While a magician never reveals their secrets, I am not a magician, so I can. I feel as though we have six very capable group members; all punctual enough, all interested enough, all aiming to achieve high enough grades, and all intelligent, easy-going people. I feel as though we know enough in our selected areas to be able to contribute backed up information to make a decision, and to be able to argue it, but I wouldn’t say that any of us feel completely comfortable with being the final one to sign off, so to speak, on a decision. I wouldn’t say we as individuals have a whole lot of conviction in our group meetings. So that being said, I wouldn’t say we necessarily have a very clear strategy, but we have a sound group symbiosis in that we are able to work together to achieve a shareholder value of $45 this week, which is motivating, but pretty astonishing.
That is why, upon reflection of the week, in hindsight of the readings, I found no difficulty in siding with Baghai, Smit and Viguerie. Because we had points of difference in that we studied the other teams movements while carefully documenting and reviewing our own. We were particular in our decisions, without letting our best opportunities “getting lost in the big picture”. I think that it has also been a really good thing that while we have all collaborated within our group, we have stuck to our assigned roles and been the final decision maker for that area. This is so that we can avoid “deeper levels of detail unseen”
So in essence, while we didn’t necessarily have the most conventional group with one person who’s always late, one person who doesn’t pull their weight, one person who’s a bit of a know it all and so on, we have actually been lucky enough to get a normal group. So are we flying blind? Well we may have started that way, but I believe that we have grown and become more confident especially in the group environment we’ve created. I think we are actually being quite strategic in our own little way.