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BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development

Assessment Task 1 – Professional development plan

Question 1

My chosen organization name is ´Adept Owl Games´. Its mission, values and strategic goals are follow:

Mission

  • Adept Owl aims to produce high-quality, entertaining board, card and puzzle games for the enjoyment of all ages.

Values

  • customer focus
  • actively encourage excellence, innovation and continuous improvement
  • work collaboratively and consultatively with integrity, professionalism and teamwork
  • recognize the diversity and expertise of Adept Owl employees
  • sustainable manufacturing practices.

Strategic directions

The strategic context in which Adept Owl will achieve its mission and vision is through:

  • engaging with customers
  • developing and improving products and production
  • supporting innovative thinking, management and leadership skills
  • creating a high-performing organisation
  • ensuring sustainable materials and processes are used in manufacture and distribution.

Reference: Adept Owl – Simulated Business Case Study

Question 2

Adept Owl is committed to the continued professional development of staff members. This ensures that staff maintain the currency of their knowledge and skills relevant to their role, including awareness of applicable legislative and enterprise requirements.

To achieve this, Adept Owl will implement professional development in two strategies:

  1. Individual professional development; and
  2. Collective professional development.

Aim

The aim of this policy is to:

  • Provide support for career advancement, so that the organisation retains staff who perform well;
  • Prepare staff members for possible future responsibilities within the organisation;
  • Enhance the standard of performance of all staff members in their current jobs;
  • Maintain and increase job satisfaction;
  • Improve and develop the ability of staff members to initiate and respond constructively to change; and
  • Provide a procedure for staff to play an active role in their own professional development.

Recording professional development

To ensure an accurate record of professional development activities, all staff members are required to submit evidence of their professional development to administration so it can be properly recorded.

Reference: Adept Owl – Simulated Business Case Study

Question 3

The Product Development Manager is a mid-level position. Responsible for developing and executing product design, development and documentation of all products for assigned product categories meeting/exceeding sales and margin plan. The Product Development Manager will also be responsible for the development of Marketing Coordinators if assigned.

Job Responsibility

Organisational Goal

Relevance

Responsible for design, development and execution of new products in assigned categories for core and private label lines

Developing and improving products and production

Direct relevance and implementation of organisational goal

Responsible for the management of assigned categories meeting/exceeding margin and sales plans.

Creating a high-performing organization.

By managing assigned categories and improving margins, organisation overall cost will improve, which will directly improve performance of the organisation.

Coordinate with Marketing Communications strategic direction for product catalogs, new products, sell sheets, and launch programs on assigned categories.

Engaging with customers.

Marketing communication is directly related to costumer engagement process in an organisation.

Communicating with factories the product specifications of proposed new product

Ensuring sustainable materials and processes are used in manufacture and distribution.

Communicating product specifications will ensure correct materials are used in production.

Reference:

  • http://www.westchestergear.com/sites/default/files/uploads/ProductDevelopmentManager.pdf
  • Adept Owl – Simulated Business Case Study

Question 4

A performance indicator or key performance indicator (KPI) is a type of performance measurement.[1] KPIs evaluate the success of an organization or of a particular activity in which it engages. Often success is simply the repeated, periodic achievement of some levels of operational goal (e.g. zero defects, 10/10 customer satisfaction, etc.), and sometimes success is defined in terms of making progress toward strategic goals.[2] Accordingly, choosing the right KPIs relies upon a good understanding of what is important to the organization.[3] 'What is important' often depends on the department measuring the performance - e.g. the KPIs useful to finance will really differ from the KPIs assigned to sales. Since there is a need to understand well what is important, various techniques to assess the present state of the business, and its key activities, are associated with the selection of performance indicators. These assessments often lead to the identification of potential improvements, so performance indicators are routinely associated with 'performance improvement' initiatives. A very common way to choose KPIs is to apply a management framework such as the balanced scorecard.

The position title selected for this task is Product Development Manager. Its complete KPI analysis has been provided below.

Position Objective

SMART – KPI(s)

Way of measurement

Achieving and Maintaining Performance

Responsible for design, development and execution of new products in assigned categories for core and private label lines

10 new games launched for manufacturing within next 6 months.

Number of product specifications provided after approval to production department.

· Create specific product teams with particular games objectives

· Creating minimum number of games designs every month

Responsible for the management of assigned categories meeting/exceeding margin and sales plans.

Reducing product development department costs by 10% within next 1 year.

