Team interactions are going well. There has been no major controversy in our group, and even the little ones were resolved with words and not screaming. Our team, while it does get work done, is low-energy and sometimes unmotivated. There are no hostile interactions on our team, and we are all friendly with each other. I would describe the team as productive, cooperative, and self-sufficient.
For me, a good leader is one who commands, but also follows his own command. For example, if a leader said “Till the fields,” then in my opinion he should also help to till the fields. If I assign jobs to the people in my group, I will help to do one of the jobs. There is a somewhat hazy leadership on the team. While my groupmates look to me for what to do, they often tell each other how to do it. For me, a company doesn’t necessarily have to have a clear, established leader. If everyone performs their function correctly and efficiently, there is no need for a leader. However, if there is discoordination within the group, then a leader must be established.
Surprisingly, there have been no real conflicts so far, and even the little ones were managed by just some simple convincing. The most effective strategy to keeping everyone on task is by asking everyone what they are doing, and check if any progress has been made on that part of the project. If there has been no progress, then I can say that they’re either being unproductive or they’ve stumbled upon a thinking block. Some people may not be working effectively because they are distracted, but this is easily fixed by using the previous method. I would not have fired anyone by now.
In terms of work, personalities of team members isn’t too important. However, during presentations, an enthusiastic personality is probably more beneficial than a dull, unmotivated personality. Friendship is important in a company team, because if no one got along with each other, then the company would be very unproductive. Competition is worse than friendship, in my opinion, because it may incite hatred. Our team is operating at an okay rate, but it could be better. I think the aforementioned strategy will help in keeping everyone on task in the coming weeks.