1-Career and Unit Expectations
Business courses aim to prepare students to face challenges of the contemporary society. The course in integrative business challenge is a dynamic course that provides a vast insight into various business challenges faced by businesses across the globe (Vives, 2011). Since my early years into professional education, I dreamt of becoming a business personality who can make contribution into businesses and lets them face challenging situations. I aim to learn various disciplines and course material taught during the time duration and applies them in business field.
The course will provide me opportunities to learn and integrate various expectations form the business society especially in financial world. I aim to become a professional who can handle business challenges in financial domain in regards to client and supplier handling (Roelens, 2013). Through this course I will gain more insights into the intricacies of business and working of the various functions in the financial world. The course content for this particular course is immensely large and provides tremendous inputs for learning thus, there is a high transfer of learning from this course. The professors guides the student immensely in this course and gives individual attention to students which helps students gain motivation and cope with course pressure.
Working for an organization requires formation of team and working within such teams. Formation of team needs to be done by adhering to criteria that ensures proper mixing of teams. In each team I obtained feedback whether an integrative business challenge student was required in their teams.
I formed my team according to a quiz criteria which helped categorized students as doers, thinkers, careers, leaders or achievers. I resorted to self-help books and help of my University professor to form such quiz sessions (Scherer, 2009). The questions in the teams helped me identify my role as being a doer or leader in a particular team.
In the evaluation criteria I recognized the roles in different teams according to random selection. This helped dynamic team formation and selection criteria for teams, catering to diverse range of people (Zott, 2009).
The team members has to be made aware regarding Tuckman’s model which can provide insights into team development. This model provides useful steps in formation of team and following procedures for the same. This procedures lets avoid conflicts or chaos which is a general behavior amongst team members. In WebCT the team strategy and other aspects will be discussed and cleared.
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Scherer, A.G., Palazzo, G. and Matten, D., 2009. Introduction to the special issue: Globalization as a challenge for business responsibilities. Business Ethics Quarterly, 19(03), pp.327-347.
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Zott, C. and Amit, R., 2009. The Network Challenge (Chapter 15): The Business Model as the Engine of Network-Based Strategies. Pearson Education.