Total number of actual expenses minus the total budget allocation

· Create and implement monthly budget plans

· Implement cost efficient product development processes

Coordinate with Marketing Communications strategic direction for product catalogs, new products, sell sheets, and launch programs on assigned categories.

Reduce the number of complaints received regarding product development department by 50% from marketing department

Total number of complaints received

· Implement improve communication process

· Implement responsibilities of marketing communication coordinator within current job roles

Communicating with factories the product specifications of proposed new product

Reduce the number of complaints received regarding product development department by 50% from production department

Total number of complaints received

· Implement improve communication process

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Performance_indicator

Question 5

Training Needs Analysis

Skills or Knowledge

Level of Competency or Knowledge

(Where 1 = No skill or knowledge and

6 = Expert and could teach others)

1

2

3

4

5

6

Organisational Skills

Time Management

Problem Solving

Speaking and presenting to groups

Project Management Software

Reporting writing

Staff Management

Product Management

Multi tasking

Analytical skills

Attention to details

Interpersonal skills

Question 6

Meeting: Ways to Improve

Trainer and Assessor Name: Himanshu Gupta

Staff Name: Hudak Erik

Meeting Date: 15/08/2016 Meeting Time: 06:10 pm

Position Title: Product Development Manager

Area of Concern

Ways to Improve

Organisational Skills

1. Provide direct training

2. Encourage other employees to share their experience

3. Mobile training apps

Speaking and presenting to groups

1. Provide hands-on training

2. Encourage employees to share their experience

3. Communicate daily

Staff Management

1. In lieu of training

2. Provide mentoring or guidance

3. Encourage other employees to share their experience

Multi tasking

1. Blend in-person training

2. Online training

3. Apps based games

Attention to details

1. Encourage other employees to share their experience

2. Apps based games

3. Case study analysis

Question 7

Meeting: Ways to Improve

Trainer and Assessor Name: Michaela Velčková

Staff Name: Hudak Erik

Meeting Date: 15/08/2016 Meeting Time: 06:20 pm

Position Title: Product Development Manager

Area of Concern

Ways to Improve

Organisational Skills

1. Create an organisational chart to help understand positions and reporting system

2. Provide full-on training

Speaking and presenting to groups

1. Provide direct training

2. Encourage employees to improve speaking

Staff Management

1. Provide full training

2. Set up a meeting with brainstorming and encourage employees to share their experience

Multi tasking

1. Provide direct training

2. Provide free presentation of multi-tasking

Attention to details

1. Ensure employees´ awareness about importance of details

2. Provide clear training

Question 8

  1. a) My complete survey results are below:

Reference:

http://vark-learn.com/the-vark-questionnaire/?p=results

  1. b) Ways to develop my competencies are following:

INTAKE

To take in the information:
  • attend classes
  • attend discussions and tutorials
  • discuss topics with others
  • discuss topics with your teachers
  • explain new ideas to other people
  • use a tape recorder
  • remember the interesting examples, stories, jokes…
  • describe the overheads, pictures and other visuals to somebody who was not there
  • leave spaces in your notes for later recall and ‘filling’

SWOT – Study without tears

To make a learnable package:

Convert your “notes” into a learnable package by reducing them (3:1)

  • Your notes may be poor because you prefer to listen. You will need to expand your notes by talking with others and collecting notes from the textbook.
  • Put your summarised notes onto tapes and listen to them.
  • Ask others to ‘hear’ your understanding of a topic.
  • Read your summarised notes aloud.
  • Explain your notes to another ‘aural’ person.

OUTPUT

To perform well in any test, assignment or examination:
  • Imagine talking with the examiner.
  • Listen to your voices and write them down.
  • Spend time in quiet places recalling the ideas.
  • Practice writing answers to old exam questions.
  • Speak your answers aloud or inside your head.

Reference: http://vark-learn.com/strategies/aural-strategies/

Question 9

Competitive Edge Skill

Ways to develop or improve

Financial Management

1. Formal training

2. Observation

3. Mentoring

Innovation and leadership guidance

1. Mentoring – Critical thinking process

2. Networking

3. Observation

4. Success stories

Negotiation and conflict resolutions

1. Formal training

2. Observation

3. Mentoring

4. Practice

It pays off to improve your skills. It might give you more opportunities and benefits such as:

  1. Win new work.
  2. Increase your hourly rate.
  3. Stand out from the crowd by combining skills.
  4. Highlight your talent.
  5. Impress employers by demonstrating your character.
  6. Reap the personal rewards

Reference:

https://www.upwork.com/blog/2011/02/importance-of-improving-your-skills/

Question 10

Networking Event Review Report

General details

Attendees Name: Hudak Erik

Position Title: Product Development Manager

Event Name: WIPM Luncheon - Diversity & Inclusion Matters

Host Organization: Australian Institute of Project Management

Date: 08/09/2016 Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Cost: $52.80

Location: HopgoodGanim Lawyers, Level 7 Waterfront Place, 1 Eagle St BRISBANE

Network Overview

The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) is the premier, longest-serving body for project management in Australia. With over 10,000 members, we are recognized by Australian business, industry and government as the key promoter, developer and leader in project management professionalism.

