MGMT 300 – Learning Journal Week 10 Scott Wong- 2651050
Increasing My Chances of Being Successful in Life
This is the final learning journal for MGMT 300. This course has been very interesting and enjoyable. What can I take away from this course? How do I apply what I have learnt here to my entire life? Did I really learn anything at all? The lack of class and lecture times was a very new concept for me. Furthermore meeting in teams made me learn about team dynamics and overall let be build social skills based on team cooperation. Reading the readings each week made me realise more and more the purpose of this course. The whole idea behind this course was to take away something you have learnt and apply to your wider life experiences and therefore learn to become more successful as a person.
Overall this course has made me realise the importance of the critical key that will help make me successful in life or give me the best possible chance of being successful. This key is being focused by setting goals and allocating my time and energy on the things that I want to achieve as stated by the Christensen (2010) article. The reflection and learning from my mistakes (Daudelin, 1996) will also help me elevate my chances of being successful in life because the best way to improve is to critique yourself and take constructive criticism from others (Argyris, 1991). The main idea of this course has been to improve oneself and not to take yourself too seriously. The learning journal feedback by other class mates enables criticism of yourself and your abilities which in turn enables chance to improve your reflections each week and slowly become better. I think Mike’s Bikes was also like this as each roll over had certain good and bad consequences specific for each team which allowed each team to reflect on their mistakes and unconsciously go though each of Daudelin’s steps but also performing analytics (Ability to collect, process, analyse data and implement decisions based on that data is a key factor which determines an organisation’s ability to learn and therefore become successful (Davenport, 2006)) at the same time, which helped a team learn from their mistakes and improve as a whole team functionally.
Overall this course has been a unique experience and I have immense appreciation for the life skills I have taken away from this course. So What can I take away from this course? To help myself become successful in life, I should stay focused on my goals, learn through reflection and take criticism. Did I really learn anything at all? Well yes I did in terms of acquiring new skills on how to approach my life (As said above). The last thing I have to say is that yes I have learnt new skills and knowledge but now I have to implement these things in order to increase my chances of being successful.
Argyris, C. (1991). Teaching smart people how to learn. Reflections, 4(2), 4--15
Christensen, C. M. (2010). How will you measure your life? Harvard Business Review, 88(7/8), 46-51.
Daudelin, M. W. (1996). Learning from experience through reflection. Organizational Dynamics, 24(3), 36—48.
Davenport, T. H. (2006). Competing on analytics. Harvard Business Review, 84(1), 98--107.