My apologies for the start of my reflection as it may confuse some students who do not follow the NBA but in relation to last week’s rollover the result of our company’s SHV dropped significantly to the bottom of our world which killed us a little bit inside. The huge blowout result from last week was like heading towards a game 6 NBA playoffs round where our team was in a win or go home situation where each team member's spirit and will was being tested. As the rollover had past 5pm yesterday our team was able to make a good comeback just trailing behind on the neck of the 2nd place team in our world. I must admit that it took a lot of faith and belief in order to make certain decisions to outplay our competitors in this round. I had learned from last week the hard way that our team had to snap out of our comfort zone as we or shall I say me for feeling comfortable of being 1st place in our world which made us lose that hunger and drive to reach our organization goal. This week our team started our meetings earlier with decisions ready to be discussed or implemented into the program in comparison to leaving our decision proposals on Wednesday. It still surprises me that the readings are somehow connected to our week’s personal reflection with the team. As I was shaken up from our poor rollover result from last week, the three-skill approach method (Katz, 1955) where technical, human and conceptual skill was implemented to our team so that we would be ahead of schedule and more time to research in depth to our lack of knowledge in a certain field. For example I would meet up with head of X to discuss where we went wrong and both researched more data to see what help solve this problem and how it also affects Y and Z departments. This resulted some of our executives to step out of their boundaries to learn more about other fields of the department. This allowed them to be more aware of the effect on other departments and making quick smarter decisions. I hope that our team can still continue with the same fire and passion as we are nearly heading towards the end of the simulation.
Katz, R. L. (1955). Skills of an effective administrator. Harvard Business Review, 33(1), 33--42.