Manage Personal Work Priorities and Professional Development

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Assessment tool 2 (AT2): Written/oral questions
Students should answer the following questions in writing.
1. Good Managers know which tasks contribute to their personal effectiveness and thus the organisations success. What role does planning play in ensuring they achieve them? Planning allows management to identify the goals and milestones required to produce outcomes that align to the objectives of the organisation. It also allows for commitment to timeframes when identifying objectives and milestones, identifies those members of the team responsible for achieving specific tasks and it also assists with task prioritisation. 2. Does technology help or hinder us in managing work/life balance? Technology enables us to create efficiencies when accessing and utilising information. If not managed properly technology can intrude on our work/life balance and create more stress and effort than it alleviates. 3. Discuss the importance of continually developing professional competence. Continually developing professional competence is an important aspect of an individual’s personal development as it enables employers and employees to remediate shortcomings in employee skills. Ensuring that professional competency development is supported within an organisation gives employees a sense of value for their employer and they are motivated by the opportunity to reach their full potential. Benefits to either party may include cost and time savings, improved work ethic and improved job satisfaction. 4. Why is it important to develop effective internal and external networks? How do they assist with your work? Networks are mutually beneficial relationships established with other business people or potential clients. Information, knowledge and ideas can be exchanged through formal communication and may provide personal, professional or business support. Building good business relationships through networking can provide access to learning opportunities, a chance to...
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