AIPM is the second-largest member of the International Project Management Association (IPMA), as well as the secretariat of the Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management (apfpm), an organization initiated by the AIPM in early 2010.

Reason for Attending

Under the banner of ‘Diversity and Inclusion Matters’ the committee focuses on four main agendas – gender, flexibility, age and multiculturalism. Melanie and Rachel perform the roles of External Engagement Coordinator and Flexibility Lead, respectively.

Skills, Knowledge or Employment outcomes

They will discuss:

• The formation of the D&I Committee and the journey so far

• Jacobs’ Flexibility toolkit and tackling unconscious bias

• Steps to achieving gender pay equality and gender targets

• Plans for the future.

References:

  • https://www.aipm.com.au/events/details/ql160908w
  • https://www.aipm.com.au/about-us

Question 11

Professional Development Plan

Career Objective

Seeking an opportunity to apply management skills and knowledge in a product management position with a successful company.

Skills or Knowledge Gap

Development Activity

Details

Time

frame

Cost

Organisational Skills

Online Course

Strategic management course – Open2Study

1 month

Free

Speaking and presenting to groups

Practice

Staff training related to development of new product process - Adept Owl

1 week

Free

Staff Management

Online course

Human resources – Open2Study

1 month

Free

Multi tasking

Practice

Completing multi objectives and evaluating results – on the job training - Adept Owl

1 month

Free

Attention to details

Observation

Reviewing the application d concept by CEO – Adept Owl

2 months

Free

5 reasons why to create professional development plan:

  1. A career development plan will keep you from getting stuck in a rut
  2. A career development plan will help you take responsibility for your weaknesses
  3. A career development plan will help define your future career path
  4. A career development plan will help you to take charge of your own advancement
  5. A career development plan will give you the confidence you need to succeed.

Reference:

https://www.livecareer.com/resume-tips/resume-components/objective/product-manager-resume-objective

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/5-reasons-why-you-need-career-plan-now-joya-martin

Assessment Task 2- MANAGE WORK LIFE BALANCE

Question 1

Weekly schedule - Week 1 (08/08/2016 – 21/08/2016)

