Being a good listener is a important skill when making decisions, by taking in more information in you are able to view from someone else's vantage point, which can allow you to have more options when making a decision. Asking questions proactively is also another important skill when working as a team and during decision making, and shows team commitment, however it is important to ask the right question, which is, something that is open ended and can be followed up, which leads to more options and conclusions in the end. During team sessions for the simulation people may hesitate to ask questions, whether it is due to the person being egocentric, apathetic, overconfident or afraid asking the wrong questions which might leave others to perceive the person as incompetent. The thing about team tasks in University is about learning from each other through the whole process and ultimately picking up something useful at the end. If you don't ask when working with other people, then you won't get any benefits from the entire process.
This course has weekly journals every week, combined with other coursework, it consumes a lot of time and energy, especially for those who have work commitments outside of University. People tend to have issues with time management, but little has considered about managing your energy. By keeping yourself at a more energetic state allows you to perform better, having adequate nutrition, exercise, sleep and rest helps replenish you, and hence you can do better in everything.
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Schwartz, T. (2007). Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time. Harvard Business Review, 85(10), 63–73. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.auckland.ac.nz/login.aspx?direct=true&db=buh&AN=26555015&site=ehost-live&scope=site