Questions 3 and 4 Weaknesses
1. We do not have a clearly defined leader. Even under module leadership, different team members will take the lead when they passionate about the topic. This has happened in each module; Austin usually leads our data analysis, John took the lead on or project topic and J will grab the reigns whenever allowed. Statement 19 from the analysis states, “We exercise shared leadership and don’t have a “leader” per se.” In different classes, we could flounder as a team when there are differences of opinion or if we are having trouble staying on task without a chosen leader. Our team split on this question; three believing this was probably true and two thought it was probably false. Although, we clearly do not lack leadership in our group so not having one clear leader could be a strength.
2. People may not speak up if they disagree. We have strong willed people on this team and sometimes you have to fight to get a word in, especially with the technical issues we experience. It may be intimidating or just easier to move on rather than disagree. Statement 30, “Some members will not disagree for fear of what others might think or do.” Our voting for this question shows someone thought this could be happening; we had one for probably true, one neither true nor false, one probably false and one definitely false. Statement 27,”Sometimes people with great ideas do not seem to speak up enough especially during tRATS,” further proves this could be a weakness. Hours before the last tRAT, J sent what he thought were correct answers to the team before our tRAT meeting. This could have persuaded a team member to keep quiet if they had a different answer. Our team split between four different answers for this statement on the analysis, so there is a possibility of this taking place. Without hearing all ideas, it will keep our team from reaching its full potential and could cause us not do as well on assignments.