Reference no: EM13836008
ACTIVITY: Reflection and observation from your weekly diary updating the Personal Development Plan (PDP).
To be considered and included: objectives, opportunities, goals, "managing skills" to be a functional manager.
ACTIVITY: A draft of my first five diaries is given. Weekly Learning diary underpinning to PDP.
Using Graham Gibbs (1988) Reflective Practiceplease create a REFLECTIVE STATEMENT.
The following activities must be used and included all the way through the REFLECTIVE STATEMENT.
• Skills audit/swot analysis
• Personal Development Plan
REFLECTIVE STATEMENT must include:
• 8-10 learning diaries. The draft of my learning diaries are attached. Please converge them within the model of reflection as necessary. These must be based around different themes.
• At least one model of reflection within your statement. Applying academic concepts -skills of reflection and theories
Evaluate from my own development applying the theories and concepts given (find info on the PowerPoints)
Why does stress occur within the workplace?
- Time pressures or deadlines
- Relationships with others at work
- Too much or too little work
- Changes to work systems
- Threat of redundancy
- Insensitive management
- Personal issues
What is stress and how to think positively?
- Analyse the You Tube clip and summarise the main causes of stress within the workplace and ways to think positively.
- Think about what you can do to reduce stress for yourself and others.
Techniques to be assertive
- Commit to being assertive rather than aggressive/passive and practice.
- At times agree to disagree.
- Stay calm.
- Do not use aggressive language.
- Take a problem solving approach to situations
- Be open and honest.
- Show respect and empathy to other people's views and listen
- Be patient the art of assertiveness will come with practice.
- Look at your rights and what you want. Understand your feelings about the situation.
- Arrange a meeting with the other person.
- Define the problem.
- Describe your feelings.
- Express what you want clearly.
- Reinforce the other person by explaining mutual benefits - Win/win situation.
Think about your own motivation at work and how you are managed
• How does the management within your work environment affect your own and others motivation
• Identify three recommendations for improving motivation within your workplace that either you or a manager could implement?
Belbin's test Role.
I've taken the test and the primary role of myself is CHAIRMAN, being the secondary role EXPLORER.
I agree with the first role as my current job position is "Project Administrator and PA"; although I am not fully agree with the second Belbin role (Explorer).
Your team roles
Your answers have been used to identify which team role(s) suits you best. This suitability is expressed as a percentage.
The nine team roles are the Executive, Explorer, Innovator, Analyst, Driver, Chairman, Completer, Team player and Expert.
ACTIVITY to include in my reflective statement
• Reflect on your role within a team or a group. What role do you play? How do you think others perceive you within the group? How would like to be viewed by your group/team.
• What improvements would you like to make in terms of your role within the group, what actions do you need to follow to make this happen?
Development of a checklist
Taking an organised approach at this stage of the programme is very important as although you may have finished your assignment there are a number of considerations when you finally submit.
• Have you answered the question?
• Is there sufficient discussion of the core concepts?
• Is your work within the acceptable word count?
• Have you read the grading descriptors?
• Have you provided references for all work not your own?
• Are your references in line with Harvard referencing?
• Any issues you need to clarify with your tutor/student support
• Proofread of your assignment