TEAM LEADER: In a timed scheduled of “green”, “yellow”, and “red” lights control the flow of traffic and interaction between motorists and pedestrians.
Members of team that make up predominance. Motorists utilize signals as direction; sign of whether it is safe to continue or contrastingly stop.
Pedestrians are newer, yet essential team members. In respect to crosswalks, pedestrians also follow light signals in order to know when to cross, when not to cross, and how much time they have to do so.
The controller was more predominant in the early stages of the team in that now most are mechanically controlled and on a set time schedule. Few still exist.
THE TEAM MODEL
The traffic system although hierarchical in physical structure, functions cyclically.
how the members interact
MAKE AN ANALOGY
How an unconventional team can relate to something as simple as baking.
WHY IT’S EFFICIENT
Although there are team “leaders” v. “members”, the group utilizes an open communication that allows any member to step in when problems arise. This leads to a more rapid problem solving process and moreover, better functioning team.
From interviews conducted with the human components of the system (i.e. pedestrians and motorists), most people believe that the traffic lights system works adequately. The traffic system team has created a sense of trust within its members as well as other independent users.
Most pedestrians disobey traffic light indications
Members take cues from traffic and cross when they think it’s safe
Lights can signal green to an empty street causing delays for other system participants
Some motorists do not respect the yellow signal
Motorist attempt to find loop holes in system thus benefiting their traffic experience
A lack of feedback triggers more problems
System malfunctions can be quite timely to solve thus creating opportunities for possible accidents and congestion
A presented difficulty in problem solving in result of many, various constituencies; all of who want their needs prioritized
This team model is very efficient despite its complexity. It achieves effectiveness through collaboration, willingness to adapt, and open communication.
effectively coordinates traffic
adapts to users and working environments; builds trust
solves problems in timely manner
Despite a proven difficulty in attending to all suggestions, the team is in need of additional fluidity in communication. The further acknowledgement of all external suggestions for improvement would be highly beneficial.
OUR TEAM DYNAMIC
Assessment: We first made sure to understand the assignment and then come up with an idea we were both interested in and agreed upon.
Communication: Just like the team we observed, we were very efficient in that we made sure to communicate with each other constantly. We set goals, planned ahead, and most importantly scheduled our allotted time given.
Execution: In executing our project, we were successful in splitting up work equally through playing upon each of our individual strengths. A cohesive execution was also possible in that we observed, discussed, and analyzed together and in person.