Stretch Run

December 3rd, 2007 by under Uncategorized. 2 Comments.

With about two weeks to go, we are officially in the stretch run of the semester.  This means there’s a lot of stress over finishing projects and classes.  People and groups deal with this in different ways.  Some try to do everything themselves, others try to delegate as much as possible.  One thing to consider when you pick groups, you need to be able to trust the people you work with.  A lack of trust leads to disfunction, and then the team gets nothing done.  Another thing to think about is how can you make the group work more fun for the team.  Some of my groups have brought food to meetings, tried meeting in different locations, or even took breaks to play Nintendo Wii as a team.  Sometimes the group needs to bond a little to build that trust that is essential for being successful.

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2 Comments

ricky  on December 10th, 2007

Hi, I’m an admitted applicant for 08 and was reading through your blogs. Had a quick question about your following statement:

“The Smith school provides us with many technology options, whether through net meetings or just email chatter over our blackberries. ”

Can you elaborate further on this? They provide software for these net meetings? the school provides blackberries?

admin  on December 10th, 2007

Yes, they provide a blackberry to every full time student. They use Lotus Notes software for net meetings. This is also available to every student.