PSY430 Facilitating Group Interaction Paper

Essay by Yates PhyllisUniversity, Bachelor'sA+, April 2008

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This paper will identify my strengths and weaknesses with working in learning team A. The paper will show some conflict management techniques used that most effective in our learning team. Effective group decision-making skills and problem-solving techniques used by the team. You cannot avoid conflict in your life, at home, at work, and even at play. Wherever people interact, there is a potential for conflict. That is not bad news because good things can arise, and relationships can improve through conflict, provided conflict is managed with thought and attention. The bad news is that most of us are fairly limited in how we manage and resolve conflict situations, often throwing gasoline on the fire. It does not have to be that way (Conflict911, 2008).

There are much strength and a few weaknesses in our learning team. Overall, as a team we are working towards one common goal. That goal is to graduate from college.

The University of Phoenix has taken communication up several notches. We are required to deal with other in our class by working on team papers. It requires strong dedication, a trust factor, and dependability. Each team member must do his or her part to contribute to the team paper; otherwise someone else picks up the slack. This situation causes to say the least, irritation, distrust among the team, and lack of accountability.

My personal strengths to our learning team are cut and dry: my ability to be persistent, my dedication to the team to succeed, and my ability to do the hands on approach. While some might find my ability to be persistent annoying, it defines my success as well as my team's success. Meaning, I am constantly watching for my teammates completing their portion of the assignment and if I don't see it happening I...