- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2010
I am working on my MBA right now, and a class I am currently in is “Team Building and Group Process.” I opened my book last night and read the first chapter and immediately thought of WB, and here is why:
1. teams exist to achieve a shared goal – we are all here to get help and help others about wedding and life, correct?
2. team members are interdependent regarding some common goal, meaning members cannot achieve their goals single-handedly, but instead, must rely on each other to meet shared objectives – we start threads asking for help or for opinions and respond to others if we have something that will help them
3. teams are bounded and reamin relatively stable over time – pretty sure WB has been here for a while and will continue to be here as long as there are bees to get married!
4. team members have the authority to manage their own work and internal processes – we ask for opinions and we offer opinions to others, but essentially we are the ones to make sure our stuff gets done
5. teams operate in a larger social system context – well, WB has a LOT of members who each are a unique resource for information
I apologize if you find this boring, but after a few threads I’ve read lately I found this enlightening, encouraging, and true.