Managing Professional Development English Language Essay

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I always want to thing happen straightway -today not tomorrow or next day. This is what I believe it will make me successful in every stage of my life. To do every work on time - Time Management is very important. As a student I always do my work on time and manage my time in a way that I can do every necessary thing. For this I divided my work in four parts. These are for study, work, self development and game. As I am a student now that's why I keep more time for my study and self development works. I spend everyday three hours

As a student I always priority my study. As a business student I want to develop my career in business management. That's why in my leisure time I want to develop my skills in business related knowledge. I read lots of journals; develop my skill in business corresponding writing.

Delegation

In my work place I work as a junior assistant manager. That's why most of the time I have to delegate with customer, supplier and with my colleagues. By delegating every day I am learning lots of thing which I believe help me to my future career.

Communication

As a business student communication is a very important thing. It's not like with whom you are communicating, how you are communicating this is also a very important thing. As a successful person every one need to be a good communicator. Its purpose could be personal or business. In my work place I have to communicate with lots of people and still I am learning how to be a good communicator.

Negotiation

As a business person good negotiation skill is very idle thing. We can make any difficult thin easy by negotiation. In my work place I sometimes I have to negotiate with customer with their desire and expectation which I have to manage tactically.

Leadership

Leadership is a quality of a person. In my class when we do group work, most of the time I work as a group leader. That's make me sense how to lead other. By doing this I also how to learn manage, organise, coordinate and control people.

Motivation

I have a goal. To make my goal successful I always hardworking, ambitious, enthusiastic. I always like to learn new thing and gather knowledge.

Team Building

In my class some times we have to team work for our course work. So I have to work with a team. I play a major role in my team. Sometimes I have to solve problems and keep my team speedy I try my best.

SKILL AUDIT -1

SKILLS

WHERE SKILLS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED - EXAMPLES

Communication and literacy skills

From my childhood I had a curiosity about writing about my daily life. From then I develop my literacy skill. In my school life I wrote lots of poem and stories in school magazine. Also I wrote lots of article in local news paper. Which help me to grow up my confidence in literacy. I was also a good communicator in school debating.

Group and interpersonal skills

In my class we have to do lots of group work. Some times I have to work as a group leader. As a group leader I have to manage, organise, co operate and control other members of the group. Which are also help me to develop my interpersonal skills.

ICT skills

Now a day ICT is a very important skill to get any sort of job. So it is important to develop and improve ICT skill. Despite my academic course I also did lots of short course to develop my ICT skill. I have also good knowledge in developing web site. Which I think help me to help my business career in business.

Organisation & personal skills - independent learning and working

In my work place I have to work as a junior assistant manager. So I have to improve lots of interpersonal skill. Like most of the time I have to negotiate with customer and supplier as well.

Research & Problem solving skills

To get the proper knowledge of a subject research and problem solving plays a major role. In my research method I have to follow lots of methodology to carry out my problem. Which help me to grow confidence in the area of problem finding. I thought it will help me to improve my career.

Modular structures

The term "modular structure" is intended to express the idea of a unit that is complete but small, autonomous yet united with other units, and whose mission is explicitly stated. The purpose of using such structures is to repair the emotion-neglecting effect of divisionalization of functions. Emotion is practically the whole objective of modular structuring. We observe that the president of a company or division is

more emotionally involved and committed than other employees, it is no coincidence that his job also has the clearest and most acutely felt a accountability and is the only one not divided. So modular structuring aims for many wholes, many "presidents," and more keenly felt accountability throughout the organization. On the other hand, structuring in modules is by no means proposed as an alternative to dividing up tasks. It is supplementary. We do not want to forgo the demonstrated benefits of specialization. So let us specialize the work, but collect the fragments, not in divisions, but in small, organic, complete, mission-oriented groupings. In such groupings members can more easily grasp and identify with the mission and individually influence the results. Each employee can more keenly feel the necessity of carrying his load. Failure stands out and so does success. Peer respect becomes a powerful motivator. The employee experiences his function as organic to the whole. And accountability becomes a factor for all employees, not solely management employees. These are all strong social and psychological forces that engage the employee's emotional being.

