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Insight Of Collaboration

We’ve been working together already for a few weeks so by now we’ve managed to find out what is going well in our team and what should be improved. As I see it, a small fail of our group in the start of this project was uncertainty and lack of determination.

This Monday’s meeting was a way better because we have finally found a right approach to our goal and started to communicate with each other more effectively. Now I can say that our team is collaboration and that’s what is working well. For instance, we have decided on each member’s role in the group (patience was a great value) and now we cooperate a lot using our online meeting points. I’ve found it pretty useful to read some chapters from “Project Management. A practical approach” to understand how to use your team-working skills so that the project can evolve and develop (would like to thank Patryk, our idea developer, for reminding me about this course book).

 We’ll have to keep working on finding solutions for our NGO, organizing our information and advice, create a presentation and video. But another important target - teamwork excellence. That’s challenging.

It’s the fact that productivity of any group working on the joint project depends upon an aspect as size of the team. We are 8 and we faced with a problem of thoroughness of our work until we began to share the tasks out. This way we divided our group into 2 to work on Spider diagram and Research at the same time. That is also what we made for “Me, We, Network” and Crowdsourcing task. To sum up, I can say that working in a group of 4 people is more certain and brings more accomplishments.

We are from different countries and it means that every one has different cultural background. However, it doesn’t prevent us from matching each other at all. We can explain it by the impact of globalization process which unites the whole world.

Our task is getting more and more clear and this is what we need to catch up with what we missed and reach our objectives.

In the coming weeks I will try to be more decisive. This includes bringing out more convenient ideas and offers. I’d like to be a more helpful and desired team member and this is what i will work on. I think I can reach it by becoming more ambitious and following the advice that Nancy’s made during the hangout:

- have a plan
- surface assumptions
- check in frequently
- have a visual way to track tasks
- don’t work when hungry
- watch out for English language misinterpretation


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Many organizations can benefit in numerous ways by using today’s modern technology. People’s needs are increasing constantly, therefore the Internet facilities are expanding as well. The network actually has become the mean to create a big value by integrating the knowledge and offers of others or competences into better ideas and solutions for the target groups of people.

My own purposes

Personally I use a lot of different online resources with the various aims. At the same time I’m trying hard not to get too addicted to them. Sometimes I just need to search up the information I need for studying. That way I’m used to being operative and purposeful. However, most of the time I use the online tools for entertainment and communication.


I find all the virtual groups and societies very addictive. Even though many of them seem to be interesting and useful to participate in, I always try to avoid joining. But if I ever find any intersection with another person in wider network, I try not to lose the opportunity to share my thoughts with him or her and keep in touch.

Value of communication in wider networks

I suppose that it is in times more valuable to get together with people from the broader group as it is easier to find someone with the specific (just right the one that you can treat well) set of knowledge and attitudes. It is also more comfortable because you don’t need to depend upon your defined group - you can act the way you want.

My preferences

In my opinion, nowadays we have such a big variety of online tools and communities that there’s always something for everyone. Nevertheless, I continue making use of familiar and best known tools and don’t concern it conservatively. I am the regular user of Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, YouTube etc. Among those mentioned, I’d never give up using Facebook. This social network is the handiest system you can ever find which contains literally everything you might need to escape from boredom, keep in touch with all the people you want talk to, be aware of what’s going on in their lives and in the whole world. 

To sum up, it seems to me that the main tip for being a clever user is not to get addicted to the groups you might not really need AND to use more opened communities in order to feel at ease.

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First Assignment


I’ve never been writing anything to blogs so this is my first time. 

We started out Project Communities classes this week so I’ve already have few things to say about it.

As I see it, the main purpose of this course is to let the students work as a team, learn how to create a project plan and come up with solutions. I think that these are really important skills for any kind of job and sphere. If we know how to work in team, we know how to get better results.

For open innovator it is compulsory to be able to make good plans in order to follow them during the creating something new. So I’m sure that after these weeks we’ll find the right way to communicate with each other and think in steps forward.

I really like our team. It is unique because each of us has his own view about the project we are working on.

I hope to help the team with looking for convenient solutions.

Thank you,


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