This just shows that when a group people agree on certain norms and communicate effectively, almost any endeavor is possible. Also, we observed that aside from playing different roles, we developed deeper relationships as friendships. We also understood the meaning of individual differences and tried to work around it. There were many times that some members expressed their different opinion and we have to find a way to compromise. Although we had difficulty in resolving conflicts, the more important thing is that we realized in a hard way that we need one another ( interdependence) to be able to achieve the goals.
The worst experience that we had is not finding the right time to meet. This has been a struggle since we all have different schedules. The windows live messenger was helpful in aiding us when communicating but the scheduled live meetings were difficult. Most of the time, one group member was not available due to other commitments. This was hard for all of us since we agreed at the start to prioritize the group meetings.
Another unpleasant experience was when a group member cannot perform his tasks as expected. Actually, this was a consequence of not being able to attend meetings since the absent member has no idea how to keep up with the pace of the group. It is very important that group members work together as a team since one member’s absence affects the other group members in performing their assigned tasks. Because of this, we have to scold the group member and make him realize the importance of agreements.
Honestly, I became a matured person because of this experience. I used to do things in my own style and time before but I realized that when one is a member of a group, he must conform to certain rules that the group agreed upon. One of the challenges for me was coming on time for all meetings which was hard to do but I was able to manage my time well. I also learned to sacrifice some personal activities