Effectiveness Of Different Development Activities In Improving Personal Performance

Kirkpatrick Model The Kirkpatrick Model is the worldwide standard for evaluating the effectiveness of training. Using this model, businesses can improve on the personal performance of employees. The Kirkpatrick Model uses 4 levels to measure how a personal respond to training through evaluating if the training has had a positive impact on the employee and […]

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How Development Activities Are Prioritised For Personal And Professional Development

Prioritising personal and professional development depends on a number of factors.  Initially, it is necessary to decide which areas are urgent, as to those which are important. A person taking on a completely new role may need to be trained in a specific area before they can be left to carry out the role unsupervised. […]

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How To Implement A Personal Development Plan (PDP)

There are 3 main considerations with implementing a personal development plan (PDP). These are:  putting aside some protected time to reflect and take stock away from distractions being systematic, writing a plan and regularly reviewing it over the course of the year finding at least one person who can act as a ‘critical friend’ to look objectively at […]

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How Different Learning Styles Contribute To Personal Development Planning

Some years ago, a new Chairman was appointed at a company I worked for. He knew very little about the employees of the company. One of the first things he did was to employ a company to test each employee so that he could grasp who each person learned new information. I now know that […]

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How To Develop An Effective Personal Professional Development Plan

When planning a personal professional development plan, both employees and employers need to look at a number of points which they can do so by asking a set of questions.  How is the current role progressing?  Are there any ongoing issues?  Is the employee being used to their full potential?  What additional training is required […]

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Value of Professional Networks and Bodies in Professional Development

Professional networks  Throughout my career, I have needed to build various professional networks, and these networks have been vital in ensuring the growth of any company that I have worked for. Such networks bind together the people that we deal regularly, from suppliers right through to the customer and help us achieve our goals.  Professional […]

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The purpose and benefits of carrying our risk assessment when managing work activities

A Risk Assessment identifies areas where there could be the risk of an accident, and puts in place measures to either completely prevent and accident or reduce the risk of an accident occurring.  A Risk Assessment may also look at other areas of health and safety, for example, identifying employees at risk of stress, sunburn, […]

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The Impact of Health and Safety Legislation in Carrying Out Work Activities in an Organisation

In my industry (asbestos removal and management), health and safety forms a large percentage of the work methods which we employ.  Health and safety legislation is designed to clear set out what is and is not acceptable in any UK workplace, whether that may be in an office, a factory or demolition site. It is […]

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The Process of Developing an Operational Plan for an Organisation

There are several important key areas to consider when developing an operation plan and all of them must be considered before the plan can be put into place. An operational plan must take into consideration the organisations strategic plan. In my experience, there are 5 core areas to consider when putting together an operation plan. […]

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How the Interdependencies in Work Activities Impact on Operational Planning and Implementation

There are three main types of interdependences in an organisational structure: pooled, sequential and reciprocal (shared).  Pooled interdependence is defined as two or more entities being mutually dependent on each other. Such examples may include sharing knowledge and expertise as part of a team, or working with a co-worker to complete a specific project. This […]

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