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Journalism & Communication
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Team and Groups Insert Name Institution Course Date Team and Groups The opportunity to work with a team of professional sportsmen was a chance of a lifetime to me. This is the experience I had with Los Angeles Clippers, a basketball team playing in the western conference in pacific division as classified by the National Basketball Association.
The team comprised of players coming from around the world but mostly Americans. The team had an opportunity of working with the youth from the region in creating awareness on abuse of drugs among students. This was like social service work for them. The Los Angeles Clippers was formed in 1970, and it started out as the buffalos, then it was later called San Diego then finally it was called the clippers. Their matches were scheduled to be played at Staple Centre a place that they were to share with the Lakers and the Sparks. Through analyzing this team and committee, I came to understand some aspects, which create a dynamic difference found between groups and teams. I noticed there were leadership differences found in groups and teams (West, 1994). This was evident during the workshop whereby I realized that, in a team everybody is a leader by himself and everybody in the team initiates responsibility of delivering. On the other hand, in groups, leaders set goals and expect members in the group to be in a position of meeting these goals. Moreover, I observed that in teams, leaders are seen as role models, and they set outstanding examples in their teams to be followed. They also follow rules, and they are part of the team while undertaking all tasks. ...
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