Articulation of a problem
The problem I encountered this week was our firm being brought out and feeling like it has lowered my personal motivation moving forwards.
Analysis of that problem
Now that we have been brought out by another team we don't have control over our financials and the results of our rollovers will have an impact on the team that brought us out which has led to a decrease in my personal motivation for the simulation.
Formulation and testing of a tentative theory to explain the problem
I think this has happened because I feel a lessened sense of ownership and therefore responsibility over my firm and its decisions. I think that it is because our actions and results will also benefit or hinder another firm which is where my feelings of decreased motivation stems from and the fact our future rewards from our actions will also be going towards another group.
Action/deciding whether to act
Obviously it is detrimental and unethical to my team, our grade and the company that brought us out if we were to throw the towel in as such and stop putting effort into our decisions. Therefore, I won't be taking action as such and be continuing how I was up until this point.
References: Daudelin, M. W. (1996). Learning from experience through reflection. Organizational Dynamics, 24(3), 36-48