Weekly Schedule

Student Name

Hudak Erik

Student ID

15014892

Date

08.08.2016

09.08.2016

10.08.2016

11.08.2016

12.08.2016

13.08.2016

14.08.2016

Day

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

12:00 PM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

1:00 AM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

2:00 AM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

3:00 AM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

4:00 AM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

5:00 AM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

6:00 AM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

7:00 AM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

HYGIENE ROUTINE

SLEEP

HYGIENE ROUTINE

HYGIENE ROUTINE

8:00 AM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

BREAKFEST

HYGIENE ROUTINE, SHOWER

BREAKFEST

BREAKFEST

9:00 AM

HYGIENE ROUTINE, SHOWER

HYGIENE ROUTINE,SHOWER

SLEEP

WORK - CAFE

BREAKFEST

WORK - CAFE

WORK - CAFE

10:00 AM

BREAKFEST

BREAKFEST

HYGIENE ROUTINE, SHOWER

WORK - CAFE

WORK - CAFE

WORK - CAFE

WORK - CAFE

11:00 AM

LEISURE TIME

LEISURE TIME

BREAKFEST

WORK - CAFE

WORK - CAFE

WORK - CAFE

WORK - CAFE

12:00 PM

LUNCH

LUNCH

WENT FOR A TRIP

WORK - CAFE

WORK - CAFE

WORK - CAFE

WORK - CAFE

1:00 PM

LEISURE TIME

LEISURE TIME

WENT FOR A TRIP

WORK - CAFE

WORK - CAFE

WORK - CAFE

WORK - CAFE

2:00 PM

LEISURE TIME

LEISURE TIME

WENT FOR A TRIP

WORK - CAFE

WORK - CAFE

WORK - CAFE

WORK - CAFE

3:00 PM

SCHOOL - AIPE

SCHOOL - AIPE

WENT FOR A TRIP

WORK - CAFE

WORK - CAFE

LUNCH

LUNCH

4:00 PM

SCHOOL - AIPE

SCHOOL - AIPE

WENT FOR A TRIP

SHOPPING

LUNCH

LEISURE TIME

LEISURE TIME

5:00 PM

SCHOOL - AIPE

SCHOOL - AIPE

WENT FOR A TRIP

LUNCH

LEISURE TIME

LEISURE TIME

LEISURE TIME

6:00 PM

SCHOOL - AIPE

SCHOOL - AIPE

WENT FOR A TRIP

LEISURE TIME

LEISURE TIME

WORK - RESTAURANT

WENT SWIMMING

7:00 PM

SCHOOL - AIPE

SCHOOL - AIPE

LEISURE TIME

LEISURE TIME

LEISURE TIME

WORK - RESTAURANT

WENT SWIMMING

8:00 PM

DINNER

DINNER

DINNER

DINNER

DINNER

WORK - RESTAURANT

WENT SWIMMING

9:00 PM

WATCHING MOVIE

LEISURE TIME

LEISURE TIME

HYGIENE ROUTINE

LEISURE TIME

WORK - RESTAURANT

LEISURE TIME, DINNER

10:00 PM

HYGIENE ROUTINE

HYGIENE ROUTINE

HYGIENE ROUTINE

LEISURE TIME

HYGIENE ROUTINE, SHOWER

WORK - RESTAURANT

HYGIENE ROUTINE

11:00 PM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

HYGIENE ROUTINE, SHOWER, DINNER

SLEEP

LEISURE TIME =

WATCHING MOVIE

WATCHING TV SHOWS

CALLING WITH PARENTS

CHATTING WITH FRIENDS

TALKING WITH HOUSEMATES

Weekly schedule - Week 1 (08/08/2016 – 21/08/2016)

