Last week rollover our company didn’t have the best results we were hoping for, however this week we are very pleased to see that our performance in the competition has gotten much better. All our effort is starting to pay off. I think as a team we have starting to be more aware of the mistakes we have been making and continue to make, and how this is affecting our shareholder value. Thus after this week I’m pretty confident to say that we are learning from our mistakes. In terms of me, I believe I’m more of a single loop learner, however I’m starting to become more of a second loop in order to learn from my experience and therefore be able to improve my performance.
At this point of the competition my team has become closer and we are starting to feel more comfortable when talking straight to others. We as a team, whose main goal is to win this competition, need to motivate each other more and work cohesively. So far we haven’t had any confrontation or bad environment, however our desire to win makes us sometimes to be impatient and do things extremely fast without analysing too much. Next week meeting I believe will be the time to restore our goals and strategies so we don’t lose track even though we feel we have done things pretty good. This week results are a new fresh start for us to accomplish our main goal.
In terms of the readings, this week readings were very truthful and would be something that can all relate to in our learning. Looking at single and double loop learning made me think about my own approach to my learning and my career. Single loop learning is the easiest way for us to get out of problems or awkward situations. We don’t explore all our options when trying to solve a “problem”, we only look at the present moment rather than look at the root or the outcome of the problem. On the other hand, double loop learning requires us to reflect on both our feelings and our reasoning. I think all of us haven’t realised we are not at the ideal of this learning theory. Double loop learning opens up new challenges and ways to approach and deal with them. I think my team has been experiencing double loop learning however each individual has been performing on single loop learning. To further our learning we need to be able to experience new things and compare them to an ideal situation; be comfortable in evaluating our own performance and learn from this. I hope that though the feedback received from my fellow team mates and feedback received from my journals I can produce a better performance for my team and better journals on the upcoming weeks.
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