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Today, the role of the personal development has increased in everyone’s life even the company prefers the candidate who understand the concept of the personal and professional development. As known that everyone has a set of the goal and the objective for their own and everyone has a desired to fulfil them. Here the concept of personal development or growth arises to fulfil the need or the desire of own life. The personal development works as a catalyst in process of achieving the goal and objective. In the following paper we will discuss the various aspects related to the Personal and professional development and also study how it works in the person’s life and organisation’s life as well.
Self managed learning is a process that helps the individual to learn the different things and gain the experience that is the very important for the individual. It is not related to the thing that comes by attending the lectures in class even is the thing which could be learnt by the society where we live or from the company where we works and make the environment friendly. In the self managed learning, there is a big role of the technology that forces the individual to adopt the changes that come in the form of technology and give a chance to the individual to come with the new business strategy and ideas of the self managed learning (Babin et al. 2012). The self managed learning comes with the improvement in the knowledge for the long term and also with the learning techniques. This knowledge and the learning may be used in the personal and professional development later. Hence, to improve the self managed learning, it would be better for the individual that he observes the present situation, analyse the problems in the environment where he stay, make recommendation. Besides this, the different approaches of the self managed learning are as follows:
The lifelong learning includes the learning of the individual to improves its strength and the helps or contribute in the personal prospective. The lifelong learning includes two aspects these are the personal capacity and the usage of the professional context. Following are the ways that improves the confidence and helps in lifelong learning in personal and professional contexts could be encouraged (Bauman, 2013).
Self managed learning gives several benefits to the individual or the organisation such as positive attitude, decision making etc. basically the self managed learning is associated with the learning of the past personal experiences that could be applied on the organisation to achieve the goal. The benefits that are associated with the self managed learning are as follows:
The organisation always prefers the candidate who helps the organisation in achieving the goal and the objective. So the criteria that the organisations follow at the time of the hiring of the candidate are the SMART objective and prefer the candidate who is expertise in the knowledge of the area where the organisation needs to put the candidate. Besides this, some skills such as communication skills, Leadership skills and the time management all are the plus point in the hiring for the organisation (Chinn and Moorley, 2014).
The skills of the employees affect the process and the actions of the organisation a lot. When I try to figure out the qualities in me that can benefits the organisation is the friendly nature, ready to learn new things that helps in maintaining the good working environment. A proper evaluation of my skills and the competencies against the professional standard and organisational objectives is as follows:
Activities involved to excel the skill
Rating out of 10.
Problem solving skills
I observe the situation and try to find out what is right first and then find out the solution of the problem.
As I worked as a warehouse manager in Amazon to there are the various exercise and the activities that helps me lot in the improving the skills of problem solving and in present learning most of things from seniors and studying about it in cases.
Regular maintain to do list. Always check the list in morning and prioritise the time accordingly.
Time management is essential factors for the organisation and always try to follow to do list and also has some time to the interruptions.
Strategy formation and decision making.
As known that there are many factors that surrounding the organisation such as competitors, political factors etc. these factors regularly try to harm the organisation in any mean so it is very important to keep the watch on these factors and make the decision to solve the problem strategically.
Strategic formation is an exercise that cannot be maintained instantly. It need the regularly study of the case and the problem solving decisions.
There are the various activities present into the organisation that excel the quality.
Motivation is an ability that inspires the followers to accomplish the task. The factors such as increment etc, works as a motivator factors that increase the reaction of the process into the organisation. A good leader could also works as a motivator.
The activity that I performed to excel the skills includes the observation of the senior on the leadership’s decision and tries to find out the outcome of the decision taken by on the leadership.
A leader is the person who led the team and tries to accomplish the task on time. An organisation always needs a good leader.
The newspaper and the novel keep my vocabulary strong and I need the improvements in this area.
The good communication is must for the individual and the organisation the good communication skills gives the confidence in the public speech and presentation.
I involve in the activities or the functions organise by the organisation and try to make in contact to the employee of the other department.
Social skills includes the having the good relationship with the other into the organisation.
