The assignment is due tonight at midnight? Yeah, I'd be annoyed that no one else had done anything as well.
If they're at work all day, they might not be able to focus on homework until the evening.
Deadline driven, correct?
Most folks in these programs are juggling full time work, families, grocery shopping, taking the kids to and fro, trips to the pediatrician, caring for or assisting with elderly parents in addition to trying to cram five plus days of work into three this week with the holiday. Oh, and then there's their homework.
All read: BUSY.
Let me take a shot here and venture to say that you scored high in the “driver” personality – simplified from B-M for clarity’s sake – someone who takes things by the horns. My guess is that your “placed” group is really a mix of all the personality profiles to gauge the abilities of each other to handle not just the task at hand but the in’s and out’s of each person’s personality.
In other words, it’s part of the “test” – how well you can handle different personalities in a work group, a key part of leadership and group dynamics.
Deep breaths here. They have the deadline and I’m assuming they understand what’s expected of them. Try and relax and save your anxiety and frustration for when and if they really do miss turning their work in on time.
"Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now - always." - Albert Schweitzer
Me: BW - Him: 200+ # tumor removed 7/09
DS - 31 - Yikes!
And yes, the instructor placed our groups to help us wade through the joys of group dynamics and to push us to address each others' weaknesses and support each others' strengths. I get this. It's still annoying.
But I promise, I will take deep breaths and not sweat the small stuff...however, something tells me I'll be a lot more irritated after the school year starts.
Stop looking to see if anyone has posted. It will not make it happen any faster, and it will just drive you crazy. Don't look until tomorrow morning!
I have lots of online group work with my colleagues. Sometimes my work is early and sometimes it is posted right at the deadline. I would be pretty po'd if anyone complained that it wasn't posted early enough. Now if someone asked in advance for me to post my work earlier, and gave me a reasonable reason, and I could do it, then I would.
I know, you know all this...deep breaths!