Last week we had some struggles organising efficient work within our group – figuring out each others roles and responsibilities and what input each of us may bring into our group in general. My team wasn’t really satisfied of my work, but starting from this week I took the whole managing system of our group in my hands. This week we were successful at resolving those issues, and as a team leader, I see that our work has become a lot better.
Last week we all did our own part and that was it, we did what the course guide told us but none of us didn’t really know what the others were doing. We talked about that at Monday and we solved a lot of issues in our group. This made us more open and now everyone can share their ideas and opinions. We work together and we know what everyone expects from each other. We can share our work when we’re overloaded and we are open for extra work. Now our team works with quite straight and understandable system with blog, social media and certain meetings.
TEAM Sweet Spot
After productive Personal Branding class we compared our own Sweet spot diagrams and we wrote down all the things that we share like common gifts, passions and purposes. So using passion of crafting and being active, gifts of communicating, organising structure and patience and purposes against humiliation and exploitation of people and against nature distraction we build our own Team Sweet Spot.The idea of it in creating a better life for disadvantaged people through innovative ideas, leadership and training.
Also we had a very useful chat with Stahily representer here in the Hague Michelle Oliel. She explained which kinds of volunteers they need here in Europe and which one they need in Kenya, how does financial part of organisation works and where the possible sources of fundraising. She also told us that They need help in web designers, people who maintain website and people for spreading information through the papers or social networks.
So the impression after this week is really good. We finally start to loose our ‘confusiasm’ and clearly understand what we have to do. Also close team work and lots of new skills!
Thanks for this week, waiting for new tasks in week 4!
Have a productive next week!
As a 17 year old and just graduated high school kid, I knew I would be one of the youngest students at the first day of school. After searching for the gym for a while in a big new school I finally arrived at a crowded place, I saw new faces, many faces, international faces. We received a card that said we had to meet as many people as possible in 15 minutes. That’s what brought me in contact with the others. I heard so many great travelling stories and stories about what people already achieved in their lives. Some of the stories really inspired me and made me realize how different but also how connected we all are. There were so many cultures and backgrounds but we were all in the same place, with one main purpose, studying Industrial Design Engineering. And as I expected, there was just one other girl of 17 in that big hall, most of the other students were travellers, they did a gap year, maybe two, some even three years. At least I wasn’t the only one new in the student life. During the first few days we got assignments that showed us what the course expected from us and what we could expect from them. And I expect some great stuff now!
I met some Dutch girls the first day and during the week and the barbeque I got in touch with so many other great people! The sunset after the barbeque in Scheveningen was really pretty on a windy (dutch whether) day. And after the first week I was sure: these 3 years will be an extraordinary experience for me.
I am Anton from Ukraine and just started first year in The Hague Uni of applied sciences on industrial design and engineering. I am the guy who likes mixing totally different things, creating my own stuff, cooking and tasting new things; great fan of nice soul and loud base music, beautiful nature and minimalism (simple but multifunctional) in everything!
I am from Kiev and I spent last year in the Great Britain, Cornwall. I used to spent lots of time in the workshops messing around with laser-cutter, engravers and different tools for metal processing, wood curving etc. I adore drawing different shapes and creating my own ones. I also like to spent time doing practical mathematics and physics tasks. So I decided to continue engineering road of whole my family and to push my own creative design line.
By the way I also had experience in volunteering and working with people as a member of Ukrainian scout organisation.
As a personality I am quite straight in saying what I want to and I definitely like to reach my goal even if it is usually quite messed up.
I am kind of easy-going person so if you need good ideas and efficient work feel comfortable to contact me!