The skills analysis that is done by me on my abilities and competencies against the professional behaviour and the organisational objective describes the two area where I need the improvement these are the communication skills and the strategy formation. In today scenario, it is very important to present the idea and the view especially in the corporate world. To present the idea the skills that the each and every employee of the organisation must possess is the strong communication skills. The communication skills include both the oral and the written communication in order to send the message to the other. I need the improvements in both communication skills as the oral communication is helpful in present the views or opinion on the topic and the written communication includes the email and the circular writing (Dowson, 2015). These both communications skills have their importance in order to maintain the competitive advantage for both the individual and the organisation and also helps in achieving the goal and the objective set by both the individual and the organisation. Another weak area is the strategy formation, as I have worked in the many organisations and I was also facing the same problem with the strategy formation. As mentioned earlier that the organisation is surrounded by the various factors. The organisation need to follow the rules set by these factors so the importance of the strategy formation is arises. The competitive advantage, high sale, good working environment could be maintained by the strategy formation and it also helps in reduce the negative effect on the organisation.
There are the numbers of the employees work together into the organisation. At the time of the hiring of the candidate, the organisation always prefers the candidates who have talent to meet the goal and objective of the organisation. The main problem that arose is the diversity in nature, culture, sex because of the diversity in region that arise the main reason of the conflicts. This is the basic need of the organisation to remove the conflicts between the employees so that they could get the team work (Galvin, 2014). The conflicts could be removed only by the understanding the culture of each other that could be gained by the good communication skills. The good communication plays a very important role in the removing the conflicts. As mentioned earlier that I am friendly in nature and try to maintain the good relationship with the other employees that makes the people around me happy. The good conduct and respecting each other culture also strengthen the relationship between the employees. Hence the team building and the work could be getting if each and every employee of the organisation respecting each other culture. One of the reasons behind strengthen my communication skills is the taking the part in the team building and perform the task as it also improve the skills for the individual and the organisation too.
The main purpose of the personal and professional development plan is to overcome the weakness of the individual in the given timeline. As mentioned in the above task, my areas for the improvement are the strategic formation and the communication skills. These are the area that needs the improvements from the side of the organisation as they are very essential to achieving the goal of the organisation too. Following is my Personal and professional development plan that needs the time of about 7 months in making the improvement in my weak areas.
Resources to be utilized
Time scale (out of 6 months)
Generally, the news paper, books and the novel to make the vocabulary strong.
Practise through mock presentation and try to present my views on various topics.
Case studies, observations, seminar and conferences.
There are many activities and the processes that need to implement the development plan. First activity is related to the keep the PPD on track. The questionnaires are designed to keep the tract of the PPD plan as it would also help in measuring the improvement or development in the personality. As my weakness areas are highlighted with the time limit so it s my responsibility to accomplish the task at the given time. For that purpose a focussed approach also needed at the time of the development of the plan. The focussed approach would help me the concentration on the task. Besides this the hard work, honesty and respect of the managers and the senior could be helpful in the implementing of the personal and professional development plan (Graves, 2013). Before the implementation of the plan the activity that is needed to understand is the scope of the development plan as the trends and culture of the organisations also keeps changing as the employees working into the organisation changes and these new employee comes with the new trend and generation. So it is very important for me to identify the rate of the changes into the organisation first and then calculate the scope of the personal and professional development plan. The activity or the skills that has the high scope will get the high priority and would be accomplished first.
The activities that are mentioned into the development plan are the most essential and the important activities to me same as the execution of the same activities (Guffey and Loewy, 2012). The documenting is the activity that involved the write down of all the important though of the day on regular basis. At the time of the starting of the personal and professional development plan, all the experience, feedback and the observation are written down on the paper. The benefits of the documenting is that it helps a lot in learning of the things and the experience and the benefits all could be remembered from the one time of revision. Besides this, the gap area between the different activities and problems could be filled up by documenting. I have documented almost all the experience such as the interaction between me and the seniors, advice of the seniors and the managers, their opinions and I regular maintain the documenting and try to write down all the area and the experience that can give me benefits in the implementation of the personal and professional development plan. Besides this, I also noted down the difficulties that I faced at the time of the application of the particular activity or the strategy.
