While working on various projects, we demonstrated several signs of a strong team.
with projects like these, where the ultimate goal is to help the less
fortunate, a team that is constantly bickering over what to do and how
to do it won't accomplish much. Therefore I am grateful and impressed
that our team works so well together.
I have noticed that we
communicate well and discuss ideas in order to find the best route to
accomplish a task. On the work site, we maintain good humor and positive
For example, on the first day, a group of ladies
would rotate hammering the concrete, so that the work and rest would be
fairly divided. While one person worked, the others would encourage her.
Today I was very impressed with our work chain when we were
moving the cinder blocks. By doing so, we made the work more efficient
and easier. While we were passing the blocks, I couldn't help but smile
because not only were we working as a team, but we were also making it
fun. Someone started singing Working on the Railroad and others joined
in. That made many people laugh and enjoy the work more.
It also helps that everyone is good-hearted and humorous in our group. Dinner conversation is a blast.
good leader can be very influential with groups. Our leader, my uncle
Nick, shows the characteristics of a good, strong and intelligent
leader. He keeps the group happy and everyone feeling like they're
important and included. (Sure, I may be biased because he is family, but
I'm sure others would agree.) He is very skilled at getting us to work
as a team and have a good attitude doing so.
Leaders can change everything about a group and I'm glad my uncle is our leader.
is key when working in a large group such as this one. I know that we
will accomplish a lot with the people, the attitudes and the teamwork
that we have.
With the right people, work doesn't feel like work.
Guatemala: August 2015