Self Report

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Self Report

Self Report


My name is Rodolphesubananth and I am studying BA (business management) from Surrey University. I am also working in Surgery as an admin and my aims are to finish my studies in the British University and get a job in my chosen field. Values, beliefs, and attitudes are a triad that influence choice and behavior. Values are prescriptive beliefs that a certain mode of conduct or way of being is preferable to others. They serve as guides in daily activities. Values are positive and idealistic in character and have similar properties to goals.


In this paper, I would like to write about my values and how I used them in group studies.

1. Respect for Others

In my group studies, I have always respected my friends when they raise a question. I never make any sarcastic remark if their question is not logical. I never attempt to change the attitudes of an individual because it has limited success if they are not congruent with the more enduring underlying values that support the attitudes and behavior. (Smith 2001, 25-30)

2. Team Work

While in my team, I learnt teamwork involves people working together to accomplish more than they could alone. Value conflicts can be seen as potentially existing between the individual and the group or institution within which the individual must function, with the resolution being unpredictable. Most definitions of a team and the concept of teamwork that arises from it suggest that, when people work together effectively, they produce a quantity and quality of work that is higher than each would produce individually. A wide-ranging theoretical debate exists about what constitutes not only teamwork but also a team. For example, I came to know in my team that the terms 'team' and 'teamwork' represent aspirations towards cooperation, collaboration and co-ordination that might or might not exist in practice, depending on the stage of the staff group and its development. So a newly formed work group might feel less like a team than one whose members have been working together for several years. (Harry 2011, 98)

According to me, successful team behaviour suggests that their effectiveness is in part dependent upon the balance of specific team roles - governed more by personal attributes and preferences than by skills, knowledge and job task - and team members' ability to transfer between them. I now understand the roles as follows:

Shapers: high achievers, demonstrating drive and creativity but can be abrasive and prone to fall out with people.

Co-ordinators: good team managers able to bring out the best in people but less likely to be creative themselves.

Plants: contribute original and creative thinking to a team but can be poor at following their ideas through and careless with detail.

Monitor evaluators: bring an objective approach to decision-making but can be critical and ready to find fault in the behaviour of others.

Implementers: practical, organized, responsible and hard working but can be somewhat inflexible and thrown by sudden ...
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