Thanks to this writing process, my work has improved in a very tremendous way because I have been able to reflect on my work before and after I turn it in for a grade. The blogs have given me a sense of guidance through my writing process strategies. Another strategy of mine that has improved is my ability to conduct extensive research, during WP2 which was our collaborative writing piece, I was taught how to conduct credible research to help me draft for my topic. The research I have conducted during this course has been extremely beneficial to me because I now know what credible sources are to ensure that my research is trustworthy. I have learned where to find the best research through the use of different databases.
Most importantly, I discovered that I learn more effectively when I work in small learning communities. Thanks to the learning community project, I was able to isolate the most effective ways that I learn best. In taking this class I not only learned about how to use the research facilities that are available at Marylhurst, and how to access my map, but also about myself and what it takes to be a learner at the university level. This class pressed me to learn so many things about myself and this is what made this course such an excellent learning opportunity. I also think I am now prepared for the rest of the Marylhurst curriculum.
According to Gallos (2006), the founders of organizational development had understood the pitfalls of organizational life and knew that it needed to be changed. Their efforts had given rise to the organizational and applied behavioral sciences. Organizational Development is a ever growing field that is responsive to changes. There were many changes and improvements that were made over time, one of those changes was the creation of a organization development (OD) plan, this is a necessary tool to use in an organization. It is a way of using the organization's resources to help find and solve problems, expand the company, and become a more efficient entity.
CrysTel Organizational goal is to increase its product line by introducing new technology with the intention to increase the product offerings of the market. CrysTel would like to offer new products on a regular basis and this may impact the organization on a whole. CrysTel's intention is to conduct survey from the different departments. Changes are usually much complicated and harder to manage when they are targeted at the organizational level. Identified leadership and organizational change challenges that may arise during the implementation phase of the change initiative at CrysTel
Leadership training should be broadening beyond the class room training sessions because leadership training changes the mindset of middle managers as practicing the leadership. So organization should develop the leadership skills to develop the leadership mindset along with developing the leadership skills. Teamwork leadership skills be developed and middle managers frequently have to face the teamwork challenges. Developing a leadership mindset will lead to boost their trust, motivation and healthy working environment along with excellent organizational cultures. Regular training and development will enable middle managers to contribute for the wholesome efficiency and effectiveness of organization resultantly it will strengthen the role of middle
These changes ar used to help people within organisations to work together more effectively. Changing structure relates to job design, job specialisation, hierarchy, formalisation and all other organisational structural variables. These changes are ones that need to be flexible and not static to be adaptable to change. Technological change entails modification of work processes and methods and the introduction of new equipment. Changes in this area have been enormous especially in the areas of computing and communications.
Managing strategic activities requires effective leadership. The leaders are assigned with the responsibility of setting goals and making decisions for the company. Impact of leadership styles and management on strategic decisions Understanding, finding and developing leadership is one of the main concerns of an organization. Leadership plays an important role in forming highly dedicated teams. Because of the change in the nature of organization and the complexity in environment, leaders are now facing many difficulties and challenges than before.
(Jacobson, 2010, p. 64, 122, 132). I am glad that I chose to read this book for my group presentation. Overall, I think this book will be helpful to use in my future classroom. I liked that none of the chapters felt over-whelming, and I think I could implement almost any of the activities into my lesson plans. In my opinion, Jennifer Jacobson wrote a helpful book that any teacher and student would benefit from using or
The introduction lays out different basic concepts used in knowledge management (KM) for our better understanding of the topic. Then, the author continues on by touching upon various factors and steps involved in decision making processes. The first section delves into sources of knowledge and the second section explains incorporation of the different sets of knowledge at different steps of decision making processes. Thirdly, the integration of all the factors above is emphasized. All the key components together bring forth 4 different dimensions.
On a personal level, I see myself developing leadership skills in this course. I have felt as though I have learned the experience; therefore I have to practice skills in way of sharing whatever I can and I appreciate the opportunity to do so, too. I am also enjoying the exchange that in class after group therapy runs the feedback given by instructor and classmate as well. I feel that this is a very thoughtful group of students and instructor and I am stretching myself to learn more and share what I have learned. The readings text book is provide knowledge of a basis for support of how to run group therapy and I find myself I have to closely grasp some skills and converted to actions.