"During this process I learned to negotiate and manage. At the start Chantell’s goals were very ambitious which was great as it meant we had so many paths to choose and her enthusiasm was infectious. However, we had to go over what was more important and most wanted and determine what was possible for us to do within the time frame available to us. This was quite nerve wracking to start with as it is difficult to say no to someone. However, I decided a more positive approach was needed. Therefore, when discussing in the first meeting I would comment on what we would be able to do and after we would see if there was time available to get the other things done. Through this I have discovered negotiating is about compromise and doesn't necessarily have to be a negative experience or reduce initiative.
“I have discovered negotiating is about compromise and doesn't necessarily have to be a negative experience or reduce initiative.”
"Over a long project there's always slumps due to motivation dips. After Christmas, especially because of other work I had, I neglected work I had to do for this. However, once most of the essays were handed in I successfully got back on track by trying out Canva and seeing what designs I could create and what tools were available on the programme. Although this was quite stressful to do which means next time I am more aware that over the holidays I am less likely to do work which means I need to account for that next time I’m doing a long term project. This means that I would balance my work more so that I'm doing a little more every week rather than have it all strained in the last few weeks.
"At the start of the project I volunteered to lead our marketing team. I gave the team deadlines to find out information that would enable us to help Unity Streets. We decided that there were three main areas that were important to focus on to help out Unity Streets. I delegated among the team these areas which were: Facebook, Twitter and promotional material. The only issue is that with this delegation is that I didn’t have a leadership role as much anymore as we all got on with our individual tasks. Therefore, we were working as equals and talking to each other when necessary to work out issues or to confirm information."