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3 Dyadic Interview and Appellations of Concepts
The First Interviewee, DJ
In the interviews I conducted, I focused on issues of leadership, teamwork and communication and the people I interviewed had the initials DJ, ES, JO as a way of spreading the IPC concepts. After gathering all the information from the interviewees, I realized that personal traits greatly differ and cannot be matched by someone’s first impression. I asked DJ about her perception on teamwork and how to approach problem in teamwork. These were going to give me the person’s feelings and reaction to the situation. The first person I interviewed was cool and collected individual. DJ told me how good she is and the fact that DJ is very impatient with arrogant and people who do not respect others.DJ’sself-assessmentportrayed what I really know her to be. DJ proved very wise and was open for the interview. I asked her about her perception when it comes to teamwork and her problem solving abilities in a group. She was open and listened to my questions attentively before responding.
DJ admitted thatavailability of a range of diverse minds that continually challenge one another result into detailed andthoughtful choices that help in making irrefutable decisions that are essential in the competitive world.DJ clearly explained her view on the impact of conflicts in the organization.
DJ said that she is gifted in making distinction between personal differences and opinion peculiarityand maintaining the spirit of working as a team.According to her fun, openness and productivity with no or less politicking and posturing is the only way of working hard in a team.
DJ said that when a problem arises between her and others, she democratically handles them with a clear distinction between substantive and personal issues. She would prepare herself with information that is more detailed and multiple alternativesto enhance the quality of their debate.Availability of moredata, which are objective based, compel her tofocus on issues rather than personal matters or useless arguments rooted in ignorance.DJ believes that reliance on facts reduces involvement on personal issues thus reducing interpersonal conflicts.In addition,said that she loveshumor and a shared common goal in debates while maintaining a balanced power structure.
DJ further said that she is normally deeply involved in creating different options thatplummet disagreement amongst decision-making participants which in turn promotes teamwork.Individual commitment in decision-making is achieved when joint effort is put in creating a number of alternatives. By creating common goals in the teamwork, she believes that she can outlineher strategic options as collaborative rather than competitive. Common goaldoes not imply uniform thinking but rather require everyoneto have a clear vision towards a particular goal. Lack of common goal make some members of the team think that they are in competition thus framing decisions as reactions to threat.
The interviewee said that using humor in decision making releases tension among the team and uphold collaborative spirit by making things funny.The excitement while in decision making process reduces stress and brutal competition.Interpersonal conflicts are greatly reduced by using humor as a tool to avoid hostile and stressful environment. Humor acts as a defensive mechanism by decreasing the team temperatures and blunting the threatening edge of negative information.DJ argued that humor has very positive effect on her moodand may allow communication of difficult information in a more tactful manner and less threatening way. Furthermore, humor may make people more optimistic and forgiving thus reducing defensive barriers thus enhancing effective decision-making process. Interestingly, she did not even use any sense of humor during the interview.
The Second Interviewee, ES
I asked ES’s attitude towards teamwork and whether he likes socializing. I further asked him how he would solve any challenge that arises in a group or a team. ES was an interviewee who admitted having challenges in time management and does not like interacting or socializing with many people in a team. ES said that he is hot tempered and very much impatient and therefore interacting with individuals may make him expose his anger very fast. Convincing ES to accept teamwork or to do something is very hard because he is stubborn. He however said that he is very flexible person who pays attention to objectives of a task to be accomplished. Interestingly, ES is always jovial in class and he can always make some jokes here and there. It is very hard to see him frowning or even showing anger. I was .............
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