Weekly Schedule

Student Name

Hudak Erik

Student ID

15014892

Date

15.08.2016

16.08.2016

17.08.2016

18.08.2016

19.08.2016

20.08.2016

21.08.2016

Day

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

12:00 PM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

1:00 AM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

2:00 AM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

3:00 AM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

4:00 AM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

5:00 AM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

6:00 AM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

7:00 AM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

HYGIENE ROUTINE, BREAKFEST

HYGIENE ROUTINE, BREAKFEST

8:00 AM

HYGIENE ROUTINE

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

WORK - CAFE

WORK - CAFE

9:00 AM

WORK - CAFE

HYGIENE ROUTINE,SHOWER

SLEEP

HYGIENE ROUTINE, SHOWER

SLEEP

WORK - CAFE

WORK - CAFE

10:00 AM

WORK - CAFE

BREAKFEST

HYGIENE ROUTINE, SHOWER

BREAKFEST

HYGIENE OUTINE

WORK - CAFE

WORK - CAFE

11:00 AM

WORK - CAFE

LEISURE TIME

BREAKFEST

WORK - CAFE

SHOWER

WORK - CAFE

WORK - CAFE

12:00 PM

WORK - CAFE

LUNCH

MET WITH FRIEND

WORK - CAFE

SHOPPING - Outlet Centre

WORK - CAFE

WORK - CAFE

1:00 PM

WORK - CAFE

LEISURE TIME

MET WITH FRIEND

WORK - CAFE

SHOPPING - Outlet Centre

WORK - CAFE

WORK - CAFE

2:00 PM

WORK - CAFE

LEISURE TIME

MET WITH FRIEND

WORK - CAFE

SHOPPING - Outlet Centre

WORK - CAFE

WORK - CAFE

3:00 PM

SCHOOL - AIPE

SCHOOL - AIPE

LEISURE TIME

WORK - CAFE

SHOPPING - Outlet Centre

LUNCH

WORK - CAFE

4:00 PM

SCHOOL - AIPE

SCHOOL - AIPE

WENT SWIMMING

LEISURE TIME

LUNCH

SHOWER

WORK - CAFE

5:00 PM

SCHOOL - AIPE

SCHOOL - AIPE

WENT SWIMMING

LUNCH

LEISURE TIME

TOOK A NAP

LUNCH

6:00 PM

SCHOOL - AIPE

SCHOOL - AIPE

WENT SWIMMING

WORK - RESTAURANT

WORK - RESTAURANT

WORK - RESTAURANT

WENT SWIMMING

7:00 PM

SCHOOL - AIPE

SCHOOL - AIPE

LEISURE TIME

WORK - RESTAURANT

WORK - RESTAURANT

WORK - RESTAURANT

WENT SWIMMING

8:00 PM

DINNER

DINNER

DINNER

WORK - RESTAURANT

WORK - RESTAURANT

WORK - RESTAURANT

WENT SWIMMING

9:00 PM

LEISURE TIME

LEISURE TIME

LEISURE TIME

WORK - RESTAURANT

WORK - RESTAURANT

WORK - RESTAURANT

DINNER

10:00 PM

HYGIENE ROUTINE

HYGIENE ROUTINE

HYGIENE ROUTINE

WORK - RESTAURANT

WORK - RESTAURANT

WORK - RESTAURANT

LEISURE TIME

11:00 PM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

HYGIENE ROUTINE

HYGIENE ROUTINE, DINNER

HYGIENE ROUTINE, DINNER

SLEEP

LEISURE TIME =

WATCHING MOVIE

WATCHING TV SHOWS

CALLING WITH PARENTS

CHATTING WITH FRIENDS

TALKING WITH HOUSEMATES

Future weekly schedule – Week 1 (22/08/2016 – 28/08/2016)

Weekly Schedule

Student Name

Hudak Erik

Student ID

15014892

Date

22.08.2016

23.08.2016

24.08.2016

25.08.2016

26.08.2016

27.08.2016

28.08.2016

Day

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

12:00 PM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

PARTY WITH FRIENDS

SLEEP

1:00 AM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

PARTY WITH FRIENDS

SLEEP

2:00 AM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

PARTY WITH FRIENDS

SLEEP

3:00 AM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

4:00 AM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

5:00 AM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

6:00 AM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

7:00 AM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

8:00 AM

HYGIENE ROUTINE

HYGIENE ROUTINE

HYGIENE ROUTINE

HYGIENE ROUTINE

HYGIENE ROUTINE

SLEEP

SLEEP

9:00 AM

BREAKFEST

SHOWER

BREAKFEST

BREAKFEST

BREAKFEST

SLEEP

BREAKFEST

10:00 AM

WORKING OUT - RUNNING

BREAKFEST

SWIMMING

SHOWER

SHOWER

HYGIENE ROUTINE

SHOWER

11:00 AM

SHOWER

WORK - OWN A BUSINESS

SWIMMING

WORK - OWN A BUSINESS

WORK - OWN A BUSINESS

SHOWER

LEISURE TIME

12:00 PM

LUNCH

WORK - OWN A BUSINESS

SWIMMING

WORK - OWN A BUSINESS

WORK - OWN A BUSINESS

BREAKFEST

FAMILY LUNCH

1:00 PM

WATCH A TV SHOW

WORK - OWN A BUSINESS

SHOWER

WORK - OWN A BUSINESS

WORK - OWN A BUSINESS

WATCHING TV SHOWS

FAMILY LUNCH

2:00 PM

BBQ WITH FRIENDS

WORK - OWN A BUSINESS

LUNCH

WORK - OWN A BUSINESS

WORK - OWN A BUSINESS

WATCHING TV SHOWS

ATTENDING LOCAL EVENT

3:00 PM

BBQ WITH FRIENDS

LUNCH

GO ON A BEACH WITH FRIENDS

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

ATTENDING LOCAL EVENT

4:00 PM

BBQ WITH FRIENDS

WORKING OUT - GYM

GO ON A BEACH WITH FRIENDS

PICNIC WITH FRIENDS

SWIMMING

CYCLING

ATTENDING LOCAL EVENT

5:00 PM

LEISURE TIME

WORKING OUT - GYM

GO ON A BEACH WITH FRIENDS

PICNIC WITH FRIENDS

SWIMMING

CYCLING

WATCHING TV SHOWS

6:00 PM

COOKING

DINNER WITH FAMILY

COOKING

PICNIC WITH FRIENDS

SHOWER

WATCHING TV SHOWS

DINNER

7:00 PM

HAVING DINNER

WATCHING TV SHOWS

DINNER

DINNER WITH FRIENDS

DINNER

DINNER

LEISURE TIME

8:00 PM

WATCHING A MOVIE

WATCHING TV SHOWS

LEISURE TIME

DINNER WITH FRIENDS

PARTY WITH FRIENDS

HAVING A BEER WITH FRIENDS

WATCHING A MOVIE

9:00 PM

WATCHING A MOVIE

LEISURE TIME

WATCHING TV SHOWS

DINNER WITH FRIENDS

PARTY WITH FRIENDS

HAVING A BEER WITH FRIENDS

WATCHING A MOVIE

10:00 PM

HYGIENE ROUTINE

HYGIENE ROUTINE

HYGIENE ROUTINE

HYGIENE ROUTINE

PARTY WITH FRIENDS

HAVING A BEER WITH FRIENDS

HYGIENE ROUTINE

11:00 PM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

PARTY WITH FRIENDS

HYGIENE ROUTINE, SLEEP

SLEEP

LEISURE TIME =

CHECKING PHONE

WATCHING VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE

CHECKING SOCIAL MEDIA

Future weekly schedule – Week 2 (29/08/2016 – 04/08/2016)

