In the first unit of my MSc in Multimedia and e-learning we were asked to create a blog and then complete a series of tasks. I started well but didn’t finish all the tasks, and I think I’ve found the reason. According to a Belbin Team roles questionnaire I recently completed, my main characteristics are:
“Resource Investigators are innovative and curious”
I really enjoyed setting this blog up and spent a lot of time looking through various themes and trying out all the widgets and options before I was happy with it.
“Implementers are the people who get things done”
and I will spend hours working through problems until I find a workable solution.
So, that’s all good stuff. One problem though – a very important piece is missing…….
“Completer-Finishers are the people who see that projects are completed thoroughly”
Once I’d set up the blog, found out how everything worked, and put in a few posts my interest rapidly waned. This is quite interesting as I realise now that this has been a process in various stages of my life, with projects swiftly abandoned, once I’ve mastered the initial problem.
A classic example: I used to be big into walking – climbed all the English & Welsh mountains; several Munroes and some in Africa, NZ and Europe . I invested a lot of time and effort in achieving the Mountain Leadership Award. But since I got that I have’t been up another mountain..
Maybe I’ll investigate ……