15 Mar 2005 nymia   » (Master)

Petty Comparative

It looks like I've got one observation to write down, after reading through events that transpired. I'm writing about a comparative of team dynamics within Gnome and Sports teams like the ones I belong to. One of the glaring point I noticed was the way how the dynamics unveiled. It seems to me that in the Gnome case, conflicts end miserably as compared to team dynamics I belonged. The absence of a quick recovery from a down cycle to an up cycle was missing.

To analyse further, the cause for this absence may be due to the medium of communication that were used. Email for instance can greatly misrepresent a person. Moreover, web forums and published articles also has the potential to mislead readers of the actual intention. These are just two of the items of a probable cause.

On the other hand, in the case of a sports team. Individuals in a team tend to support one another no matter what petty quarrels arise. During a play in which one player misses an important step or move can cause other players to make an unfavorable comment. But other players are there to call the play and say "forget it, let's move on to the next play." Things like these where mistakes of a player are forced to the dustbin in a matter of seconds had a good effect on the overall team spirit.

To conclude the comparative. It looks like one should be careful in dealing with people when using Email and Forums as they don't necessarily convey the entire story. Another point to consider is the personal background of the person. If said person has no team experience, chances are high that this person does not know how to recover quickly from down to up cycle. Also note the correlation between the first and second concluding statement is zero.

Ahh, the coffee and donut tasted very good.

[1] peasantries., You owe me bigtime, buddy. . LiveJournal, 2005
[2] Eugenia., Editorial: OSS Software, Deaf Developers & Unsatisfied Users , OS News, 2005
[3] Thom H., The Riddle Of The Sphinx , Expert Zone, 2005

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