In the beginning stage of working together with fellow classmates, all members of the team were students and appeared to have one common goal in mind (Bailey, 1996, p.144). This suggests that people should come together and work on a common task. During the forming stage, we had to come together as a team and complete the project as we also had fun while working. In our first meeting, we had a discussion on what the benefits of the organization would be and how it could benefit the community as a whole. All the team members had their own ideas on what organization they were interested in and could have wanted to develop as the discussion started.
Our leader was an effective person as he led us through the discussion to achieve the objectives of the group. Each member of the group was given an opportunity to contribute to the objective of the group. Each member gave reason as to why the organization he or she chose was effective for the group’s goal. The group leader allowed all members to give their opinions on the organizations they identified to best fit their objectives (Bailey, 1996, p.144). Our leader was well informed on what the group wanted and therefore, managed to lead the group until we achieved our goal at the end of the discussion. The group concluded that My Sister Place could be the best organization that would help us achieve the objectives set by the group.
In our next meeting, our task was to raise capital for the development of the organization we chose. The group leader was punctual on time and ready to accomplish the mission of the group (Bailey, 1996, p. 151). He was interactive enough and he requested me to give my opinions on the place the group had selected because I was absent in the previous meeting. We then continued with the agenda of our meeting, which was based on the mode of conduct of all the members, as they would be carrying out their projects. These included the way the member could interact with their external environment as they carried out their project to obtain the set goals. It was a fruitful meeting because I was familiar to my group members and had been working together as a team from the previous semester. Communication through calling and emails enhanced the progress of our team we were able to discuss how project was faring on.
It was an excellent opportunity meeting all my team members because we knew each one’s strength and weaknesses as we interacted while carrying out our project (Bailey, 1996, p.149). We gave everyone an ear to give his or her opinion as to why we chose My Sister Place to carry out our project. We defiantly had hope that what we had done was the best and could yield satisfactory results at the end of our task. After all these, our next step was the commitment of each member of the team to accomplish the task. In so doing, each member had to choose a task of interest that he or she would undertake as we carried out the project (Bailey, 1996). Our lead allowed as to a task of interest from the task list he had made hence strengthening the group due to the cohesiveness of the members. The time we spent collecting data from our selected field was minimal because of the dedication and skill of our team members and the guidance offered by our leader.
Our leader played a significant role of ensuring that time used when collecting the data during the project was efficient spent. She always helped us carry out the task given whenever we were stack. She guided us through the activity ensuring that each member was comfortable as she carried out her task. She accompanied us all the time in the field keeping a close interaction with each member of the team, which in turn motivated us to complete the task we had taken (Bailey, 1996, p.150). It was a fantastic experience working together and being led by an effective leader who created a strong relationship among the team members.
In our final stage, the team was acknowledged and the whole process was accessed. The leader formally recognized the team’s accomplishments and attributed it to the entire team (Bailey, 1996, p.147). However, the team faced the problem of how they were to receive the gift cards and where they could be sent and who would be responsible. Our leader was able to guide us to find the solution to our problem enabling us to move on with our project.
Bailey, D. (1996). Effective Organizational Teams. In Edwards, R. & Yankey, J. (1996). Skills for Effective Human Services Management. National Association of Social Workers.