Weekly Schedule

Student Name

Hudak Erik

Student ID

15014892

Date

29.08.2016

30.08.2016

31.08.2016

01.09.2016

02.09.2016

03.09.2016

04.09.2016

Day

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

12:00 PM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

1:00 AM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

2:00 AM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

3:00 AM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

4:00 AM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

5:00 AM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

6:00 AM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

7:00 AM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

HYGIENE ROUTINE

SLEEP

8:00 AM

HYGIENE ROUTINE

HYGIENE ROUTINE

HYGIENE ROUTINE

HYGIENE ROUTINE

HYGIENE ROUTINE

SHOWER, BREAKFEST

SLEEP

9:00 AM

BREAKFEST

SHOWER

BREAKFEST

BREAKFEST

BREAKFEST

ROAD TRIP WITH FRIENDS

BREAKFEST

10:00 AM

SWIMMING

BREAKFEST

WORKING OUT - GYM

SHOWER

SHOWER

ROAD TRIP WITH FRIENDS

SHOWER

11:00 AM

SWIMMING

WORK - OWN A BUSINESS

WORKING OUT - GYM

WORK - OWN A BUSINESS

WORK - OWN A BUSINESS

ROAD TRIP WITH FRIENDS

LEISURE TIME

12:00 PM

LUNCH

WORK - OWN A BUSINESS

SHOWER

WORK - OWN A BUSINESS

WORK - OWN A BUSINESS

ROAD TRIP WITH FRIENDS

FAMILY LUNCH

1:00 PM

ROLLER SKATING WITH FRIENDS

WORK - OWN A BUSINESS

LUNCH

WORK - OWN A BUSINESS

WORK - OWN A BUSINESS

ROAD TRIP WITH FRIENDS

SPENDING TIME WITH FAMILY

2:00 PM

ROLLER SKATING WITH FRIENDS

WORK - OWN A BUSINESS

SHOPPING

WORK - OWN A BUSINESS

WORK - OWN A BUSINESS

ROAD TRIP WITH FRIENDS

SPENDING TIME WITH FAMILY

3:00 PM

SPENDING TIME WITH FRIENDS

LUNCH

SHOPPING

LUNCH

LUNCH

ROAD TRIP WITH FRIENDS

SPENDING TIME WITH FAMILY

4:00 PM

SPENDING TIME WITH FRIENDS

CYCLING

GOING FOR A WALK WITH FRIENDS

SWIMMING

WORKING OUT - GYM

ROAD TRIP WITH FRIENDS

SWIMMING

5:00 PM

SPENDING TIME WITH FRIENDS

CYCLING

GOING FOR A WALK WITH FRIENDS

SWIMMING

WORKING OUT - GYM

ROAD TRIP WITH FRIENDS

SWIMMING

6:00 PM

LEISURE TIME

WATCHING TV SHOWS

COOKING

LEISURE TIME

SHOWER

ROAD TRIP WITH FRIENDS

SWIMMING

7:00 PM

DINNER

DINNER WITH FRIENDS

DINNER

DINNER

DINNER

DINNER

DINNER WITH FAMILY

8:00 PM

WATCHING A MOVIE

DINNER WITH FRIENDS

LEISURE TIME

WATCH A MOVIE

CATCHING UP WITH FRIENDS IN A PUB

LEISURE TIME

WATCHING A MOVIE

9:00 PM

WATCHING A MOVIE

LEISURE TIME

WATCHING TV SHOWS

WATCH A MOVIE

CATCHING UP WITH FRIENDS IN A PUB

WATCHING A TV SHOW

WATCHING A MOVIE

10:00 PM

HYGIENE ROUTINE

HYGIENE ROUTINE

HYGIENE ROUTINE

HYGIENE ROUTINE

CATCHING UP WITH FRIENDS IN A PUB

HYGIENE ROUTINE

HYGIENE ROUTINE

11:00 PM

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

SLEEP

LEISURE TIME =

CHECKING PHONE

WATCHING VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE

CHECKING SOCIAL MEDIA

Question 3

Work–life balance is a concept including proper prioritizing between "work" (career and ambition) and "lifestyle" (health, pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development/meditation). This is related to the idea of lifestyle choice.

