Group assignments, why why why?
I am a postgraduate student and I honestly believed at postgraduate level, working in groups would be as easy as pie because everyone is now a mature student and they understand the importance of obtaining this qualification, right? Well, I was wrong! It still comes with a lot of headaches. Accommodating people's bloated egos and your own too, LOL, is not a walk in the park. Be that as it may, I have learnt to appreciate the beauty that comes with it. It is an opportunity to network and build new professional relationships. Most of my classmates are industry professionals and there is so much we can learn from each other. After all we are going to be in this marriage for the rest of the year so we might as well make it work.
It also makes me realise more and more that being a team player is what it is all about. The way we have to work together towards a common goal is the same principle we need to apply in the corporate world. Surely some will try take advantage and make you do all the work but one must find a way of reminding others that slavery is a thing of the past.
Once again, I am reminded that if we want to achieve anything, we have to master how to relate to people from all walks of life. People are from different cultural and racial backgrounds. Of cause every now and then I feel like snapping, but each day I am learning to be more diplomatic in my approach. It's not what you say...it's how you say it!