Evaluation

My interest in business dates back to my years in college, where I was excelled in accounting, Statistics, Economics and management. . The reasoning behind my choice is the complex and intriguing nature of the subject. I particularly enjoy the way business so appropriately blends in with everyday issues

Then when I began my HND in business management course, I had the opportunity to be exposed to the full range of business courses, all of which tended to emphasize and go hard my intense interest in business. Then I thought that the HND (business management) qualification is not enough to find a good job. So I have applied to take a degree at university to provide me with the qualifications and experience I need to follow my chosen career path

I might do a management degree rather than a finance degree, in order to get a placement in the university for a Finance degree; I need to get good overall grades in the diploma level. So far my performance is average (merit to distinction level) .

I might give up hope of buying a second house. Since interest rate and inflation are raising above the wage level. It seems to be a challenge. Unless government comes up with the idea of introducing affordable house for every one or easy off the restrictions borrowing cost. In case if I don't afford to buy a house in London, I would invest in somewhere else.

Learning outcome 3:

Communicate with my team

The plan that as been devised would be forwarded to every member of the team to discuss their view on the guidelines. Any suggestions would be welcomed on the ways by which the plan could be developed. Once the suggested plan has been revised, it would be sent to every member of the team so we can start to learn how to deal with unseen situations regarding complaints from our customers. However, the plan is only a suggestion, the decision to uphold the plan as the main guidelines for dealing with customer complaint is the decision of the manager. After every member of the team must have read the guideline, we should hold a meeting to discuss it and have the opinion of everyone on the plan. The reason for having a meeting is because we all work together as a team and the plan should be a team effort even though the final plan is devised by the team leader.

Report to manager

As a departmental head, it is essential to forward any complaint or suggestion in customers own writing, letters or memos are idle communication tool for this purpose. By doing so either I can keep the original or copy of the complaint form. The managers also find this way of communication very easy. As a recipient he/she can read and controls the message flow his/her own time.

This whole process can speed up with the help of technology .Email is the idle tool.

Task 2

The idle solution would be designing a stationary order form. As below some methods and possible associated system:

finding out daily material usage in both units separately- This will help to amount stock required for particular time period

Stationary order cost (SOC) should be kept minimum- when calculating SOC lead time, ordering cost, stock holding cost, and overhead must have taken into consideration.

Decide the amount of buffer stock required- Buffer stock means the amount of stock in hand after placing the order till the company receives the order.

Based on that re order quantity and time period will be decided. - Idly based on the question once in every month.

Design the Stationary Order form for both units

Appoint some one who is in charge for filling Stationary order form in each unit.

Asked each unit appointed person to hand in or fax or Email.

Carry out physical check to confirm the order and avoid any human error

Task 3

Report for the manager after dealing the problem in part of role play

I have a brief chat with John this morning. I gave him a copy of the employee guideline and term of employment. I highlighted the recent absences and lateness. John explained personal circumstances, which I feel are genuine. As a remedy I have given him contact detail of our Employee Assistance Service and urged him to speak to them to see if they can assist him in any way. John has assured me he will do that. I have also discussed recent lateness, which are partly due to the issue mentioned and partly due to faulty alarm clock. I have asked him to invest in a new alarm clock, which he will do at the earliest. He has assured me, that he will maintain a good time keeping and absence. I will review his progress in 2 weeks, and decide if disciplinary action is required, at that stage may be worth asking him to attend time management course and give a formal and final warning.  

Task 4

Effective Time Management Strategies

PRIORITIZE: Write down all your tasks. Sort them into three groups: 1's, 2's, and 3's. The 1's are essential: do them first. The lower level priorities can usually wait

WORK TIME: Decide how much time the task requires, and how much energy. You may wish to include the task's priority level to help make this decision.

RELAX: Regularly plan time to relax and get it together. This time may range in units of 10 minutes to whole days according to your needs. You've earned this time off.

EXERCISE: Exercise is essential for superior academic performance. and drink more water to keep

FLEXIBILITY: Allow extra time for Unforeseen Obstacles (UFO's) that are bound to arise. Something almost always comes up to derail your efforts. Allow for it.

DELEGATE: Get someone else to do it. Ask someone to take notes for you while you go to a doctor's appointment. If you're a good writer but a poor typist, hire a typist!

SPEED UP: Sacrifice excellence for expediency. Get it done!

