Team Communication and Problem-Solving
Team communication and problem-solving are among the most compelling topics in the course. The topic equipped me with essential aspects regarding managing various issues surrounding team development and ensuring team goals are accomplished (D’Allura, 2019). Solving team problems is one of the most challenging aspects I have ever encountered, but with the topic, I think I am better positioned to solve the issues. Another compelling topic relates to the handling of team conflict. The topic helped me understand that conflict can be approached in two ways: embracement and avoidance. During the course, participation in discussions helped me to understand various subjects. Notably, this is so because discussions are a better way of sharing opinions and ideas through which you understand what other people think regarding the topic. Such participations evoke critical thinking regarding team issues and help accept other people’s perspectives regarding a subject. I was happy during the discussions when a fellow coursemate questioned the reasoning behind my assertion that conflicts should be avoided instead of being embraced (Elyousfi et al., 2021). Essentially, this opened my eyes to how embracing conflict can help propel a team toward attaining its set goals.
I have grasped all important aspects regarding communication and handling team issues. I think everything is clear, and whenever I forget, I will revisit it to equip myself with information relating to teams. I think a few approaches could have been used to yield additional valuable information. First, the discussions could have been made open without any restrictions. Notably, this could ensure that more thoughts and perspectives are shared among students. Second, there could have been a way of correcting some thoughts shared in the discussion that may not be accurate or misleading.
D’Allura, G. M. (2019). The leading role of the top management team in understanding family firms: Past research and future directions. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 10(2),87-104.
Elyousfi, F., Anand, A., & Dalmasso, A. (2021). Impact of e-leadership and team dynamics on virtual team performance in a public organization. International Journal of Public Sector Management. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPSM-08-2020-0218
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Review and reflect on the knowledge you have gained from this course. Based on your review and reflection, write at least 3 paragraphs about the following:
What were the most compelling topics learned in this course?
How did participating in discussions help your understanding of the subject matter? Is anything still unclear that could be clarified?
What approaches could have yielded additional valuable information?
Responses to Other Students: Respond to 2 classmates with at least a 100-word reply about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:
What did you learn from your classmate’s posting?
What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
What clarification do you need regarding the posting?
What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and classmates?