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This week gave my team the best results that we’ve achieved so far. In fact it was probably the only time that we achieved a result that I would consider to be good. As the CEO, after weeks of tweaking my goals for each rollover and how the team should approach the decisions, it is now time to determine whether we actually figured out how to approach the rollover or if we just got lucky. The past couple weeks have been quite difficult for the team. We put in the hours but we failed to see a favourable outcome. This led me to reevaluate how we were operating. At first our SHV wouldn’t move. No matter what we did, it wouldn’t rise or fall. Then I read the reading that told us to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. So I did this and tried to question the assumptions under which we operated. As a team we came to the conclusion that we were to goal oriented and were only trying to achieve specific targets. We didn’t stop to think if those targets were actually appropriate. We then decided to take a step back and try and figure out what our strategy should be from here on. We then implemented that strategy but we were only met with the same results. Then there was the reading that told us to look at our business with a magnifying glass and go through our decisions with a fine tooth comb. Although we thought it was strange that we were getting conflicting readings, we really had no other option but to try it out. We went through each decision as a team and made sure it fit with our overall strategy and that it was the right number. We kept the overall strategy that we developed when we tried to look at the bigger picture, but each aspect of our business was looked at very closely. It was only after the results of the rollover that it made sense why we would get two readings to tell us to do two different things. Our profit and SHV jumped and we finally received good results. It was only when we combined the two ideas together that we were able to operate well. At first our strategy was wrong, then our execution was poor. Questioning the strategy and following through with precise execution was the only way our team was able to move forward in this simulation. Whether or not this will work again this rollover is unknown, but hopefully we can go through that process well. Our strategy may not be perfect, so we’ll need to question where the faults lie. Then as a team, we’ll have pay close attention to each decision to make sure we execute our adjusted strategy.

3 Comments

  1. Hey Takumi,

    I'm afraid that you're writing the reflection on behalf of the team this week rather than making this an individual reflection of your own issues from this week. You have to take extreme care with your summative reflection to make sure that it is actually about you.

    I also had a little trouble with the whole reflection being one paragraph when I felt that it could be split up into many separate thoughts, I am assuming that you just wrote this one in a bit of a rush though.

    I do see Daudelin's structure in here but as I've probably said on other reflections (sorry to repeat) making distinctions between the stages in the form of paragraphs or some form of distinguishing language would be invaluable to keep the reader following your line of thought.

    Finally, I forgot to mention: I noticed that you used no references but I'm sure that some theory whether from the list or another source could have helped you in disentangling your problem and solving it.

    Please take great care with being very clear in your final reflection as well as keeping an "I" focus. Good luck!

     

     

    1. I'm afraid that you're writing the reflection on behalf of the team this week rather than making this an individual reflection of your own issues from this week

      True. Overall, good advice Lisa.

  2. I think Lisa Tate has given you a strong (and useful) steer. You need to focus on your experiences (not the team's), your thinking about that experience/issue, and what you will do differently as a result of those insights. This is what learning is really all about.