Manage Personal Work Priorities and Professional Development

1. What are the key steps to be taken when providing or receiving feedback Explain why these steps are important.

Ans. The key steps to be taken when providing or receiving feedback are be positive, focus on behaviour not the person, be specific, timely, maintain clarity on providing feedback, observe neutrality, ensure it is a two way conversation, and follow up. These steps are important to ensure that the honest evaluation of the employee behaviour will be done which will help to enhance their work (Loftin, Peng, MacGlashan, Littman, Taylor, Huang amp Roberts, 2016).

2. Explain what 360-degree feedback is.

Ans. 360-degree feedback is referred as a feedback process through employees get confidential and unsigned or unnamed feedback from the seniors, co-workers, direct reports, clients and consumers. They assess the performance of an employee and provide information about their perceive behaviour with others (Das amp Panda, 2017).

3.  Explain what each of the four modes of learning are.

Ans. The first mode of learning is visual mode which is demonstrative and easy to learn through demonstrations. Second is auditory mode which is done through verbal instructions. Third is tactile mode which is done by taking notes during lectures and the fourth is kinaesthetic mode which provides learning while moving (Stirling, Kerr, MacPherson, Banwell, Bandealy amp Battaglia, 2017).

4. What is the benefit for an organisation in undertaking a training needs analysis How can doing so improve personal performance

Ans. Training needs analysis (TNA) gives an in-depth learning about the facts related to training requirements of the workforce within an organization. It helps to meet the business needs by enhancing the abilities of the employees (Holloway, Arcus amp Orsborn, 2018). By initiating TNA, gap between the employee skill and attributes needed to perform the assigned task gets reduced which improves the performance of the employees.

5. Define what a network is, and state three advantages of being part of one.

Ans. Networking is the process of increasing the influence of self on others by talking, establishing connections and building up rapport with others. First, it helps in promoting the business or self so that more clients or members connect with the organization. Second, it improves the credibility and reputation of oneself or business units among the large masses which helps in developing greater associations with the clients and consumers. It also helps in sharing information and receiving feedback for various resources like employees, customers, co-workers, mentors and others in an effective way.

6. What codes of practice should be determined prior to establishing or engaging with networks

Ans. To establishing or engaging with the networks, checklist will helps to understand the code of practices and standard which include construction, performance, testing, and labelling and information requirements. For Example In a business, Competition and Consumer Act 2010, Trade Practice Act 1974 etc) is refer as a code of practice and standards. In order to establish the network, both mandatory and voluntary standards need to be determined in an effective way.

7. Explain the principles and techniques involved in the management and organisation of performance measurement.

Ans.The performance measurement (PM) must be in alignment with organizational mission and objectives. It should be implemented across the organization with the help of senior management. It must be organized keeping the organizations functions, plan and budget into consideration. It must be developed in a phased manner with clear set of roles and responsibilities focusing on employee, business and financial performance. The implementation of the performance measurement must take place in a phased manner such that each and every phase gets completed before the initiation of the next phase. The implementation of the different phases must be done by using a cooperative and shared approach so that then development of the PM within the working of the organization will take place with common set of goals and project plans.

8. Explain the principles and techniques involved in the management and organisation of personal behaviour, self-awareness, and personality traits identification.

Ans. The technique like analysis of performance is used to establish a comparison between the current data and the previous employee work data or organizational benchmarks so that the valuable analysis of personal behaviour will be done. The openness to experience technique is used which consists of intellectual curiosity, composite problem solving attributes, imagination and visual interests and others so that facts about self awareness will be known. The conscientiousness technique is used so that the personality trait of an individual to become comprehensive or observant so that personality trait of the individual will be known adequately.

9. Explain the principles and techniques involved in the management and organisation of a personal development plan. Include how this can reflect.

Ans. The organisations plans as well as your own responsibilities and accountabilities.
The personal development plan (PDP) must be based on principles of various organizational actions like creation of an action plan. The action plan must include awareness, values, goal setting features, personal development attributes in reference to profession, learning or carrying out self-improvement activities. It is also highly related to the establishment of personal aspirations, capabilities and learning levels. The increase in the accountabilities of the individual is also attributed by the introduction of PDP in an effective manner. Hence, when the PDP is laid down the personal responsibilities and accountabilities highly help in carrying out the organizational activities in an adequate way. The attainment of personal growth factors impacts the conduction of organizational responsibilities and accountabilities in an effective way.

10. Explain the principles and techniques involved in the management and organisation of personal goal setting.

Ans. One of the five principles of personal goal setting are clarity that is clear goal setting which is measureable, specific within a definite time so that there will be less misunderstanding regarding rewarding of behaviours. Second is challenge which naturally motivates people to accomplish a task. Third is commitment which indicates that personal ownership is necessary for success. Fourth is feedback which helps in gaining clear expectations, adjusting goal difficulty levels and gaining recognition. Fifth is task complexity which includes the complexity and other factors so that task will be achieved concisely.