DO IT DIFFERENTLY: Look at anything you do and ask, "Is there another way I can do this?" "Why am I doing this job this way?" "Why am I walking in this direction?" "Why is this room arranged this way?" "Is there a place where I seem to work more effectively?" Or, you may wish to subdivide tasks differently. Leave a certain task out. Spread the task out over different lengths of time. Cut back on certain sub-tasks and concentrate on others. Whatever you may choose, doing it differently often helps to do a task more effectively.

Learning outcome 4

Task 1

a) The questions are very relevant to the personal management skills. Even though I don't entirely agree it will reflect the personality of the person who is undertaking this questionnaire, but very much reliable source of information

b) I did give the honest answers which I were strongly felt. There are few question neither I agree or disagree; I didn't leave with any choice. In that circumstances I was forced to chose one answer.

c) I am perfectly fit in to the group which is mentioned on the questionnaire feel the outcome of learning style questions reflect who am I

d) Yes I am. Up to certain extent

Specially according to learning style questionnaire I am a moderate Pragmatist. I strong feel I should be very strong Pragmatist. This is something I am concentrating in coming months to bring some sort of changes in my behaviour and attitude.

Task 2

Lifelong learning is the concept that "It's never too soon or too late for learning", a philosophy that has taken root in a whole host of different organizations. Lifelong learning is attitudinal; that one can and should be open to new ideas, decisions, skills or behaviors

There are several ways, ling long learning can be encouraged in the work place.

Activists:

Activists like to be involved in new experiences. They are open minded and enthusiastic about new ideas but get bored with implementation. They enjoy doing things and tend to act first and consider the implications afterwards. They like working with others but tend to hog the limelight.

Activists learn best when:

involved in new experiences, problems and opportunities

working with others in business games, team tasks, role-playing

being thrown in the deep end with a difficult task

chairing meetings, leading discussions

Activists learn less when:

listening to lectures or long explanations

reading, writing or thinking on their own

absorbing and understanding data

following precise instruction to the letter

Reflectors

Reflectors like to stand back and look at a situation from different perspectives. They like to collect data and think about it carefully before coming to any conclusions. They enjoy observing others and will listen to their views before offering their own.

Reflectors learn best when:

observing individuals or groups at work

they have the opportunity to review what has happened and think about what they have learned

producing analyses and reports doing tasks without tight deadlines

Reflectors learn less when:

acting as leader or role-playing in front of others

doing things with no time to prepare

being thrown in at the deep end

being rushed or worried by deadlines

Theorists:

Theorists adapt and integrate observations into complex and logically sound theories. They think problems through in a step by step way. They tend to be perfectionists who like to fit things into a rational scheme. They tend to be detached and analytical rather than subjective or emotive in their thinking.

Theorists learn best when:

they are put in complex situations where they have to use their skills and knowledge

they are in structured situations with clear purpose

they are offered interesting ideas or concepts even though they are not immediately relevant

they have the chance to question and probe ideas behind things

Theorists learn less when:

they have to participate in situations which emphasise emotion and feelings

the activity is unstructured or briefing is poor

they have to do things without knowing the principles or concepts involved

they feel they're out of tune with the other participants e.g. with people of very different learning styles

Pragmatists

Pragmatists are keen to try things out. They want concepts that can be applied to their job. They tend to be impatient with lengthy discussions and are practical and down to earth.

Pragmatists learn best when:

there is an obvious link between the topic and job

they have the chance to try out techniques with feedback e.g. role-playing

they are shown techniques with obvious advantages e.g. saving time

they are shown a model they can copy e.g. a film or a respected boss

Pragmatists learn less when:

there is no obvious or immediate benefit that they can recognise

there is no practice or guidelines on how to do it

there is no apparent pay back to the learning e.g. shorter meetings

the event or learning is 'all theory'

Most of us has elements of more than one learning style. Think about your strongest style and your weakest style to identify how you learn.

Bringing learning closer to home

The objective is to provide lifelong learning opportunities as close to learners as possible, in their own communities and supported through ICT-based facilities wherever appropriate.

.Performance based incentives

Employees should be encouraged by financial and non financial incintives.Since the employees' contribution towards organisation increasing, they must be rewarded by any means. Such as promotion. Otherwise this strategy might fail.

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