Leadership start from somewhere and this class has shown me that management can be that leadership. It start with basic idea and can grow. Planning and strategy help with everything we do today. This class was an eye opener for me to see the different level of management and too grow as a manager. I will use these skill for my life time to achieve the goals and to plan for the future.
In the course of taking this class and through the activities done in this class I learned a lot about the new career path I have chosen because of this class and I have also learned a lot more about myself as a person overall. If it were not for this class I probably would not have found my major as quickly as I did this year I would have gone through trial and error before finding the major I have declared and plan on keeping if all goes well. In this class we took the Meyers Briggs Personality tests and the results I got from taking this personality test were not surprising, I already had a basic idea of what most of my personality traits would fall under before taking the test. So I think my results of the Meyers Briggs personality
Amazingly all these ideas were exactly applicable. Perception checking is one of the things that I believe the most. As I looked back, I found tones of different times where I could have used perception checking to over come my problems. While interviewing Atif Alam about the team work that is done at his work place and he replayed some very obvious answer and all his experience in work were the same as we have discussed in our class discussion. But there was another point that I felt was very important appreciation of ideas inside the group.
This class gives us the lecture part and the real world project. This is a very valuable experiences that I have gained from taking this class. I can definitely using all the technical and project management skills that I learn from this class and apply it to my future careers when dealing the project management and SDLC. Our overall project was a well working prototype that we deliver to our client. We know that this is many more that we can do, but we didn't have enough time to complete in a semester time frame for her bigger vision of the scope.
What I plan to discuss for this learning journal is the Organizational Change Game and impression that it left on me after playing it. I really loved playing this game because it gave us the chance to put things together and do a simulation of the things we have been learning about in class. We were given the opportunity to take on the role of an organizational development consultant and go into an organization to try and implement a new change. We learned in class that change takes time, and that in order for change to take place, people have to be on board. Our goal was to get as many people to adopt our new innovation.
I think the professor helped us feel like we had some control in the sense that we each moderated a week of discussion. For this moderation assignment, we had pretty free authority to get innovative in terms of our presentations, videos, and other articles we shared. I chose to do a Prezi instead of PowerPoint for my presentation beca... ... middle of paper ... ...feel they are actively participating, rather than just observing and listening. During our posts we get to know each-other in a much deeper way. I enjoyed this section of the class, because I can share my thoughts with everyone without being interrupting, in a respectful way, and I receive the same kind of respect from my peers.
For instance, one of our meetings was about selecting a topic for the final team project, as a group we discuss among ourselves what ideas are good and we fully go deep in details. Communicating with one another helps each of us get different opinions and ideas from one and another, where we can be more creative as team. “We don’t send meaning; we create it based on our experiences, background, and culture” (Beebe & Masterson, 2014). We communicate like this because we can understand on how each of us think and hearing from each member in the team
Furthermore, the assignments we were assigned throughout this course has helped me put all these new skills I have learned into practice. My Learning Experience The assignments assigned from week 1 to 4 consisted of writing memos, application letter, resume, instructions, and a description of a technical object. As I did each assignment I learned something new that I didn’t know before, and also what I needed improvement on. As stated before, I never knew how important it was to analyze an audience prior to writing any type of document. This is an important technique to be aware of as it allows for effective communication in the workplace.
The foundation had a very strict name verification procedure in which I needed ... ... middle of paper ... ...ion are very friendly, willing to answer any questions about a task, and are very good at helping a new person understand the whole work process, which helps someone to understand the importance of their individual tasks and makes them feel like part of a team. I will be working for this employer again next quarter and am going to be able to complete my co-op experience at the Clark College Foundation. I would definitely work for the foundation in the future as a regular employee if I were given the opportunity. Working for the Clark College Foundation has given me valuable job experience and I now that I have a better understanding about the kind of tasks that may be required of me in the future. Someday when I do reach my goal of becoming an administrative assistant I hope to apply some of the things that I have learned from this experience to my future career.