This reflection will be especially interesting in a small group. Members of a group can share their stories, and challenge one another, and—in fact—practice the skills in this unit. If you are working solo, you can have a conversation, later, with a partner or friend. The ideas in this unit can be applied to all relationships in your life.
Think about the most effective team you have been part of and a not-so-effective team you have also been part of. Really—they can be any sorts of teams: at school, at work, at church.
Think about how these two teams worked:
- What do you think made the more effective team effective, and what made the less effective team less effective?
- How did people in the teams talk with one another? How did interactions differ between the two teams?
- How did the principles outlined in this unit play out (for better and for worse) on each of the two teams?