Reflections on my learning experience – a personal story The aim of the TEP001 Study Skills unit is to assist students in developing key study skills that are essential to manage tertiary study effectively and confidently. The key study skills taught in this unit include goal setting, organisation skills, time management, effective reading and note-taking skills, learning styles, stress management, academic writing and academic research. This reflective essay reviews my motivations and expectations at the start of the semester and three key study skills and strategies that I learnt and found to be the most useful. This includes goal setting, organisation skills, time management and stress management. Firstly, my motivations and expectations for enrolling in the TEP001 Study Skills unit at the start of the semester were to acquire and develop effective study skills and strategies that would help me to become a confident active independent learner.
Employees must know what to do, how to do it or where to turn for help. Manager should offer training and give feedback on effectiveness of the team’s work. • Clear roles. As the team works together to reach their goals they also should know what role they are doing and what are their responsibilities. By giving roles members of a team feel more involved in the team.
1 a) What is the purpose of continuously improving performance at work? The purpose of continuously improving performance at work is to ensure I learn new skills and produce good professional quality documents and deliver good customer serviced that meet the standards of my organization. This will help achieve the organization’s goals. My employer and colleagues will notice how hard I work and the standards I keep, this will ensure I may achieve permanent employment or promotion. b) What are the benefits of continuously improving performance at work?
As I reflect on this statement, I see the development of my knowledge through the first two courses. I have used several key factors gain through the communication class that helped me with my current role. In the communication course reading materials, I applied various topics while having conversations with individuals in my team this included techniques for active listening, and obstacles that affect active listening (Dobkin & Pace, 2006). Communication is a key component for future success and relationship building. My goal is to apply the knowledge gain in each course and reinforcing it in my professional career, and at the same time make a positive social change in my community.
Policies, procedures, checklists.. etc. This is to ensure that composistion understands their role and also the role of others in the team. A statement of conduct. Which provides and clarifies employees their new responsibilities, outcomes and most important individual performance. Feedback should be practiced for each individual employees via meetings, or other devices to reinforce team performance and effectiveness with intention of providing motivation for team 2.
In supervision the mangers role is to: • Ensure policies and procedures are followed • Maintain clarity about job roles, responsibilities and accountabilities. • Develop the worker as a professional person • Review objectives and priorities for work and record their progress • Monitor and regulate their work load • Develop their effectiveness. A managers a required to take supervision to meet the standards set by the a General Social Council which give clear direction to the code of practice which is set to improve the quality of work delivered and achieve the objectives and outcomes. Ryan (2004) puts it well “supervision” she writes is an inquiry into practice.it is a compassionate appreciative inquiry …In supervision we re-write the stories of our own practice... Supervision interrupts practice .It wakes us up to what we are doing.
It is the duty of the team leader to identify areas where they feel that the individual can improve and either educate them through one-to-one tutoring by the leader, or book them onto a suitable training course. Make Decisions An important responsibility of a team leader is to make decisions that help the company achieve its objectives. In doing so, a leader may wish to consult their team through in-depth discussion, and it is also a responsibility of the leader to ensure that all discussion is focused and productive, leading toward a decision. Motivation A team leader has the task of motivating his or her team to work toward the objective, boosting morale where it is found to be low through taking the group on a team building activity or identifying
What makes a good role model and how do I ensure that I acted as a role model for employees I supervise? A role model is a person whom people look up to and admire. They display certain qualities and behaviors to learn from. Qualities of a good role model in the workplace is respect of others, dedication to their job; shown by their hard work and success, listening to people without judgment, giving credit where credit is due, provides a positive and encouraging work environment, uses realistic and rational thought in decision making and allows others to provide their point of view. To be a good role model in the workplace to employees I manage I can firstly take on the attitude of leading by example; by doing this I will gain respect I require from my employees.
I believe this reflects my leadership style. I am empathic with staff who are learning new information. I am an empathic listener. When you do your best for the people that you lead they do the best for you. When train people I take the time they need to understand a concept.
Managing personal work priorities and professional development is important in my everyday working life. What makes a good role model and how would I ensure that I acted as a role model for employees I supervise? I believe that being a good role model is something that all managers/supervisors should inspire to be. Below, I have written what I believe role models should be and how I would act: • Having a positive attitude – I would be positive / enthusiastic and create motivation for the team. I would be involved with what is going on and always be there to communicate with.