Professional Skills Portfolio (PRSK4048) Assignment - Presentation Group

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Professional Skills Portfolio (PRSK4048)Presentation Group Members (GM):GM1GM2GM3GM4GM5GM6Please save a copy on your computer and back it up regularly (e.g. by saving it on your computer / in thecloud (e.g. Google Drive) / emailing it to yourself).1
Table of ContentsPageLearning outcomesTask 1: Teamwork (300 words)3LO2, LO3Task 2: Professional Ethics (300 words)7LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4Task 3:Project Management (300 words)9LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4Task 4: Professional Skills In Action (1,200 words)12LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4Total Word Count: 2,100 words (+/- 10%)All tasks must be completed individually, except for the ‘Code of Conduct’(Part 1 ofthe Professional Ethics), the ‘Gantt Chart’(Part 1 of the Project Management) and theEvidence of Presentation’(Part 3 of the Project Management) which should becompleted in collaboration with your group members.There is one in-class task in this module. ‘Ethics in Industry: In-Class Writing’(Part 2of Professional Ethics) must be completed in your Week 4 tutorial.Professional Skills Portfolio must be submitted electronically.Please download an e-copy of the portfolio from GSM Learn. Please refer to the guidance given in lecturesand tutorials and the additional information and videos on GSM Learn whencompleting each task.2
Task 1: Teamwork [weeks 1 and 2]This task consists of three parts:1.Belbin Questionnaire2.Scoring Key for Self-Perception Inventory3.Written Discussion (300 words)Part 1:Belbin QuestionnaireBelbin (1996) outlines the different type of roles people may have within a team. Complete thefollowing questionnaire to identify your main role(s). To complete the questionnaire:1. In the far left hand columns in each section A-G tick the one, two or max. three sentences mostapplicable to yourself. You may not choose more sentences than three.2. Then in each section A-G in the column on the right,share 10 pointsbetween those sentences (i.e.QN - question numbers) that apply to you. For example, you could give your first choice seven pointsand three points to your second choice if one of sentences you feel sums you up well while the otheronly applies some of the time. In some instances you might decide that there are two sentenceswhich apply to you equally – if this is the case, award five points to each. You may distribute 10 pointsin any way you see fit.SECTION ATickQNWhen involved in a project with other people:Points1.I can be relied upon to see that work that needs to be done is organised.2.I pick up slips and omissions that others fail to notice.3.I react strongly when meetings look like losing track of the main objective.34.I produce original suggestions.5.I analyse other people’s ideas objectively, for both merits and failings.46.I am keen to find out the latest ideas and developments.37.I have an aptitude for organising people.8.I am always ready to support good suggestions that help to resolve aproblem.SECTION BTickQNIn seeking satisfaction through my work:Points1.I like to have a strong influence on decisions.2.I feel in my element where work requires a high degree of attention andconcentration.43.I am concerned to help colleagues with their problems.34.I like to make critical discrimination between alternatives.35.I tend to have a creative approach to problem solving.6.I enjoy reconciling different points of view.7.I am more interested in practicalities than new ideas.8.I particularly enjoy exploring different views and techniques.3
SECTION CTickQNWhen the team is trying to solve a particularly complex problem:Points1.I keep a watching eye on areas where difficulty may arise.22.I explore ideas that may have a wider application than in the immediatetask.3.I like to weigh up and evaluate a range of suggestions thoroughly beforechoosing.34.I can co-ordinate and use productively other people’s abilities and talents.5.I maintain a steady systematic approach, whatever the pressures.6.I often produce a new approach to a long continuing problem.7.I am ready to make my personal views known in a forceful way if necessary.8.I am ready to help whenever I can.5SECTION DTickQNIn carrying out my day-to-day work:Points1.I am keen to see there is nothing vague about my task and objectives.62.I am not reluctant to emphasise my own point of view in meetings.3.I can work with all sorts of people provided that they have got somethingworthwhile to contribute.34.I make a point of following up interesting ideas and/or people.15.I can usually find the argument to refute unsound propositions.6.I tend to see patterns where others would see items as unconnected.7.Being busy gives me real satisfaction.8.I have a quiet interest in getting to know people better.SECTION ETickQNIf I am suddenly given a difficult task with limited time and unfamiliarpeople:Points1.I often find my imagination frustrated by working in a group.12.I find my personal skill particularly appropriate in achieving agreement.3.My feelings seldom interfere with my judgment.4.I strive to build up an effective structure.5.I can work with people who vary widely in their personal qualities andoutlook.56.I feel it is sometimes worth incurring some temporary unpopularity if one isto succeed in getting one’s views across in a group.7.I usually know someone whose specialist knowledge is particularly apt.8.I seem to develop a natural sense of urgency.44
SECTION FTickQNWhen suddenly asked to consider a new project:Points1.I start to look around for possible ideas and openings.32.I am concerned to finish and perfect current work before I start.3.I approach the problem in a carefully analytical way.34.I am able to assert myself to get other people involved if necessary.5.I am able to take an independent and innovative look at most situations.6.I am happy to take the lead when action is required.47.I can respond positively to my colleagues and their initiatives.8.I find it hard to give in a job where the goals are not clearly defined.SECTION GTickQNIn contributing to group projects in general:Points1.I think I have a talent for sorting out the concrete steps that need to betaken given a broad brief.2.My considered judgement may take time but is usually near the mark.53.A broad range of personal contacts is important to my style of working.4.I have an eye for getting the details right.25.I try to make my mark in group meetings.6.I can see how ideas and techniques can be used in new relationships.7.I see both sides of a problem and take a decision acceptable to all.38.I get on well with other and work hard for the team.Part 2: Scoring Key for Self-Perception Inventory1. Transfer your points’ allocation from the seven sections of the Self-Perception Inventory to theappropriate boxes below. The pre-printed numbers in the grid refer to the question numbers (QN) ofeach section. For example, if for Section A you allocated seven points for question 6 and three pointsfor question 1, you would place them in the columns RI and IMP, respectively.SHCOPLRIMEIMPTWCFQNPointsQNPointsQNPointsQNPointsQNPointsQNPointsQNPointsQNA3.
G5. Once you have allocated all your points, total each column. The highest two totals represent yourprimary and secondary preferred team roles. Highlight them.6
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