Working in a group increases the productivity and improves once performance. This semester, I and other 4 of my classmates was assigned to make a group assignment with a topic of “Agencies that deals with emotional/physical disabilities”. The purpose of this report is to discuss my reflection on my experiences working in a group, learnings and how I contributed to make our final report. Our initial meeting was to introduced ourselves since it was the first day of our class. We talked about our backgrounds, our nursing experiences and took contact numbers and use WhatsApp to communicate about our assignment. We discussed about the tasks that each individual will do. I thought of doing a draw lots so that it will be fair for everyone; instead of choosing our own topics. We also talked about having deadlines per task so that we will be to manage our time and be able to submit the assignment on time. After the discussion, I told my groupmates to look and search for agencies that deal with our topic and we will brainstorm. We didn’t decide to have a leader but most of the decision and initiative was done by me.
On our next meeting, we all decided to choose Hellenic Hope Center which is located in Danforth and Warden. At this moment, we shared our ideas on why did we choose Hellenic Hope Center. I started to input something on the PowerPoint as some information can be found in their website. I emailed the center to asked for an appointment for an interview of any of their staff but I didn’t get any response.
My other groupmate is the one responsible for calling and following up with the center. We waited at least a week to get an appointment and we were given September 18, 2018 at 9am. Our day of interview came in and it was only the 3 of us was able to make it. We were in the center for about 30 minutes. We were toured around by the manager of the facility. I did prepare some questions the night before so that it will be fast interview and all information we needed won’t be missed. Working in a group can be a challenge as not all of us has the same schedule. Some of my groupmates lives far including myself and staying in school after class is not easy as we have to travel to get home and prepare for the next day.
What I had contributed in our group is by being responsive, punctual and being reliable. I did most of the PowerPoint like editing; but all of us contributed to have a final report. What I have learned about working in a group is that it can be a stress at some point but then you can learn something from other as well.