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Running Head: Leading in workplaceLeading in workplaceName of the StudentName of the UniversityAuthor Note
1LEADING IN WORKPLACEIntroductionThe assignment is the reflection of the teamwork in the workplace as the part of mydiploma in business management (level 5). The team consisted of four members where one actedas a leader, and the rest three under him played a different role. A set of questions were asked ofthe team leader, and the responses were noted. The team interviewed a leader belonging to amulti-cultural organisation named Whitirea. The questionnaire was based on team process, teamroles, team norms and conflict. The aim of the assignment is to reflect on the team dynamics andon personal contribution to developing a positive team culture.Part 1- Reflection on the team dynamicsReflecting on the five stages of team development that is forming, storming, norming,performing and adjourning. Personally, I feel that our team was competent enough right from theforming stage. All the team members had a positive mindset, and every member of the teamparticipated in the interview process. In the forming stage, one of the team members, Donald wasvery polite and was respectful of individual preferences. He always wanted our opinion aboutlocation of team meeting and timing of interviews. In the storming stage, we were competingwith each other for acceptance of our time slaught for the interviewing the selected leader. It wasobvious to us as we never worked together before. Most of the time, Akshit complained aboutour interview plan. However, this stage came to closure as Donald and Gurpinder were morecooperating. In the norming stage, the situation was easier to handle as each of the members wasseeking assistance before proceeding with the interview plan. For example, Akshit prepared thequestionnaire for leadership and consulted Gurpinder, Donald and me. It helped us inrectifications as team leader was also involved. In the performing stage, I observed a high level
2LEADING IN WORKPLACEof unity amongst us compared to the previous stages. However, Donald had to revert to stormingstage as at times he tends to work independently. He changed his time slaught without priornotice to us. However, the issue was sorted by the collaborative effort of other team members. Inthe Adjourning stage, we were always in touch as we were closer than in previous stages. Wewere satisfied with our planning and management skills. We were able to conduct the interviewas expected. Some stages were clearly different from one another due to different viewpoints andopinions of team member. The forming stage was a bit longer than any other stage.Gurpinder is our team leade. The interview was taken by Donald, Akshit and me (Nitish)at alternative times. The leader was appointed by the team and he too involved in the interviewproject. He assumed the leadership role as per the majority, preferring his leadership style.However, we individually executed the leadership role. Throughout the project, we had the sameleader and was not changed in different stages of the team evolution.During the interview project, each one has different role. Akshit prepared time slaught forthe interview with the leader of Whitirea. Donald developed the questionnaire for the interviewbased on different themes such as team conflicts, leadership’s style, and culture development.Gurpinder was responsible for discussing the interview process with the selected leaders andexplaining the objectives. I undertook the responsibility to email the leader and take informedconsent for recording the interview process.The two norms observed by our time was punctuality and respect for opinions. These twonorms were agreed in the beginning after the forming stage. The norms were based on the viewofWood (2014) on time management as the key skill to success. As perSchraub et al. (2014),without respecting each other’s perspectives, it is challenging to achieve team goals. The
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