Monday, 29th January. The yearbook photography team gathered at 7:30am to set up the class of 2018’s graduation photo.
- Who did I collaborate with?
I collaborated with my yearbook photography team, some teachers and the school’s main photographer, Sabrina.
- What made it easy or difficult to work together with this person/people?
The fact that we have worked together for over 6 months and that we already have group chats and chain emails lined up made it very easy to communication and collaborate with everyone. It was slightly difficult because we were told at lunch on Friday giving us no time to discuss it as a group face to face.
- What challenges did we face when working together? How did we overcome them? Why couldn’t we overcome some challenges?
The fact that we spent a few hours over the weekend trying to figure out the dimensions for the photo but when we arrived on the Monday morning and Sabrina had already come up with the dimensions (in the photo above). We had to adapt to her dimensions because she knows better than us. This was not exactly a challenge but more something that was frustrating. I felt like all my work on the weekend was wasted.
- How important was collaboration to achieving the outcome or my goal?
It was crucial that were effectively worked together because we needed everyone to complete the job. It was more important that we were able to get all the g12s in the right places so we divided the role up. I think this was an effective strategy and a sign of good collaboration to achieve the goal. Sabrina even told us we were the most organized and this year’s photo is looking the best. That was a great compliment especially to me being the head of the photography team.
- What could I do in future to be a more effective team player?
I think I should be more willing to adapt because it really worked to our benefit in this scenario but usually I am not this adaptive. The fact I was still upset about my work going to waste is something I should change. If I’ve made a compromise I shouldn’t be hung up over it. I think that would make me a better team player overall.
Learning Objective – 5 COLLABORATION (Working together to achieve an outcome