Since the formation of group 4 (High on Health), we have established that we would meet every Tuesday at 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the library. There was a mutual agreement that I (Carolyn) would book the rooms and email the confirmation Monday or Tuesday nights for a room in Martin Luther Kind Jr Library. On the very first day, we got together in class, and exchanged email addresses and numbers. We wanted to be able to communicate outside the classroom not just in the classroom. On our first meeting, we introduced ourselves and from there, we learn a bit about each other’s cultures. We all come from very different backgrounds, we talked about our culture, and how far along we are in our degrees. We also took the time to get to know each other each during each meeting.
Besides forming, we also focused on storming. As a group we never had conflict because we had very easy going personalities, we wanted to get things done effectively, therefore if there was a conflict we would normally use majority rules. During the first few meeting, we took the time to discuss how we would normally understand, and solve conflicts. Most of our thoughts had similarities, however, we took the time to talk it through and have everyone understand and on the same page. As a group, we knew that we were individuals, and we all have different mindsets as we are in different places in our lives. However, as a group we manage conflict really well.
After forming and storming, we moved our attention to norming. We focused on creating a general guide and rules that we must each follow. We did this, so there would be no conflict and if there were there would be a solution. We wanted to have a simpler group, and one that doesn’t involve arguments and grudges, for when someone holds grudges; it is hard to work together. As a guide, we have two an objective with a mission statement, and a handout with rules on good teamwork skills. We all adhered and understood because we wrote the rules together, so if anyone disagreed we would have spoken about it before hand. We all agreed and signed off on the document.
Finally, performing is the last topic in Tuckman’s group formation; we are currently working on collaborating our ideas into a presentation for our final group project. As for now, we are very cooperative in working together to make it a very interesting and fun topic of choice because we feel that there needs to be more studies out there. We split up the roles, and decided it would be best if we include and spoke about parts of the research we did because some of us are more knowledgeable in certain areas, as it is part of what we study. While for others, it’s a topic of choice because it is trending.
As a group, we are working really well in getting together and putting our ideas out onto the presentation because it is a topic we enjoy and a topic that is not spoken about, but is very popular in our generation. Therefore, we have established certain...