Kimberley-Anne McLeish B00369297 Tuesday 21/1/2020
Communication in Other Environments – Louise
Group and Leadership
A group leader wasn’t chosen, and the question wasn’t asked if anyone wanted to be a group leader. We all had an input as to where we wanted to build our den and what materials we wanted to use. I feel that everyone felt included and had an equal say.
The group were very clear in explaining what they wanted to do and where. The explaining was really happening whilst building the den and demonstrating it. So, therefore, on reflection, we could have had more input in the planning stage, and it could have been explained at this point how the structure of the den was going to look.
The outdoors environment made you feel more relaxed and you didn’t feel as though there was pressure on you whilst doing the given task. At some points, you had to change the tone and pitch of your voice for people to hear and pay attention to you. The reason for this was because everyone was further apart as opposed to sitting next to one another in a classroom. The only challenges I felt was because no one was close and everyone was off in different directions getting materials, so therefore, if you wanted to communicate something you weren’t always doing it to the whole group. The environment didn’t really have a huge impact with regards to communication and listening because we had chosen an area which was quite secluded away from lots of people, and there wasn’t any noise from busy roads either.
Our negotiation tactics were successful because we were explaining the benefits of what we were trying to swap with and giving different ideas for uses of our materials. The challenges were that people became attached to their own materials and really didn’t want to part with them.