How to avoid stress:

Some strategies that can help you look after your mind and body, and in turn help you to better control behaviours that result from too much stress include:

  1. Choose to have a positive attitude
  2. Exercise regularly—aim for at least 30 minutes every day
  3. Take time out to visualise a calm and peaceful place
  4. Develop, keep and use your sense of humour.
  5. Plan and organise ahead to allow enough time to get tasks done
  6. Create a balanced lifestyle for yourself and allow time for recreation and relaxation
  7. Reward yourself when you reach your achievements and goals
  8. Try to worry less about things you can’t control, and make plans for dealing with the things you can control
  9. Get enough sleep—aim for around 8 hours every night.
  10. Be open and honest with people, rather than hiding your thoughts and feelings

Some of the strategies that promote healthy living during my daily life are following:

  1. Drink more water
  2. Get enough sleep
  3. Eat small meals
  4. Prepare your meals
  5. Purge negative people from your life
  6. Purge negativity from yourself
  7. Improve your posture
  8. Bring a water bottle when you go out
  9. Have healthy snacks
  10. Drink fruit/veg smoothies

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Work%E2%80%93life_balance

https://www.qld.gov.au/health/mental-health/lifestyle

https://personalexcellence.co/blog/healthy-living/

Assessment Task 3 – Knowledge question

Question 1

The following is the best strategy in my opinion to measure staff performance in the workplace:

Helpfulness: We love helping our clients, so it isn’t surprising that we’d aim to include helpfulness on a list of team member performance metrics. Joshua Konowe of Konowe & Associates told AllBusiness Experts that helpfulness is a key performance metric at his company. “We ask: ‘Who in your department (or another department) has been the most helpful over the past six months to you and your operational role?'” he said. “‘It is a great motivator, is totally anonymous, and identifies the real doers in the company—not just what management believes.'” Helpfulness is important for fostering a culture of teamwork, allowing your team to perform better when tackling difficult tasks together. It might be difficult to measure helpfulness, but Konowe’s method is a great place to start.

Question 2

Ways of monitoring your own behaviour and personality traits are following:

  1. Gather 360° feedback
  2. Observe other employee reactions while in an activity or conversation with you
  3. Monitor the types of words and phrases used during conversations
  4. Create reflexion journal for each day and review on a regular basis
  5. Undertake regular personality testing surveys

Benefits of monitoring your own behaviour and personality traits are following:

  • Know your preferences
  • We all have our own psychological type preferences, and operating within these preferences typically allows us to be most efficient, effective, and our most comfortable selves
  • Avoid conflicts
  • Understanding your personality type can diffuse conflicts before they arise. If you know you tend to have a knee-jerk reaction when a problem arises, you can adjust this behaviour and be more receptive to the situation
  • Appreciate diversity
  • Recognizing how your personality type differs from and interacts with others’ types can give you a great appreciation for diversity and what it adds to your team, work environment, and company
  • Find the right career
  • Your personality type plays a big role in whether you’re suited for a particular career, how well you perform your daily responsibilities, and even your overall job satisfaction. For instance, if you are very extroverted, you likely won’t fare well in a position where you don’t interact with people. Meanwhile, an introvert probably isn’t going to be as satisfied in a customer service position.
  • Improve decision-making abilities
  • How you make decisions is based on your sensing versus intuition preference. If you are a sensing person, you’re more likely to feel out a situation before making a choice. You engage all five senses to gather the right information. If you’re more reliant on intuition, you will probably make a choice based on instinct. Tend to go with your gut? Try to better assess the choice at hand before making a decision. On the flip side, if you’re a sensing person, don’t over analyse the external factors to the point of paralysing your decision making abilities altogether.

Reference:

http://allthingsadmin.com/administrative-professionals/benefits-understanding-personality-types-workplace/

Question 3

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the learning and development you undertake in order to carry out a current role or move into a new one. Many organisations have well-established CPD activities, but it’s still good to be proactive in order to: develop your current role, achieve greater satisfaction and effectiveness in your current work or take a new career direction.

