Saturday, March 14, 2020
106 Assignment 2 Essays - Social Psychology, Culture, Free Essays
106 Assignment 2 Essays - Social Psychology, Culture, Free Essays There was one of the Harvard University Library 20 Wall Statement Nonsenses Nobody can casually succeed, it comes from the thorough self-control and the will. It has been 10 weeks since I studied in Coventry University London Campus, and it has indeed been a fruitful journey for me. During this term, there have been four group projects that I have participated in, and with each project, I have cooperated and worked with different classmates. Since I have researched the Belbin team role which is identify people's behavioral strengths and weaknesses in the workplace. Dr. R. M. Belbin point out that A team is not a bunch of people with job titles, but a congregation of individuals, each of whom has a role which is understood by other members. Members of a team seek out certain roles and they perform most effectively in the ones that are most natural to them. (Belbin, 1981) I found that I have played different roles in each of the groups, as well as made different contributions to the group according to the needs and requirements of the individual groups. For example, during the 106 second project, our group decided to run a business in UK and sell it to India, and I was asked to research on the problems that our company might face when they entered the Indian market. In this example, I played the role of Resource Investigator (RI), which was I needed to help our company to find out the problems. Also, I played the role as a Complete Finisher (CF), a role which I can assist my group members in finding out their mistakes, and helping them to correct them after that. In another instance, during my participation in a group meeting, I played the role of a Shaper (SH), which was helping my group members to analyze problems. Hence, as far as I am concerned, I believe that for future group discussions or even when I enter the society to work, I have a set of skills that can help contribute to different needs and roles if they need me. One of the task that me and my group members were given as the second assignment, was to help a food company which called Billys Fish and Chips to solve the problems that they were facing as they failed to understand and research on the eating habits of the Indian people before entering the India food market, and our company got the complaints from customers. As we know, fish and chips were very popular in the United Kingdom, however it was not also as known as in Indian. In this case, we first need to analyze and differentiate between the eating habits of these people of two countries. Having knowledge of the Indians' eating culture is important as the Indians and UK people have very different cultures, considering the fact that in UK, there are 71.6% of Christians, 2.7% of Muslims ,1 % of Hindus, 23.1% of others, while in India, there are 81.3% Hindus, 12% Muslim, 2.3% Christian and 3.4% others. In addition, we found out that there is quite a number of Indians 31% who are vegetaria ns. In a further analysis, we also looked into the models and strategies that companies in India and UK use. We discovered some similarities; food companies in both countries tend to price food ingredients at a lower price compared to other goods. On the other hand, data showed that 5.54 billion out of 11 billion of UK people and most of Indians prefer eating out, and this reflects a big difference in their eating cultures. Upon further investigations, we also found out that there were more hidden problems that we needs to be resolved. We came up with a few suggestions that might help to resolve the problems. Through this case study that I learnt a lot about the different cultures that different countries can have, and found out that a deep and thorough knowledge of the specific markets are required by Indian food market. Throughout this 10 weeks of learning career, during my first essay which wrote together with my group members, we focused and tried to understand the different cultures of different countries.