Over the past couple of weeks (including the holidays), there has been a few personal incidents that have prevented me from even participating in my group to my full potential. I missed classes and did not communicate my intent to my CEO. Having a very understanding group helps and thus provides for flexibility when situations like these arise. I was thinking about how much it hurt us and the results are to see, our SHV dropped 90% but our sales and revenue/exposure match the leading teams. We overspent by a long shot and now we have to rethink our goals. This is exactly what the double loop learning method would refer too (Romero-Pareda,2012), considering the strategy to input the data will not change but our entire focus on which market to pull out from and which market to continue is absolutely crucial. We now have to re-evaluate our entire structure of decision making and see where the cracks are occurring and patch them up. We have members that are completely bewildered about their position in the team and work somewhere else which makes it really hard on turnover days. This makes it extremely difficult on the other players who are trying to compete.
I do not wish to write for no reason and make it look like a journal entry, I would rather communicate the honest occurrences regarding my participation this week. The other team members had to work on a few things on their own this week where I usually take a very vocal role but we had too many absenteeism and other assignments that it made for our worst week yet. I am still dealing with some personal stuff but to see our team go from Number 1 to Number 6 in terms of SHV is painful and will require a carefully crafted comeback of sorts in order to make some sort of difference.
If there is anything that pertains to the learning method and this week is that momentum is very important. If you lay off the gas for even a week, your plans become unstuck and one can see the harsh effects on the SHV. Momentum is key and I think we need to build it up again and go from there. I am still looking forward to the whole simulation playing out but lets see if this dip can spark some fire under our asses and get us going!