In this Session, you will learn about three key aspects of performance improvement.
The importantance of continuously improving your own performance
Describing ways of improving your own performance
Identifying different career paths available.
What you will learn
The learner will:
1. Understand the purpose of improving own performance in a business environment and how to do so
The learner can:
1. Explain the purpose of continuously improving own performance in a business environment
2. Describe ways of improving own performance in a business environment
3. Identify different types of career pathways that are available
What job do I want in the short, medium and long term?
You could take on more managerial responsibilities in your current role by becoming a team leader, supervisor or manager. This way, you move up the organisational hierarchy. Alternatively, you could specialise in a particular area, such as sales, finance, personnel or IT. With a specialism you can seek training and experience in order to develop greater expertise.
Where do I want to do that job?
Many people seek to develop their career in the organisation they are currently employed in. There are, however, many options and possibilities. You might want to work in a particular sector or industry, for example. Or your circumstances and field of work may require that you move to a different city, or even a different country. Your preferences will have a significant influence on your career path. Here are a few examples:
A supermarket worker wants to retrain as a police officer
An editor in Leeds wants to move to a better-paid job in London
A production line worker wants to progress to team leader, then supervisor
A finance assistant wants a more senior role but this requires training.
How do I get from where I am to where I want to be?
Once you have a clear idea of what you want to do and where you want to do it, you can start to work out how you can get from where you are to where you want to be. The bigger the gap between where you are and where you want to be, the more complex the career path you will have to take.
It often helps to get advice on how to develop a career. People wanting to stay within their current organisation will benefit from advice from line managers and personnel specialists. Libraries, recruitment organisations and educational establishments also provide career guidance.
Session 7: Problems at work
In this Session, you will learn about three key aspects of