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REFLECTIVE REPORT(INDIVIDUAL PROJECT)
ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1MODEL OF LEARNING................................................................................................................1INDIVIDUAL INTERVIEW..........................................................................................................4Learning model............................................................................................................................4Use of other theories for behaviour.............................................................................................5TEAM AND TEAM DYNAMICS..................................................................................................6LOOKING AHEAD........................................................................................................................8Career development plan.............................................................................................................8SWOT Model.............................................................................................................................10SMART Approaches.................................................................................................................10CONCLUSION..............................................................................................................................11REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................12
INTRODUCTIONI am working part-time job in Novikov restaurant and bar London as a waiter. I amenthusiastic trilingual speaks Russian Lithuanian and English. I am well organizing team playerand establish effective working relationship with scope of various colleagues. I am capable ofworking as team member or using own initiative. I am handling cash and credit car paymentprocedures. I am trying position in an ambitious and eminent organization. In this report, I willdiscus different learning models for changing my behaviour. I will look mu career plan and usingswot analysis for my personal branding and using SMART approach for achieving goals.MODEL OF LEARNINGKolb's learning theory has divided in four stages:1.Concrete Experience: learning is very effective for individual and team growth. Thus,working in Novikov restaurant I have experience of organising and arranging services forevents (Konak, Clark, and Nasereddin, 2014). This is the new content of my job position.Thus, for working in organisation I can also handle customers complains and servingfood products. Through preparing various functions get developed my self confidencethat motivate for learning new things. Doing something new and different make growthof personal skills and knowledge of dealing with the customers.Learning is the activity that runs full life whether at work place, home etc. This isthe best opportunity for me to increase understand for using different techniques moreand more. Understanding is the process of include many experiences for creatingpersonal knowledge. I can perform my job role in any situation of restaurantenvironment.2.Reflective Observation of the new Experience: this is known as Diverging. At this stagedefine the process of person thinking and feeling through watching things. My ability isthat I can serve food in large amount of guests. I do not have any experience ofperforming this activity, but after some time continuously learning feeling improve mylearning skills better than other members in organisation. Some person is alreadyperforming well in it.I can learn or feel my experience through repeating or reviewing my thoughts. Ialso have the experience of closing and opening the restaurant on time, this will make meresponsible in my personal and professional lives. Understating conditions in workplace1
developed the feeling of doing something new and different that impact on business ofeatery. Through collaborating with staff members and communicating with customerscan also build my learning quality more than know.All these experiences having in my make me stronger to face any problem. Itwas the preference for logical method, concise. I am not focusing the things; just makeinterest in knowing and understanding new environment or responsibilities. Someexperiences will achieve through watching activity.3.Abstract conceptualization: Another stage of Kolb’s theory is abstract. Through using thistheory in my life I can learn something new and different that helps me for managingcondition at workplace. This will also help me to make my own ideas and thoughts that Ican apply in personal and professional lives. Thinking about my work performance helpin understanding my problems that I can improve as soon as possible through learningprocess. Concept of making new ideas or techniques in business is very effective for meand my organisation. All this stages build me personality better than my competitors; ican handle cash or card payment function by customer. AC is also known as converging;according to this it can resolve issues and problems with specific areas of my job positionin restaurant. Thinking never stop, it will run continuously in every stage of lives.Restaurant is the place where thousands of people arrived daily. They all havedifferent languages and behaviour that will also help me for getting information abouttheir styles and preferences. Thinking makes innovation in thoughts. New ideas andmethod will improve my skills and behaviour. It make me able to make experiment withsimulate, new thoughts.4.Active experimentation: it is the last stage of this theory. Thus, after getting knowledge oflearning, understanding, experience something new and different through watching,feeling or thinking end at the level of doing activity in professional and personal filed.This stage is also called Accommodating. I can improve in my job position through doingmany things at in the end, now are the times to perform through learning or experiences.Doing which is unique and effective. I have the power of understanding new things andtechniques that I will apply when I am doing my job. Now I can analyse other staffmember behaviour towards the customers. Through all learning process make mestronger and capable to faced new experience and challenges in business or individual2
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