This rollover proved we aren’t where we wish we would be and I feel it’s time to make a change and learn how to play the game better. In the reading by Chris Argyris of ‘Teaching smart people to Learn’ he states how ‘ The common assumption is that getting people to learn is largely a matter of motivation’ (p. 4). Well that gets me thinking as each member of our team should be focused on learning, yet personally I admit I haven’t been feeling motivated as I should have been, towards this course. I think my team mates would agree that lack of motivation is a problem for all of us because we all have 3 other papers and sometimes we can’t put Mikes Bikes first.
Argyris then went on to say that when people ‘have the right attitudes and commitment, learning automatically follows’, (p. 4), and incorporating shared culture and incentives helps performance. I feel that this is exactly what we as a group. Our aim should be to understand the need for more motivation. By increasing our motivation we should be more eager to learn and think of out side the square strategies to improve our position in the market. We have had time to learn the ropes now it’s time to really perform. I hope we are able to enter next week with fresh eyes and see how well we can do if only we have a bit more motivation.
Argyris, C. (1991). Teaching smart people how to learn. Reflections, 4(2), 4--15