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It’s the end of week 8 already. We have 4 more rollovers to complete. It feels great to see that our team is achieving constant growth in mikesbike. But I also feel nervous and unsure on our future rollovers after seeing the falls in other firms in our market. I am looking forward to see peter’s report for this week’s rollover.

This week’s reading by Davies and Eastery-Smith (1984) about learning and developing from managerial work experience got me to think how my team had helped me to learn and develop. To distinguish the difference between learning and development, the reading suggests that learning is a result of some kind of experience, which may cause us to behave differently. Whereas development is building on the things we have learnt.

Working in a team of 6, it offers great opportunity to develop and learn from the people around you. In the first few weeks, I felt there are more learning than development. Learning about the software, learning the effect of each function and investigating the things we need to know to increase the shareholder value. As the semester progresses, we no longer need to learn new things about mikebike but developing our knowledge. It’s like the transition from ‘what do I need to do’ to ‘what can I do to improve’. However during our team meeting, I personally felt that our development has reached a point that there is very little development. This could be we have mastered our role or because we are achieving steady growth, believing that everything is on right track and we don’t need to do much to improve. I think at this stage, the only ways that will lead us back to stronger development is when something goes wrong in mikesbike, which I hope it will never happen.

I have read the comments for my reflections and I am aware that grammar is something I need to work on. I am trying to improve on it as well, I apologise if there are grammar mistakes. :(

 

Davies, J., & Easterby-Smith, M. (1984). Learning and developing from managerial work experiencesJournal of Management Studies, 21(2), 169-182. doi:10.1111/j.1467-6486.1984.tb00230.x

3 Comments

  1. Daisy, grammar is not a problem for this week's piece and well done! Nga

  2. From your journal, I can tell that your team might have experience a relative peaceful journey compare to the other firms. I do agree that we have transferred from the situation when we had no idea of what we need to do to the situation what can we do in order to improve. To be honest, you are quite lucky since many teams have already experienced serious failure. At this stage, it is a difficult situation for you since you feel everything is on the right track and the company has the stable development. It usually requires you to take a further step beyond what we have learnt from university in order to improve both of your academic and team performance. This is the magic of learning- you never stop learning and what we have learnt from university are not enough.

  3. First off well done on having a rather smooth run at MikesBikes up until this point. I do agree with you when you claim that your group has developed to a certain point that little development is foreseen or taking place at this very moment, I think this is due to the limited amount of resources provided for this simulation, which means that once we got a hold of the manual ,then development slows down. One critique is that I think you missed out on the big reading of the week, which is the other one that you did not reference, as many people used that as their primary reading and this as a complementary reading.

    But I think this is a very solid Journal, as you combined the readings you did with your experience.

    Well Done