Collaboration - Reflections
In the course of this project, we decided to split the work to each of our according abilities. Since our project depends much on the collation and collection of information, we split up the responsibilities according who went where.
Jonathan, who had went to Hue City, Vietnam, collated and collected the required information during his trip to Vietnam. As for Lincoln, he went to Wuhan, China. Hence, he did the collation and collection of information for that country. As for Lucas, he did the collation and collection of information for his home country, Singapore.
As for the website design, most of it was done by Wei Zhong, who was the IT person for our group. Due to his extensive background on website design, he was able to set up the website.
With our respective capabilities and responsibilities, we set off on our work. For the three of us, Jonathan, Lincoln and Lucas, we started on our respective reports on Vietnam, China and Singapore. Calling on our respective talents of writing, we completed our reports, each of which was organized in the same way. We put as much of the information we had personally collected into our respective reports. The purpose of this was to allow maximum originality of our information. Hence, the absence of a need to cite the information we used.
Throughout the project, we definitely bonded much as a group. With the many hours spent together, through countless arguments which, on the contrary, did much to bond us together. As the weeks went on, our teamwork was seen to improve, as we started to understand each other more and more.
With the different commitments and responsibilities outside of this project, we did have many conflicts. One prominent problem was the lack of time. Being in our last year of Secondary School education, we definitely felt the lack of time. We all tried to solve problems through the soft approach, encouraging and persuading softly for the resolution of problems. Also, we tried to hold discussions and decide if any problems were to be resolved.