A week of trials and tribulations with a disappointing end as a poor result came out of it. For the first time in the simulation our team has faced the bad advisor with the picture of the unhappy dog on his bike, as all users of mikes bikes can probably agree with this was a truly depressing moment. The further and further we get through this assignment or team is seemingly getting less and less interested in what's going on. A few people seem to be contempt with doing what we've been doing in previous rollovers but this is not a good strategy especially with the current market we are stuck in. Having meetings with half the team in attendance is also not helpful to the learning experience we are supposed to have from or experience with this mikes bikes program. Sureeveryone has things on and sometimes people can't make the meetings as I have too in the past but It has affected the learning and development that we are meant to receive from this course and is something that needs to be fixed up.
Learning and development are the two major factors that were analysed in one of this week's readings Learning and Developing From managerial Experience. In this paper learning was defined as the outcomes from training and the tricks picked up from the on the job experience. Knowledge is clarified as managers obtaining greater competence or capacity in their overall skill (Davies & Easterby-Smith, 2007). I feel I have experienced both of these throughout my experience of the mikes bikes simulation. Firstly learning when it came to the start of the course and working out how the heck to use the program. I now feel as if I'm in the developing stage as my competence (I thought until this week) in mikes bikes was getting stronger and stronger.
Davies, J., & Easterby-Smith, M. (2007). Learning and Developing From Managerial Work Experience. Journal of Managerial Studies, 169-182.