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 experiences. Journal of Management Studies, 21(2), 169-182. doi:10.1111/j.1467-6486.1984.tb00230.x