This weeks learning was useful. From the reading "Charting your company's future", I learned about keeping strategy and tasks simple - which allows for creative expression and flexibility for your workers.
I decided to put this into practice throughout the week. Firstly in our group decision making class - wednesday, we decided to stick to our original, simple plan, after some suggestions made by the lecturer. Keeping the task simple was effective, we weren't blown by the wind, and from a personal reflective point of view, we really gained success and focus within the team. I enjoyed using this simplicity approach to business, and I can see easily how it can be used in many other organizational senarious.
Not only this, but I've been using it in simple context. In conversations, reducing my words used, reducing my time spent talking, and gathering a concise, perfected wording or conversation to speak before opening my mouth, it actually helps me gain success in conversation. Upon reflection, this is similar to our lecturer, which I've noticed also waits before speaking. This ensures a better argument, the ability to reflect before speaking, and allowing a sense of gathering or collectivism within the group conversation. This was also backed up by the use of pausing in conversation being highly commended in the weeks Toast-masters lecture/seminar.
As a resource, I can see easily how this will help me in my future. Future business interviews, CV's, mangerial meetings and so forth, keeping things simple really requires less work on the mentoring side of things, and also allows others to have a clearer or broader level to work with which will allow them to become more expressive within the organizational task. I can see how lack of information could be an interesting senario, as some senarios or serious situations require detail, but I'm confident this tactic will be used effectively and correctly as nessisary.
I've enjoyed this weeks work, currently approaching a dragons den for the Activate/Aiesec group assignment and we are presenting to a group of feedback givers, which may be challenging. Upon reflection, i've realized that the less information, the better. Simply because what they're looking for is consistancy within our work, therefore if we give too much info, there's a chance firstly for information to overlap, secondly more information to be nit picked, and thirdly the chance of getting two things spoken that clash. - We have also kept our written work simple to allow us to become flexible toward the ending or nearer the time of the event as circumstancial changes arise.
Looking forward to this class, and hope all goes well in the challenge of the group work.
Kim, W. C. & Mauborgne, R. (2002). Charting your company¿s future. Harvard Business Review, 80(6), 76--83