“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.” -George S. Patton
Team Anime’s first intercultural team project was our first challenge; however, I believe we easily overcame the obstacles and presented a lovely globalization timeline. I take away from this project the importance of time management, asking intuitive questions, and accepting new roles. Again, all groups face the issue of interactions because we are in different time zones and have different schedules. This is completely understandable. It was challenging though, when teammates were not responding to our WhatsApp chat in a timely manner. For example, I had access to a video app, so I was taking on the role of designing the visual presentation of our timeline. We all agreed to send our voice memos and pictures by that Sunday; however, individuals didn’t communicate well and I didn’t receive many of them until Monday. Again, I’m very understanding and quick to putting myself in other’ shoes, but it is a bit frustrating when you don’t receive any reply. The issue was addressed and everyone understood that we should at least “favorite” the message so people saw it, and to check the WhatsApp more frequent.
Another challenge with miscommunication was understanding the assignment fully. When orginally creating the timeline we were confused on how to select events: specifically as a global events or specific to just Groningen and Arlington? Each group member found 4-6 events each, which I was a great idea because we had diverse events and “I didn’t think of that moments” of globalization. Again, it gives a great new perspective and researching more about those events was fun too. I do believe that if we were to complete this assignment again, we should find a more organized way to write down the events. The google docs is convenient because everyone has access to it, but it was sloppy and when citing sources it wasn’t in order of events either. Communicating a better way will benefit us in future projects. All in all, I feel victorious with our first project together. Team Anime has lots of potential and I can’t wait for the Photo Essay:)