First week back from the so called ‘break’, and we’re straight back into it. Our team decided on a new strategy, which required a lot of coordination between us all if it were to be successful. The interesting phenomenon I came across this week was our team’s collective sense of direction, as we all knew what our job was and we were all getting very good at it. This allowed us to comprehensively analyse very specific parts in our field to achieve maximum growth. For this week’s reflection I shall focus on what I could have done better to contribute to the team effort.
I feel that the effort I put in this week could have been better. Although I still did my part, I feel as though I could have contributed more. This week’s reading by Argyris (1991) indicates that “success in the marketplace depends on learning” (p.4). I hope by the end of this reflection I learn a little something to help me for next week. Double loop learning was discussed by Synnott (2013) in another reading, this I found was particularly relevant to my situation. The part I paid most attention to was the feedback process involved in double looping. The results from this rollover essentially act as my feedback in this scenario. I believe that the role I played (R&D) was sufficiently satisfied, as the costs I estimated where actually lower than expected.
In the future I guess I have to put a bit more effort in, I feel as though this week I got a little lucky. Feedback however I find a new appreciation for each week, it allows me to reflect upon my behaviour, and gives me a good baseline to work on myself from.
Thank you for your time.
Argyris, C. (1991). Teaching smart people how to learn. Reflections, 4(2), 4--15
Synnott, M. (2013). Reflection and double loop learning: The case of HS2. Teaching Public Administration, 31(1), 124--134. doi:10.1177/0144739413479950