(Greiner, 2972) reading for this week was focused around the development of management through stages. When looking at our team I feel like our stages were a bit muddled and maybe if i read this prior to some weeks, it would have helped with managing techniques within the team for the given week.
As i have drowned on about for the last couple of weeks, profits and SHV has been sky falling (not sky rocketing) and I was stumped every week with asking why, why... why? Finally improvements have been made and I actually think we have some to the root of the problem. Poor decision making from round one meant we were forever chasing our tails... without going into too much detail lets just say over optimistic first week entries have been linked to the root of the problem. The question I ask myself this week reflecting back on the last 5 or so roll overs is why did we not go back all the way to the start? Every journal I mention the idea of going and reflecting on the previous week, or previous couple of weeks, BUT since we were sky rocketing for the first couple of rollovers a thought wasnt given to go back to our first ever rollovers and correct mistakes we seem to have made there.
I feel this week I have more answered my problems that I raised in previous journals, as opposed to raising a new issue. This weeks meetings weren't overly happy or optimistic.. but after the recent rollover the mood in our team seems to be going up. This is exactly what we need to go into the next round. Finally getting rid of our INSANE idle time has given us a glimmer of hope with a week to go. Although we are in no winning position, I'm personally very glad we have finally solved issues we have been facing for half of the simulation. This has proven to me that if you work hard and spend time on something you will get the results you want even if you are close - extremely close - to giving up.
I feel i wouldnt have learnt as much as I have if we didnt experience these issues and have the difficult experience with Mikes Bikes, and hopefully the lessons I have learnt through the simulation will only create me to tackle similar situations in a more positive, strategic manner when I get a real job in the real world.