The personal and professional development plan was developed by me at the time when I realise the improvement into the areas where I am not able to perform good. As mentioned into the development plan that there are two areas that needs the improvement these are the strategy formation and the communication skills. As known that I have joined the classes for the improvement in the communication and in my most of free time I do the practise of the presentation and the writing skill through email writing. Besides this I am also practising to improve the area of the strategy formation. The time limit was also set with the activities and skills that is going to be performed by me but I think that the time limit that is set with the activity was not enough as the oral and the written communication could not be improved in the two months as set in the personal and professional development plan. Same with the strategy formation, it is good that the case studies and the observation of the decision making or the strategy formation of the seniors helps me lot but It seems that the strategy formation could not be improved at the time period of the three months (Lane, 2015).
In my development plan, I mainly focused on the three skills which I think needed to be developed and they should become my strengths for bright future. I have given a time scale of 3 months to improve the writing skills and the activities mentioned were mainly related to the reading, but I think that only reading the news papers and article might not be enough for improving the writing skills. I need to to some practice in writing and social media, blogs and preparing the diary could help in achieving this goal (Moon, 2013).
The next skill I mentioned was oral communication skills and after the peer feedback and my own evaluation, it seems that I need to give more time to oral communication skills as they need to be developed in a very precise manner when it comes to professional communication. Hence, the time for this activity needs to be increased. Same is the case with strategy formation skill. Strategy formation is something which cannot be learned in a month and I also need the opportunities to practice the skills which would take some time. Hence, I should try to get an internship where I could learn and implement the strategy formation techniques (Lane, 2015).
Hilton London Heathrow Airport Hotel is a renowned organisation still the organisation has been facing the issue of employees leaving the organisation and switching the jobs. This type of problem could be very serious for the performance of the company as the experienced employees are leaving the organisation and this kind of talent could not be hired at once from the market. Also, the HRM department of the Hilton London Heathrow Airport Hotel would have to go for a lengthy and costly recruitment process to recruit the new employees to fill the vacant jobs and then they have to plan the induction and training for the new employees.
Although, there are some solutions which can be used to address the problem, yet it is the decision of the company management and HRM department to choose the right solution which suits the organisation (Graves, 2013).
Some of the solutions to address the problem of employee turnover are:
It is not necessary that only one of the above provided solutions has to be selected. Some of them could be used simultaneously to address the issue with a better success rate. Hence, I would recommend that Hilton London Heathrow Airport Hotel should go for understanding the employee needs and then find ways to fulfil these needs by rewards, recognition and promotions.
Communication gap might be a reason for the employees’ dissatisfaction and employee turnover problem at Hilton London Heathrow Airport Hotel. Hence, it is necessary to maintain appropriate communication at every level of the organisation. The structure of Hilton London Heathrow Airport Hotel is divided as per the hierarchy levels and there are many levels of roles and responsibilities in the organisation (Dowson, 2015).
The senior authorities can conduct meeting quarterly to discuss with their employees the achievements made by the hospital and how they plan to develop in future.
Since the organisation has hierarchical structure, the horizontal communication style would not suit the organisation if implemented rigidly because in this case the lower level employees would not be able to bypass their direct reporting manager and some of their issues might go unheard (Warren, 2014). Hence, the Hilton London Heathrow Airport Hotel needs to prepare and implement a combination of horizontal and vertical communication style where in some specific cases; an employee should have the right to bypass his direct reporting manager in case his / her problems are not being solved.
The absence of the effective time management strategic has also become an issue for the Hilton London Heathrow Airport Hotel and the employees need to follow some of the time management strategies mentioned below:
The organisation always seeks the candidate who has developed their skill for their own because they know the value of the personal and professional development to achieving the objective and goal and helps the organisation to achieve the set goals. So, with the hiring of the right candidate, the organisation automatically achieved the goal that has been set by the top management. Different solutions to work based problems are also provided using the case study of Hilton London Heathrow Airport Hotel
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