Describe challenges and opportunities for improvement in collaborative teamwork, including specific examples
Skill(s) Being Assessed: Relationship Building – Collaboration, (Self and Social Awareness)
In Week 4, you created your Group Project Plan and began working on your common goal. This week, you’ll analyze and reflect on the collaborative process.
Criteria for Success: In this assignment, you will:
Provide clear and comprehensive documentation of the common measurable goal the team has completed.
Describe team process, including each person’s role and responsibilities and how these were established.
Identify collaborative tools (or potential tools used) and explain how they supported (or would support) work towards a common goal, with specific examples.
Describe 2–3 effective collaborative approaches and how they were used by the group to accomplish the team’s goal, including concrete examples.
Describe challenges and opportunities for improvement in collaborative teamwork, including specific examples.
What to submit/deliverables: A completed Reflection on Collaborative Strategies in Meeting a Common Goal.
What is the value of doing this assignment? This assignment gives you the opportunity to practice your relationship building skill, further developing your interpersonal interactions and collaboration techniques. It will show that you can collaborate with others to resolve a problem and work toward a common goal.
Almost every job application lists communication as a requirement. We’ve all had experiences—whether on the playground, over text, or in a parent-teacher conference—where we know we could have communicated more clearly and effectively. This assignment asks you to use what you’ve learned in the course about interpersonal interaction, collaborating in small groups, and responding in the workplace to complete a common goal and reflect on the collaborative approaches used. Worried about where to start? The good news is that you’ve already established a foundation with these skills by reading Chapters 2, 5, and 20 in The Art of Public Speaking. You will use what you learned in those chapters to help you complete this assignment.
Your goal for this assignment is to: Complete a common goal with a team and reflect on the collaborative strategies and approaches used.
What you need to complete this assignment: To complete this assignment, you will need the following resources:
Assignment Overview Video.
Reflection on Collaborative Strategies in Meeting a Common Goal Template .
Steps to complete: In Week 6, complete and submit your assignment in BlackBoard using the following steps:
STEP 1: Document your progress and outcome of the common goal your team worked together on. This can be in the form of a picture, document, or other evidence of meeting the goal you set.
STEP 2: Download the Reflection on Collaborative Strategies in Meeting a Common Goal Template and complete all sections.
STEP 3: Upload the completed document to the Assignment 3 link in Week 6 of Blackboard.
PLEASE REFER TO GROUP PLAN, TRANSCRIPT FROM VIDEO AND TEMPLATE.
TRANSCRIPT FROM HOW TO COMPLETE ASSIGNMENT VIDEO
Professor Brazil here and in this two minute video and going to cover how to complete assignment three. The breakdown. Remember, assignment three is your reflection from assignment two – your group project. You’re going to document your progress in the outcome of the common team goal with a picture or some kind of documented evidence that you worked on this project with your group. Two, you’re going to download and complete the template. So this reflection on collaborative strategies in meeting a common goal template is what you will complete and submit along with your documented evidence. Filling out the reflection template. One, you’re going to provide that evidence, as I mentioned before, of your goal completion or collaboration, you can either include copy and paste this onto the template, or you can submit it separately as well. Two, you’re going to describe the team process. Who are the people in your group? What were their roles and responsibilities and how were these established? Three, you’re going to want to identify those effective collaborative tools or potential tools that could have helped. And then also explain how they supported or could further support your work towards achieving that common goal. And make sure that you provide specific examples. Some examples of effective collaborative tools are Zoom, Google Docs, Microsoft Teams, etc. There’s a lot of different tools out there. Four, describe two to three effective collaborative approaches and how they were used by the group to accomplish the team’s goal. Include concrete example. So one example here could be time management strategies that you used to stay on task. Five, describe challenges and opportunities for improvement in collaborative teamwork and again, include those specific examples. So what challenges did you face? What opportunities are there for improvement? If you need any help on this assignment, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Take care.