- Was there a leader in your group? Who was it and who decided who the leader would be?
We didn’t exactly have a leader. In the beginning, everyone threw out some ideas, we combined pieces of each and began work on the structure. Audrey was a sort of morale leader in keeping everyone encouraged and maintaining verbal communication within the group.
- If you had no leader, do you think having designated someone a leader would have helped?
I believe, based on the time we were given, the most naturally occurring way was the best. If a leader revealed themselves early then that would’ve been great, but there wasn’t time to decide who it would be otherwise.
- How helpful was everyone on your team in the process of building the tallest structure? Did anyone appear to be an expert?
Everyone in our group had at least some input in the final product. No one was an expert but some people were quick with ideas and others were better at the execution.
- Did any team members tune out the activity–out of frustration with other members or for some other reason? What could you have done to keep all members of the group fully engaged?
No one tuned out. As I said, Audrey helped keep us talking which can alleviate frustrations.
- Did you feel everyone’s ideas were well received during the activity?
I did. Given the lack of time to explain or defend our ideas, we got our points together and made a decent project.
- How did you feel as the time limit was approaching? Did pressure increase? If yes, was that helpful or not?
We were done 4 minutes early. The group who “won” was working after the time limit. I mean, I’m not bitter.
- In retrospect, what could you have done differently throughout this process?
We could’ve used the last of the time to build strictly visual, non-load bearing structures higher on top of the project.