This is the third team project of my school career and I have decided to learn from my mistakes. In my previous teams I did not have a clear understanding of my team members; their strengths, weaknesses and what they need to work on. Knowing these things is vital to get the most out of the project. Assigning roles to each member boosts efficiency and having clear tasks assigned to each member ensures a good final result. If the goal of each person is unclear during the process of the project the outcome will be unclear as well.
So the team took some personality tests to help us figure out our roles. buycbdproducts though it was a little time consuming and not always accurate I still think it was an important step to take before we started with the project.
I took both the Belbin test and the Enneagram test. According to the Belbin test I am 19% Executive, 17% Expert and 14% Analyst. Even though the Belbin test only gives two options each time to choose from I think this outcome is very accurate.
- Organized and disciplined, eager to get the job done.
- Turns ideas into concrete actions and practical plans.
- Has a strong focus and the skills required for a specific task.
- Prefers to work alone and team members have great deal of trust in him/her.
- Has tendency to be reserved and critical.
- Reacts to ideas and plans in a rational and sensible way.
- Favors careful approach to matters and evaluates their accuracy before acting.
My results from the Enneagram test is 1w9. According to that I am the Reformer with a Peacemaker wing. The Reformer is the team member who helps design and organize high quality deliverables. They are responsible and hardworking but they can also inflexible or overly detailed and controlling. My development tips are to learn to value a variety of work styles and opinions, especially ones that are different from or more fluid than my own. My Peacemaker wing means that I help create harmonious, process-oriented teams and facilitate team dialogue and consensus. My pitfall is that I merge with the team so extensively that I don’t assert myself and overwork myself on behalf of the team. My development tips are to express my thoughts and feelings more quickly, approach conflict with greater ease, and remember that I am not responsible for reconciling disagreements.
Based on these results I took on the role of project manager and technical researcher. I keep an overview of the project, make sure that our work environment is organized and that everyone has a clear task. Based on this I have learnt that I am also not the creative concept thinker type. I should rather get the innovative ideas from my other team members and then using my expertise, logical thinking and organization skills we can help each other to realize the concept and make it a reality.