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A year in Australia

Time is continuous. It never stops even if we feel like that everything is as usual.

Let me Congratulate first…… My first year in Australia

It’s been a year in Australia and I feel like how fast the time passed away here in Australia. It feels like I was here a day before but the reality is it’s a year ago.

Wow, isn’t it amazing?

As time passed away, we keep on changing and so as the life changes. At this moment, I believe that I have really improved my life one step further in the sense like communication, public speaking, critical thinking, team work, networking, academic, leadership, time management, self awareness and so on. It’s not a one day change or effect. It’s continuous process and I have really worked hard to improve my interpersonal skills by involving in the Uni Activities.

Life is a journey – a journey where we keep on learning and improving ourselves better than before. Travelling to Australia and studying here has really given me a new vision in my life. As the culture between Australia and my country Nepal is completely different and it’s how we learn intercultural skills.

From Friends to Mate,

From How are you to Ha wa ya?

From all right to No worries

It’s how we get connected with Australian culture.

Well, it is really one of the productive year of my life. Hope this year will be more productive.

Why Team Dysfunction?

Have you ever experienced a failure in your Team Work?

Well, many of us probably say Yes.

But the point here is have you ever tried to find out the particular cause of the failure?

The first thing many people usually do is to blame other members to be in the safe side.

But do you thing this is the right approach?

Needless to say, it might be difficult to build a cohesive team but it is not complicated.

Our Executive coach Phil Crenigan presented the Five Dysfunctions model by Patrick Lencioni in ” Executive Coach in Residence ” program organized by the CQUniversity. The purpose of this program is to provide postgraduate students with insights and strategies on developing a clear career plan and to prepare them for their entry into employment and the next chapter of their career. I was one of them and here, I would like to share my experiences with his strategies tool and how it can be beneficial to every one of us to build a high performing team.

Why the Team Dysfunction?

According to the Patrick Lencioni, the five major factors that any team could dysfunctions are due to

  1. Absence of Trust
  2. Fear of Conflict
  3. Lack of Commitment
  4. Avoidance of Accountability
  5. Inattention to Results
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Fig: Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Absence of Trust

When team members are not genuinely open with each other about their mistakes and weaknesses, there is absence of Trust.

Fear of Conflict

Due to the absence of trust, team members hardly engage in brain storming and passionate debate of ideas. Rather, they are limited to veiled discussion and guarded comments.

Lack of commitment

When there is a conflict, then team members rarely commit to their decision.

Avoidance of accountability

Without commitment, even a clear plan of action could not work.

Inattention to results

When team members put their individual needs above than the team goal, then inattention to results occurs.

But remember that these five are not isolated one but in fact interrelated to each other. Presence of any one of them can lead to the dysfunction of team.

Sydney Train life

One thing I hate most about Sydney Train is ” Why the heck it is so expensive?”

I hardly find it worth because most of the time, it was always delayed. And sometime it even cancelled the moving train on its way. Last Sunday, I was on my way to work and suddenly the Train officer noticed us that the train no more will travel further and we had to change our train from the next station. I was delayed by fifteen minutes on work.

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Expected a repair but Got a Brand new Huawei MATE 9

I have been using Huawei Mate 9 on plan with Vodafone since four month. Last month, my Mate 9 headset port stopped working and I was no longer able to use my headphone. Last week, finally I sent my phone back to Huawei Repair Center through Vodafone service centre since it was under warranty and they informed me that I will get it back after fifteen days. Well, that was too long. I have to check the Sydney train schedule on daily basis. If you even left your mobile in room, then it’s very very difficult to travel here in Sydney. Specially for the new international student, its too complicated.

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In the past few days….

It was Saturday and I was happy because it was the payday. Usually, I used to get paid on Saturday.

 

My supervisor called me, did some calculation, handed AUD 500 and informed that they no more needed me. I was shocked. I lost my job even I worked honestly. According to them, they had more number of workers but in reality, they wanted to keep the employee of their own. Continue reading