Reflections Essay examples

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Table of Contents

Introduction...................................................................................................................................3
Evolution of the Group.................................................................................................................4
Group Structure/Dynamics..........................................................................................................5
Intra-Group Conflict....................................................................................................................8
Summary.......................................................................................................................................11
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Key course concepts provided explanations and reasoning behind the group dynamics. In the end, the groups commitment and dedication drove the team to success.
Evolution of the Group The course required two groups to form for the specific task of completing a paper on applying the Diagnostic Model to a chosen company. The evolution of the group closely followed the Five Stage Model presented in the course textbook (Gibson et al., p. 234). The forming of the group happened flawlessly and almost automatically. After the project was explained and assigned, it seemed natural for Maria and Katie to work together since they knew each other outside of the classroom from their places of work. Once this relationship was recognized, the group added Amanda as she was considered a strong asset due to her excellent communication skills as well as her perceived drive for excellence. Each group member currently works in the medical field and with that, selecting a company in the retail field was understandable given the groups extensive knowledge base. Colonial Tile was chosen particularly because Maria is their District Manager. She was able to provide a competitive advantage with her insight into the company. Since the company is not a publically traded company, Maria insider knowledge was essential for providing information on what processes the company could benefit from improvement. The first group discussions pushed the group

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