Reflection Paper On Personal Learning

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2945 words

Personal Learning Reflection Paper

One of the main courses of this semester was to learn various organizational behaviors that are conducted in real business environment. By learning this course, we could understand our future colleagues and ourselves better. Throughout the semester, every week Ashley Hughes gave us an interesting lecture about different topics of oranisational behaviors. Along with the weekly lectures we also had a group presentation that gave us the opportunity to apply the lessons and techniques learnt in our professional and personal lives.During the course of this semester, Organizational Behavior has highlighted numerous topics, which concentrated on investigating the impact that individuals, groups and structures have on behavior within an organization and how their behaviour affect the performance of the organizations for the purpose of applying such technique towards improving an individual’s or an organization's working effectiveness (Jontymagicman, 2012). In this reflection paper, I will discuss the essential areas of organizational behavior: the influence of motivation, managing change and individual learning at an organization.

Motivation, as defined in class, is the energy and commitment a person is prepared to dedicate to a task. In most of organisations, motivation is one of the most troublesome problems. Motivation is about the intensity, direction and persistence of reaching a goal. During the class, we have learned a substantial theories of motivation and many theories of motivations are used in real business. Each theory seems to have different basic values. But, they all have been analysed for one reason, recognising what motivates and increases the performance of employees. Ident...

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In this essay, the author

  • Explains that ashley hughes' course, organizational behavior, focused on studying the impact of individuals, groups, and structures on behavior within an organization and how their behaviour affect the performance of the organizations.
  • Explains how cialdini's six principles of persuasion are useful in real life, explaining tricks of influencing others.
  • Explains that the way we act, think, and communicate should consult the theory of social proof. they recommend building a personal relationship with clients by sharing their common preference.
  • Explains that a successful company should have logical reward systems, reasonable job designs that highly motivate its employees, expect staff members to manage themselves and transform its controlling leadership into empowering leadership.
  • Explains that people from different cultures may have different opinions towards empowering leadership.
  • Explains the influence of psychological empowerment, intrinsic motivation, and creative process engagement on employee creativity.
  • Explains that motivation is about the intensity, direction, and persistence of reaching a goal.
  • Explains the four drive theory, which describes human motivation as a set of dynamic, interacting needs that are written in our gene.
  • Explains that communication is essential for effective functioning in every part of an organization. the ability to communicate effectively ranks as the most important skill for new hires.
  • Opines that face-to-face networking is more effective than phone calls and emails. respect is earned by hard-work, ability and communication.
  • Explains that empowering leadership is the process of implementing conditions that enable sharing power with employees by delineating the significance of the job, providing greater decision-making autonomy, expressing confidence in the employee’s capabilities.
  • Opines that empowering leadership requires finding the balance between control and freedom.
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