It was a stress and tough week since we have experienced a serious failure. Before the break, our team had the decreased SHV but we realized our general performance seems alright. In this case, we modified our bikes and changed a lot of figures by analysing the figures and diagrams. Unfortunately, the final performance was horrible and we had extremely low SHV. At this point, blaming the others is definetly a bad idea since it will demotivate the team members' performance. According to the Reading "Teaching Smart People How to Learn", defensive reasoning can block learning even if the person has been well educated. I personally believe that at this stage, I should develop the ability to reason rather than use emotion. The first thing I will do is to analyse the performance of the firm, despite I strongly believe the key reason that contributed to such low SHV was because of our poor plan in the beginning of the game. I do understand that now is the time for us to change our overall strategy plan.
From this failure, I also learned that we should not think things in the extremely complicated ways. In the past, our strategy plan seems work well and we have gained high market share. However, now we have changed a lot on our strategy and decisions, and our current strategy is completely different to our original plan. Many of us thought that think things in a complicated ways can lead to success but this proves that play games in a simple, but careful and well organized ways is relatively easier to lead the team to the successful goal.
Another important thing I have learnt this week from the reading is there is a contradiction between our thoughts and real actions. I have a very deep feeling about this knowledge in this reading since I do feel my action is frequently different from my mind. For example, sometimes I decided to finish certain amounts of works in this day; unfortunately, due to my lack of focus, I frequently ran out the time and I ended up with poor achievement. For my personal opinion, contradiction between our thoughts and behaviours is always due to our lack of focus. Poor ability to focus can brings a lot of disastrous consequences to our lives, it negatively influences our academic and job performance, and once we got used to the poor level of focus, we frequently not able to stick with our life plan. No matter how beautiful our life plans are, without strong focus, we won't stick with our plan and the ending result is- Failure. I think this is why ancient Chinese always said that tolerance is a great virtue, this is true, we should always set up a good plan for our life goals, once we set it up, stick with our plans with strong focus and tolerance, this can also help us to remove the negative thinking and reshape our subconcious mind.
Anyway, things definetly went wrong and I do believe there is a toughness which our whole team is currently facing.