11. Explain the principles and techniques involved in the management and organisation of time.

Ans. The principles and techniques involved in the management and organisation of time are clear vision, doing one thing at a given time, defining limits, using closed lists, isolating backlog, reducing random factors and considering commitment so that the task will be achieved in a timely way.
Task 11 Advantages and disadvantages of different technologies
Identify the key advantages and disadvantages of the technologies listed below.

Technology Key Advantages Key Disadvantages

  • Word processing Faster, easier in comparison to writing with hand, store data, review or format the documents, can be printed into numerous copies
  • Document loss due to data corruption, symbols not easily accessible, need a computer to edit, not easy to read on computer screen.
  • Database Stores large amount of data, allows common sharing of information, provides quick access, eliminates duplicate information, reduces storage space and provides information security
  • Complex in nature, increases cost, security issues, compatibility issues, requirement of initial training.
  • iPhones Provides app store, provides both hardware and software for the device, large screen size, has maximum optimization
  • Memory not expandable, low megapixel cameras, no customization, high cost, incapable of transferring files to Windows desktop easily.
  • Tablets Portable, les weight, flexible screen, can be accessed with GPS, handy in use, powerful audio recording feature, internet connectivity from anywhere, provides good project presentation features, ideal for conferences, has pen recognition feature and others.
  • Hardware can damage, weak capabilities, traditional keyboard, high cost, small screen, high repair cost, less number of ports and others.
  • Electronic diaries High security benefits, provides easy sharing options, has reminders and scheduling features, can edit, track and update entries.
  • Privacy setting issues, retention and backup utilities issues, compatibility issues,

Task 12 Stress factors

Consider key stress factors for you. List them, and identify strategies that you could implement to reduce them.
Stress Factors Strategies to reduce stress
What am I going to do more/less of
Job insecurity Talk with the employer or Human Resource manager
Poor relationship with colleagues or seniors Talk to the employer about the concern and ask for support or suggestions.
Heavy workload Schedule and accomplish the difficult task when fresh or first thing to be done in the morning.
Tight deadlines List and organize the work in order of priority to complete all the assigned tasks accordingly
Insufficient skills for the job Consult with the Human Resource department to provide adequate training or education
Long hours of work Take care by regular relaxation like meditation or yoga and eating healthy diet so that increase capability to work for long hours
Inadequate working environment Think and make positive changes at the workplace to reduce the stress and ask for cooperation from others.

Task 13 Personal reflection

Consider the reading and activities that you have completed so far in this unit. Assess yourself against the following below. Write in simple corrective actions that you could implement for yourself in future studies. Ensure to include contingencies for when there may be a variance in work conditions and/or work contexts.This is intended to enable you to reflect on your past commitment and to revise any areas for your future. You should include how you can be a positive role model through personal work planningSkill or Knowledge Performance Criteria Actual Performance Corrective Actions that could have provided assistance Justification for use of particular approachEstablishing work goals Plan and complete all activities to reflect unit requirements within time frames given I will try to set my schedule and target per day. Creating a note and Checklist. Checklist helps me rememorise, what I have learn in a day, week or month.

Set and meet own work priorities Use technology to manage work priorities I will use laptop and mobile for setting and meeting my own work. In laptop, I can create my own time table of learning. Such as, Online Calender, web based application to share and collaborate the projects It helps to track each an d every activity in a scheduled and coordinate manner.

Develop professional competence Seek feedback from stakeholders to determine progress within the unit I will try to organising stakeholder meeting by fixing the stakeholder agenda. Using 360 degree feedback, face-to face interview and questionnaire in the form email It helps to get reliable informations about the wants and preference of the stakeholders.


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Holloway, K., Arcus, K., amp Orsborn, G. (2018). Training needs analysisThe essential first step for continuing professional development design.Nurse education in practice,28, 7-12.
Loftin, R., Peng, B., MacGlashan, J., Littman, M. L., Taylor, M. E., Huang, J., amp Roberts, D. L. (2016). Learning behaviors via human-delivered discrete feedback modeling implicit feedback strategies to speed up learning.Autonomous agents and multi-agent systems,30(1), 30-59.
Stirling, A., Kerr, G., MacPherson, E., Banwell, J., Bandealy, A., amp Battaglia, A. (2017). Do Postsecondary Internships Address the Four Learning Modes of Experiential Learning Theory An Exploration through Document Analysis.Canadian Journal of Higher Education,47(1), 27-48.

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