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This week as a team we have finally begun a gradual upwards trend of SHV through focusing more on the current dynamics of the company rather than just trying to be good at everything as a company as that's not possible. A big part of this is highlighted in Brooks & John (2018), where they state the importance of that questions have on the productivity, statistical and efficiency of the decision making within the company. These questions act as an aid towards the knowledge and understanding of the decisions being made as a major problem was not knowing exactly why. Which helps in relation to understanding how we as a team got taken over, as at first you assume it is because we are failing as a team. But through asking questions and looking further into the purchase, we can see that they bought us out as we are a very attractive company for them in many different aspects to further improve their team as we weren't the cheapest team at all so there had to be a decent reason.

With the action of being taken over after having our best week is frustrating, but as a team we should continue with our plan the best we can or are allowed to by our parent company to continue the improvements we have seen as we are on a steady incline moving into the last few rollovers. As well as hoping they allow us to continue and don't fully sabotage our team and ruin what we have finally gotten out of all these average weeks. But that is just another learning curve in the Mikesbikes assignment as the field is always diversifying so being able to adapt and learn is the most important part of being successful in this task. Which is a good example of what Daudelin (1996) was trying to allow with his framework, to be able to gain knowledge through the four steps given and I believe we can achieve that in the last few weeks even with this minor hiccup.

Reference list

Brooks, A. W., & John, L. K. (2018). The Surprising Power of Questions. Harvard Business Review96(3), 60–67.

Daudelin, M. W. (1996). Learning from experience through reflection. Organizational Dynamics, 24(3), 36–48.


  1. Hey there James,

    This is a good journal, as it identifies how you've used knowledge to the best of your ability and succeed at that. 

    Your journal needs to follow more structure, have a read through Daudelin to focus on the 4 steps of reflection, otherwise your journals will remain subjective and struggle to become reflective.

    No in-depth analysis is clear in your journal as your provide no detail of any actual problem, and have not incorporated any theories to support and learn from. 

    Journals should be about reflecting from problems you are encountering, and using theory knowledge to apply it and learn something through that.



  2. Hi James,

    Sounds like a very frustrating week for you and your team. Good work incorporating the readings and questioning your teams productivity! I think your reflection would be easier to follow if you used Daudelins structure and had a more clearly set out problem, analysis ad solution.

    Good luck for the upcoming week!

  3. Hey James, your reflection this week shows a good understanding of Brook's article. I could see some evidence of Daudelin's structure but it would also be helpful if you made it more explicit as well as further explaining your possible future actions from this week's challenge. Proposing future actions you could take would make your reflection more meaningful.