Team and Small Group Experience
University of Phoenix
March 15, 2009
A team is a coordinated group of persons organized to work jointly to accomplish a specific or common goal. A group includes at least three people and even though all teams are small groups not all groups function as a team (Beebe, S. and Masterson, J. 2006). In a group setting it’s possible that each member may have a different agenda or mission separate from one another and each team member may have a different idea of what needs to be accomplished. A team has individuals who work together to achieve a general task. Teams usually have clearly defined team-member responsibilities and being fortunate to have been part of both a team and a group I will describe my experiences, objectives, and goals. I will also describe the positive and negative aspects that I encountered in both environments.
In High School I was a member of the Varsity Football team and our main goal like most football teams were to win no matter what and this is accomplished my scoring as many points as possible. In football everyone is assigned to a different task during a play, each task compliments the other so if one person is not performing his or her task to the best of their abilities then the play will not succeed. Every player is key to the success of the play no matter how small the task is so it’s crucial that every member of the team knows what there are suppose to do and when. Working as a team in this capacity takes a lot of practice and Camaraderie, team members must have trust and faith in one another as well as an understanding that they will follow through with the responsibilities assigned to them. Trust is established by investing a lot of time and effort together and learning each others strengths and weaknesses. As a member of the football team we all felt the joys of winning and the aches of losing, we felt the pride in accomplishing our goals as a unit and the...