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This week I was met with my biggest problem so far – this was being unable to make our Wednesday team meeting, but on top of this, being unable to reschedule due to a busy week.

When I enrolled in five university papers this semester, I understood that I was taking on extra work load that would require spending more time on university tasks.  So, to ensure I had adequate time I reduced my working hours at my part time job.  Despite this, I could not say no to the opportunity of participating in a full day course where I would learn new ideas to action in my job.   Of course…. this fell on a Wednesday, which meant I could not make our teams usual meeting block.  But also, being right in the middle of a busy week, packed with numerous other group meetings for assignments and class trips off campus to property sites. 

We decided it was acceptable for me to miss the meeting entirely.   After all our team is full of other busy people making finding a time to reschedule to suit us all quite difficult.   

The solution of the problem was that the team would make the informed decisions without me being there and that our CEO, Kash, would debrief with me to let me know the decisions that were made and ideas behind them (thank you very much Kash, appreciated).

To conclude, I would like to note that I really wished I could have made the team meeting this week. I appreciate my team for being so understanding – I think we all understand that with a group of five full time uni students rescheduling to suit all players is difficult.  Additionally, it seems likely that my problem from this week will be that of my team mates at some stage or another during the semester. 


Daudelin, M. (1996). Learning from experience through reflection. Organisational Dynamics, 24(3), 36-48. Doi: 10.1016/S0090-2616(96)90004-2


  1. Hey Zoe 

    Its great to see you've acknowledged the problem at hand and analysed it well, showing good understanding of the first few steps of the Daudelin framework. However the last couple steps are talking about how you are going to go about it and what steps to take next. Therefore for next time I would suggest adding ideas on how you believe you and your team should act in the weeks to come in order to overcome the problem of timing clashes. This will complete the implementation of Daudelins theory in your journal. Overall a well written journal, I really like the paragraphing of the different steps as a reader it helps heaps. Hope this helps!! 

  2. Hi Zoe

    Great identifying of the problem and unfortunately it doesn't seem like theres much of an action you could do to get around it which I think is fine because things do pop up. Also it seems as though you put into place procedures to try smooth over any problems the future may hold like getting caught up later and why the decisions were made as having that knowledge could change your future decisions even though you weren't present. Great structure of the reflection as well.

    All the best!