1. What Characteristics do you believe a positive role model in the workplace should demonstrate?
A positive workplace should demonstrate the following 10 characteristics according to Cox(2002)
1. Uncompromising integrity
3.Good at working priorities
5. A committed and dedicated hard worker
6. Unorthodox and creative
7. Goal Orientation
8. Inspired and contagious enthusiasm
9. Staying level headed
10. A desire to help others grow and succeed
2. Describe a person you have looked up to as a positive role model. What qualities in them did you admire? What made them a suitable role model? What did you learn from them?
He divides his days equally between trouble shooting, new projects and promoting his businesses(12). He is considered being a genius at handling and preparing PR activities and is never afraid of being in the front line of it, to bring maximum momentum to the PR event
He is definitively a relationship-oriented leader who is good at aligning people and giving them emotional support and encouragement. He seems to fall into the segment of being a participative and consultative leader. His very strong charisma seems to make anyone listen and follow him
3. Can a person be a positive workplace role model if they are poorly organised and do not operate effectively?
One of the role of the leader is to prepare people and organise them to work effectively in order to achieve organisation goals. A role model sets a good example for others to follow. Therefore it is important to have these two qualities to to achieve a positive role model.
Assessment Activity 2
1. How would you ensure that your personal work goals reflect the organisations plan and you own responsibilities? Do not limit your ideas to those provided in the text.
Organisation and personal goal need to go hand in hand. Therefore it is necessary to ensure that every step which is undertake go parallel with the organisation goal. This can be done by proper Goal Setting and realistic goals.
-The Goal setting should express at least 90% success of organisation
- Precise stating actual time period for the completion
- Priorities focusing on the one which is of greater importance
- Written format easy to understand
- Breaking up of Complex structure so as can be accomplished easily in parts.
2. A member of your team has presented you with their work goals for the next quarter. You are surprised to see that they all focus on this person pursuing a particular project that they raised with you last month. You need to have this person working on the new product launch and you cannot see how they will have time to spend on a project that does not contribute in any way to the new product getting to market.
What strategies could you use to help the team member understand the goals of the organisation and the team, and realign their work goals to reflect the organisation's plans and goals?
The following are some of the ways by which can get importance in the new project:
-In order to explain about the new project to the team member it would be beneficial if a plan is designed with numbers as it would have a greater effect in explanation and this would try to attract the team members attention
- Discussion with the team member and stating the importance of new project requiring his attention would be beneficial by having a conference so as can be discussed by, a large group of the team members.
- Delegation of existing work (responsibilities)so as attention can be focused on the new project.
- Work Balance card or Balanced score sheet in which the two project...