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Last week our rollover result was in a down pit, we came up with solutions and effort to fix the problems that was shown through the reports and made estimates and decisions that we thought it will turn out to give us a good result. The truth is it was't good enough. More to it, we are lacking the conceptual skill ( Katz, 1955).

We were overwhelmed by the problems that was on the surface and neglect the potential problems. The problem we were focusing on was the products that weren't able to sell due to low quality. We were focused on raising our quality and came up with launching new products to cover up our loses. They sound pretty legit and straightforward, yet, our rollover result was significantly low. The solution and result for our strategy is like 'trying to cover up a hole by digging up another one'. I revisited the previous reading and identified this problem as the lack of conceptual skill. We are lacking the ability and skill to see the enterprise as a whole, as a collective group, we are very much isolated and limited to our own field and understanding, in a way when we explain our decisions and research to others, we are kind of forcing our opinion onto theirs and thus limiting the potential of success. Like my title suggests, the mist is the result of lacking of conceptual skill, we need to pay much more attention to various functions of the organization and extend our visions and recognize the importance of other people idea and opinion to make things better (Katz, 1955). 

Like I have suggest above, lacking conceptual skill may not be the potential solution and explanation to what is happening. I have to illustrate my ideas to my team and without limiting their ideas and knowledge to generate a strategy all together as a whole. 

 

 

 

Katz, R. L. (1955). Skills of an effective administrator. Harvard Business Review, 33(1), 33--42.

3 Comments

  1. love the title, very succinct!! some grammar issues in the first paragraph "solutions and effort" and "we though it will turn out" and you may have made these errors because you were typing fast. I do this all the time, its just a matter of forcing yourself to do another proofread. you say the truth is it wasn't good enough, I feel as if you need to elaborate more on that statement and suggest ways in which you should have or could have made it better. You know like "In hindsight our group probably should have" etc... Nice to see in text citations which will be of a necessity in your summative, referencing these citations now will remind you that they are needed for your summative journal. Congrats for referencing and its good that you know how which will help you for future reports. In many of your sentences you have used the right tense, this has made your journal quite difficult to read although it is informative. It seems to me that your group understands what the problems were and how they could be fixed, he way you are talking about mikes bikes seems to me that you have improved since week 4. it is great that you have tied the readings into your own situation with mikes bikes and I can now understand the readings better because of this and can relate to your groups position in mikes bikes.


    I like how you addressed the main points of the reading, it seems to me you understand it and how you can apply it to your specific situation. Maybe if you had of read the 2nd reading it may have given you more information to draw upon when writing your reflective piece but I think you have improved greatly since week 4, I think you need to work on making your journal more lucid in order to reach those higher stages of Daudelin's framework. Everything you have written about is all of relevance and your journal is not too lengthy either. I also wanted to know how well is the group working together and is everyone participating in the rollovers and showing up for group meetings? How are you finding your role at this stage of the competition and do you still feel like an invaluable team member? Is their anything  the team can do, or you can do to address group dynamics??

    Overall I did enjoy reading your journal because I felt like you addressed the reading well, and I really liked that you talked about mikes bikes and what you need to focus on. From the reflections I have read, people don't really address mikes bikes and I think this is one of them most important features of the reflective process for us.(smile) 

    Good luck with everything else aye, good job (smile)

            

  2. In week 4 I suggested that you not depend so much on the readings for your journal, instead using them as a launching pad for further analysis into the problems that you face in the simulation. I feel that you have certainly accomplished that this week. You've taken the readings and applied them to the experience that you've been having with your team and learned that perhaps your team is lacking in certain skills. I would take this further and consider how skills shortages or insufficient skill can lead to failure within an organization. This class, after all, is to help us learn about how real organizations function, and I think that your learning can be aptly applied to the outside world.

  3. In your previous journal I praised you for using the theory and relating it back to your team and perfoemnce. I can see you are still doing this and understand what the readings are about. I also previously suggested that you make your reflections a bit longer as most people tned to write over 300 words. I again feel you should start doing this to get used to the summative journal format. I however thought it was well written and to the point which is always well received by the reader. Good job!