Something amazing happened during the 2005 Major League Baseball season. The Chicago White Sox managed to defeat the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in game five of the American League Championship series and went on to win the World Series that same year. “What the White Sox did exactly is make baseball history. They ended years of frustration and even misery for their supporters, past players and even the ownership group, led by Jerry Reinsdorf and Eddie Einhorn, by reaching the World Series for the first time since 1959” (Merkin, 2005). The White Sox made history by practicing the fundamentals of teamwork and melding their individual strengths and weaknesses into a cohesive successful organization.
Organizations in any arena, sports, business, religious, etc. must use the talents of those who make up the organization and practice some fundamental principles in order to succeed. Like the White Sox’s organizational success, Learning Team C has become a successful group by blending the individual strengths and weaknesses of its members and using some fundamental principles of team dynamics to enhance its synergy and teamwork.
Strengths and Weaknesses
The first principle of team dynamics is to understand what everyone is bringing to the group in the way of strengths and weaknesses. Learning Team C has five active members that bring various skills to bear on tasks that are assigned. The skills that I bring to the group are my ability to write and communicate effectively and my editing skills. My mother was an English teacher for 27 years of my life and I gained a great deal of understanding as to what makes a good essay. I can put my thoughts down on paper with an easy flow that is simple to follow and understand. I have edited numerous team essays in the past and have received commendations from facilitators and team members for my efforts. However, I do have some weaknesses of which I have been made aware. For example, I am not...