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The job of a Web designer is thrilling as well as adventurous because every day there is new task to do. However, every web designer works individually on individual projects, but there is team of designers who work together and bound to collaborate with each other. The team is composed of multiple designers experienced in particular area of designing. However, working with team is considered as tiring and self-pressing but our team is with the potential to work together while enjoying and satisfying the organizational needs. The thing that makes the work enjoyable working with the team is that team leader and other team members are with the clear objectives and agreed goals. Every team member is surely defined his responsibility for which he is responsible to not only team leader but also team members. This is possible due to friendly and open environment which provides the member with the confrontation. However, at some place the role of our leader is authoritative and dominant but the sound procedure of undertaking of work and other duties remain in cooperation. Even though conflicts rise yet they are solved with support and trust provided to team members by team leader.
Personal Role and Responsibilities
My role in team environment is as team member and team coordinator. Being team coordinator I have to perform double responsibility first is related to web designing and second is as team coordinator. As a team coordinator, I am responsible for motivating team, managing team and report the team performance to team leader. Thus, I am also committed to participate in the team meetings, preheating team results’ reports on regularly basis and maintain confidentiality which is required for team members for showing trust. Information dissemination is also one of the important responsibilities of mine. Along with all above mentioned task giving and taking suggestion for improvement is a significant job.
Personal Reporting Relationship
Reporting is mean of communication for the progress and procedure of task assigned to team members. Team maintains reporting strategy as important part of daily working routine. The reporting relationship of the team member is inward which results in collaborative motivation and group norms. Every member of team, responsible for task assigned to them, report for their working function on the task in written to team leader and team leader further report to other higher management. Being team member I am also obliged to report to the team leader and other collaborative member of the team about the work progress. Since, I also possess responsibility of team coordinator so I must report to management for the performance of the team members. Thus, the reporting relationship I endure is both inward and outward.
Operational Links with Other Individuals and Departments
Our Web designing team performs under the leading Designing department which also operates the Website Development Department and teams of website development. Thus, the major link our web designing team has with website development and with Web Developers who work on the further work of Website to finalize it after Web Designing. Other departments with which the team has linked with is Quality Control department. The Quality Control department maintains the quality of Website designed by the designing teams and assures that designs are to match the requirements of the clients.
Links with Other Businesses and External Agencies
The team is managed by the outsourced Human Resource Department which is an external agency. Entire company is managed through the HRD and for training and other management issue related to Human Resource, team leader has to contact with the outsourced Human Resource agents. Moreover, team is to travel to the off-site of the external agency for attending training sessions arranged by the company for the employees. As far as link of the team with other business is concerned, IT experts are the main concerns for that. The main clients of the company are IT related businesses that need to have their website designed for online businesses; formal meetings are held between team members and IT businesses people so that they can explain to understand the requirements of their businesses and other specific requirements to be fulfilled.
2. Personal Development Journal
A Brief Version of “Personal” Profile
My Excellent skills are in HTML coding, CSS, Design Sense, Java Script and Ajax, Flash, SEO and Project Management.
I am looking for a position in a professional and multinational company where there is number of opportunity to have professional growth. I am looking for position in Web Designing and seeking an opportunity in media web designing with literal opportunity to work on challenging and unique concepts.
I am seeking to continue my career as Web Designer with vast experience working on the different server scripts and also wish to continue my learning in the same field.
My objective is to develop a career not just a source of income but also make working experience pleasant for lifetime by delivering professional and outstanding work.
Progress on the Study Programme
Considering the above professional goals and objectives, there is need to identify the skills required and to use them correctly. When I first started my career as Web Designer I had not realized that to be successful in professional life along with making a career do not only require the professional skills in the field but also need other skills such as working in team or group environment, using effective communication with colleagues and managements and work and time management as the most important key skill required to make path for career. Throughout, the professional period I had I understood the significance of these skills however it was difficult to perform all of them without any guidance.
I planned to improve my little expertise in those particular areas and started with enhancing the effective communication skills. However, enhancing the skills require the personal assessment and evaluation, I came up with the target to manage conflicts in working environment by communicating with the team members and team leader.
Moreover, time management has been the significant component to achieve the career goals as my career depends on the project management. I learned that time management through planning my tasks with the given time, with prioritizing and arranging my do’s and don’ts. The prioritization of task helped to understand the way tasks are prioritized using tags like “Important”, “Urgent” or “Neither Urgent nor Important”.
Team Leader / Manager / Operational – Workplace Performance
After assessing and evaluating the requirements and undertaking the performance my performance improved at workplace in every role. As a team coordinator I learned to manage the time for performing extra responsibility as before I was unable to manage my two working responsibilities. Now I plan my tasks and duties before I initiate any work and prioritize them accordingly. Initially I found it difficult due to inability to realize the importance of right tasks and estimating the time required to finish particular tasks. After some time, I identified the mistakes I was making in prioritizing and then did the practice for not to repeat them.
General Workplace Development
General workplace development had been the achievement of the project management by managing my time appropriately. By planning my time and tasks together I was able to perform well even in short period of time. Initially, I found it difficult practice to carry out the planning while maintaining the quality and quantity both as I found it challenging to find a way to cope up with the appropriate time and project management. With the constant practice of 3 weeks, I learned to manage the difficulty with the time management but still I have found that more practice is required to meet the career objectives.
Progress on Achieving Goals
As described above the professional objectives and goals, I needed to know the work management and it is not possible unless I learn time management. I analyzed my progress on the time management along with assessing my professional skills. At first, it was not easy to analyze my personality but then I started with personal and professional weaknesses and strengths. The understanding with personal as well as professional strengths and weaknesses assisted me to comprehend the way I could plan my task with the given time for finishing the work.
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