Our FTC team’s been having some trouble with managing the shift from virtual to in-person, and also with organization, and I was hoping I could get some advice.
First of all, our team is doing a hybrid format, so we have most of the team in-person (face shields and masks required, obviously), and some people are on a Zoom call, and I’ve noticed that the virtual people aren’t really able to engage in whatever discussion is happening in the room very well. Right now we just have Zoom opened up on a laptop, but it doesn’t do a great job of picking up multiple voices, and we can’t hear them very well either.
Second of all, I think I’m trying to be a leader and I shouldn’t. I’m half trying to lead and half not wanting to at the same time. I wanna lead the team but I don’t feel comfortable with calling myself a leader for some reason, which is partially because we don’t have an official captain, officers, etc. During outreach events, I’m almost always the main person talking, if I’m not the only person there. People come to me when they need advice or if they need something to get done. Do I need to step back a little bit? Am I reading too much into people’s actions?
Also, I don’t think we communicate very well. How do you all keep your team organized, in terms of team structure, meeting structure, etc? Right now, we have 2 1hr meetings each week right after school, and people pretty much just get straight into working on their subsystems. The problem with this is it’s often hard to tell what is happening since we don’t really have the time to talk about what we are planning on doing at the beginning of a meeting / what has been done + what needs to get done at the end of a meeting.
Lastly, how do I convince more people to work on marketing, notebook and outreach? I feel like I’m the only one doing it and it gets stressful at times, especially when I’m not at a meeting and no-one documents anything they’ve done.
Maybe I just want to win too much? Maybe I’m micromanaging and I shouldn’t be. I really don’t know.
My bad if I’m asking too many questions. I’m trying my best to include everyone and to make sure being on the team is enjoyable for everyone, but I don’t think I’m doing a great job at it.