Discuss The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Action Plan

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M2- Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care In this section of my coursework, I have been asked to assess how the action plan has helped support own development over the duration of the programme. Action Plan- An action plan is a document that lists what steps must be taken in order to achieve a specific goal. An action plan involves identifying certain objectives and setting objectives which are achievable & measurable. The purpose of an action plan is to clarify what resources are required to reach the goal, formulate a timeline for when specific tasks need to be completed and determine what resources are required. http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/action-plan Advantages and Disadvantages of using Action Plans- Producing an action plan can be beneficial not only for individual basis but also…show more content…
Also when using action plans an individual limits their need and the amount of work they should be doing. Another disadvantage is not being guided thoroughly and effectively, leading to the lack of effort and passion a member has for the project. Moreover, failing to obtain the goal an individual has set to reach can lead to frustration and in turn the planning would have been a waste of time. The advantage of doing this is that it allows an individual to execute a structured plan for the end goal you intend to achieve. Furthermore, it provides the team with appropriate foundations, therefore prioritising the amount of time you spend on each task. This will then prevent any sidetracking that may occur. Lastly it creates a bond within a team, as each member is aware of their individual role, as well as providing necessary information to ensure success of the project http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_plan How useful has action plans been in my personal

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