It has been the closer for our company, we cannot function anymore. The rest of you have kind of obliterated our company (well done!) and we are now sitting without cash, waiting on a few hopes to dig us out of the ground, and thats the thing, we can get out of the ground, the question is more: which road shall we take??
This week started so painfully, we were informed that our company was insolvent. Not the best outcome from our long term stratergy, and with us not having class on Monday, we wanted to get it sorted as quickly as possible, but to coordinate 6 people is apparently a lot harder than ever thought. To get hold of, let alone remind group members of what to do proved a little difficult, but once again, my team of champs pulled through without any trouble. We did finally get to all meet up and solved so many issues, if there is one thing I can say about my team is that we are seriously cooperative! So to be fair, even though our company did not obtain at all what we had hoped for, we can still see light at the end of the tunnel. We have opportunities for cash and to rework our situation again, and for that I am very very grateful.
When looking at the readings, I reflected on the readings that we had done at the beginning of this paper, ones which talked about: how to be a good leader, and so on. Although these readings are very helpful, I think this week more than any, I can see how these specific roles are required, but my group integrates them so well. Specifically in the management department as my team are brilliant at making choices and ensuring that all points are heard before the final choice is made. Although we do have a working CEO, we work with choices on group level rather than a person who tells you how to work. Davies and Easterby-Smith talk in great deal about development in teams, and I feel that is the part that I can reflect on the most. My team has moved through so many situations together, there has been no singularing any out or laying blame on anyone, helping one another, the way it should be. Katz discusses skills appropriate to being an administrator, well to be really fair, I am pretty sure that my group has got the skills to work together, we may have not been able to execute what we needed from MikesBikes at the time, but we are surely a strong team.
Davies, J., & Easterby-Smith, M. (1984). Learning and developing from managerial work experiences. Journal of Management Studies, 21(2), 169--182. doi:10.1111/j.1467-6486.1984.tb00230.x
Katz, R. L. (1955). Skills of an effective administrator. Harvard Business Review, 33(1), 33--42.