Components of Professional development plan are following:

  1. Skills or knowledge required: This column shows your learning and development needs based on completed training need analysis and goals and objectives.
  2. Ways of improvement: This column shows the process that can be followed to acquire the skills and knowledge identified in previous column.
  3. Details of activity: Those column shows the details of the activity that must be completed to implement different ways of improvement. For example, course or training details.
  4. Timeframe: This column shows when the previously listed activity will be completed.
  5. Cost: This column shows the price of acquiring the resources to implement or complete the activity identified previously

Reference:

https://career-advice.jobs.ac.uk/career-development/how-to-create-a-professional-development-plan/

Question 4

The acronym VARK stands for Visual, Aural, Read/write, and Kinesthetic sensory modalities that are used for learning information. Fleming and Mills (1992) suggested four modalities that seemed to reflect the experiences of the students and teachers. Those modalities are following:

1. Visual (V):

This preference includes the depiction of information in maps, spider diagrams, charts, graphs, flow charts, labelled diagrams, and all the symbolic arrows, circles, hierarchies and other devices, that people use to represent what could have been presented in words. This mode could have been called Graphic (G) as that better explains what it covers. It does NOTinclude still pictures or photographs of reality, movies, videos or PowerPoint. It does include designs, whitespace, patterns, shapes and the different formats that are used to highlight and convey information. When a whiteboard is used to draw a diagram with meaningful symbols for the relationship between different things that will be helpful for those with a Visual preference. It must be more than mere words in boxes that would be helpful to those who have a Read/write preference.

2. Aural / Auditory (A):

This perceptual mode describes a preference for information that is “heard or spoken.” Learners who have this as their main preference report that they learn best from lectures, group discussion, radio, email, using mobile phones, speaking, web-chat and talking things through. Email is included here because; although it is text and could be included in the Read/write category (below), it is often written in chat-style with abbreviations, colloquial terms, slang and non-formal language. The Aural preference includes talking out loud as well as talking to oneself. Often people with this preference want to sort things out by speaking first, rather than sorting out their ideas and then speaking. They may say again what has already been said, or ask an obvious and previously answered question. They have need to say it themselves and they learn through saying it – their way.

3. Read/write (R):

This preference is for information displayed as words. Not surprisingly, many teachers and students have a strong preference for this mode. Being able to write well and read widely are attributes sought by employers of graduates. This preference emphasizes text-based input and output – reading and writing in all its forms but especially manuals, reports, essays and assignments. People who prefer this modality are often addicted to PowerPoint, the Internet, lists, diaries, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations and words, words, words… Note that most PowerPoint presentations and the Internet, GOOGLE and Wikipedia are essentially suited to those with this preference as there is seldom an auditory channel or a presentation that uses Visual symbols.

4. Kinesthetic (K):

By definition, this modality refers to the “perceptual preference related to the use of experience and practice (simulated or real).” Although such an experience may invoke other modalities, the key is that people who prefer this mode are connected to reality, “either through concrete personal experiences, examples, practice or simulation” [See Fleming & Mills, 1992, pp. 140-141]. It includes demonstrations, simulations, videos and movies of “real” things, as well as case studies, practice and applications. The key is the reality or concrete nature of the example. If it can be grasped, held, tasted, or felt it will probably be included. People with this as a strong preference learn from the experience of doing something and they value their own background of experiences and less so, the experiences of others. It is possible to write or speak Kinesthetically if the topic is strongly based in reality. An assignment that requires the details of who will do what and when, is suited to those with this preference, as is a case study or a working example of what is intended or proposed.

Reference: https://vark-learn.com/introduction-to-vark/the-vark-modalities/

Question 5

Different methods or practices to reduce stress and improve

  1. Start your day with a healthy breakfast
  • Eating a healthy breakfast improves cognitive performance, memory, and attention as well as gives you sustained energy for the work day.
  1. Get up and stretch
  • Jobs often require long periods of sitting in front of a computer, causing neck and shoulder tension and back pain, especially if posture is not well-supported. When your body is tense, that can cause and compound mental stress. Take a look at your desk and chair to make sure you’ve optimized the set up for a healthy and comfortable posture
  1. Don’t skip lunch
  • It might be the first thing to go when you’re swamped at work, but skipping lunch can set you more behind over time by reducing your effectiveness and making you more irritable and fatigued
  1. Stay hydrated throughout the day
  • Dehydration can cause fatigue, headaches, and irritability. Make sure you keep water on hand and accessible throughout the day.
  1. Get the blood flowing
  • Exercise is a key element to reducing stress and improving mood. Even if it’s hard to go to the gym on a busy work week, try adding small amounts of exercise throughout your day, such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator or a brisk five-minute walk during lunch to get some fresh air and sunlight.

Reference:

https://www.looksharp.com/blog/8-ways-improve-focus-reduce-stress

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