Unit 301 Understand How to Plan and Prioritise Work and Be Accountable to Others

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Unit 301 Understand how to plan and prioritise work and be accountable to others Outcome 1 1.1 The purpose of planning work and being accountable to others for own work, is so that there is a clear plan over a period of time to which the work needs to be submitted, Planning allows for a contingency should anything happen that may effect work output. Being accountable to others, gives a sense of importance to the work, improving on productivity, a benefit of being accountable is that others get to see your work output, and potentially over additional work as a result. 1.2 The purpose and benefit of negotiating realistic targets are to encourage the staff, unrealistic targets have a negative effect on staff wellbeing and in turn work output which is of detriment to the organisation. As an example we operate on a SMART objective meaning targets should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-bound, when targets are set correctly you will be able to monitor progress and review accordingly. 1.3 It is important to prioritise targets and set realistic timescales to avoid disappointment and poor work performance. I use an online scheduling system leankit.com that helps you view your workload at a glance to support a working structure on a daily, weekly, monthly basis, and so keep track of productivity and any delays that may be occurring. 1.4 Most work related problems generally come down to a lack of resources, or people. Should the issue be an absent member of staff that you rely on to support your task, in our small organisation we have no option but to carry on with out them if the timescale is urgent or potentially we may be able to delay the task. If the issue is resource related such as IT/communication issues, then thankfully I am the IT person in the office and I should be able to resolve it, however I would note the delay
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