Discuss about the Management Perspectives.
Professionals and companies have now realized the importance of personal SWOT analysis for personal development. Personal development is a major step in making yourself more appealing to the clients and the employers. Personal SWOT analysis helps in creating a self-image and boost personal confidence. Different people apply various methods to stand out in organizations in order to create a professional image, either to earn a top management seat or to be more appealing to the top management (Leone, 2013). However S.w.o.t analysis is a powerful aspect that can uncover new opportunities and strengths which were not discovered. Even though it is mainly used in business it can be used to assess personal strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats too. Self-analysis is considered one of the hardest analysis because it's about analyzing one personal attributes but it plays a vital role in personal progress because it helps to learn about himself which can impact positively to the organization.
This data was collected through personal auditing and SWOT analysis questioner in order to come up with exact information about my personal strengths and weaknesses. However, using of personal audit has helped me understand some points about me.
My personal traits include being creative and innovative as well has to have an outstanding communication skills both verbally and written. There are parts that enable me to be more efficient and more effective in my personal ways compared to my peers like the fact that I can manage multiple tasks and projects at the same time. Being open minded in many respects is an easier way in adapting to new opportunities and situations. Adaptation is critical to the changing world and changing organizational dynamics in forming, creativity, innovation and advancement of my career and the future of the organization. My innovation gives me a chance to stand out due to advanced knowledge which intensify my quality at my workplace. Creativity and innovation is amplified by my education level and abilities which help me in advancing ahead of my peers and competition having an upper hand in my career (Stout, Fairley 2013).
My personality is more like of an organization realizing new product or service because I focus more on having good quality resources which will positively impact myself and my organization. Though my personal resources don't run particularly high in quantity but having them as high resources is more important. My bosses at our company believe am a good team member who has to achieve his targets within a set target of time Kerzner, (2015). They have also believed highly in my working hard particularly in my line of duty and my high communication skills which has resulted being awarded the company ambassador to represent them in events. They also believe that I have to meet my targets as I was the only person who had achieved the highest key performance targets. Achievements like this build my personal image and raise my career higher hence making me proud of my personal traits. I believe my colleagues view my strengths as my social skills. However, I believe that I have a strength in my ability to adopt skills
One of my key resource lies in my education and my level of experience in my field. Resources become capital in the competitive field because the more resources you have, the better chance you have for biting your competitors in your field career and out driving your competitors. Education is the primary source of a competitive resource, therefore, knowledge becomes essential in one's success of his career. My ability to use my education and knowledge in my career becomes the primary source of my success.
Weakness area the internal personal negative attributes therefore becoming inevitable when dealing with a competitive environment. However, weaknesses are the draw backs that hinder the ability of an organization in implementation of strategies towards achieving its targeted goals. Organizational weakness have no difference with personal weakness because they are also factors that hinder me from achieving my personal targets. Weaknesses can also be describes as positive factors which your competitors have over you. My weaknesses mainly lie in my social skills and over commitment to my ways. It leads me to tricky situations because the moment I follow something I believe to the best therefore being unable to change directions and become fixed to one thing. Over commitment may seem like strengths but it becomes a weakness when a mistake has been done and it's realized late. The moment I realized have made a mistake it demotivates me to continue with the project at hand. Commitment is good but becomes harmful when done too much (Dammam & Indani 2015).
Overcoming commitments becomes difficult if it's a habit which you have to deal with in everyday basis therefore opting to avoiding them all. Avoidance is not always an option but it assists in staying away from the negative situations. I have a weakness of being shy actually when in large crowds I tend to become nerves this occurs when having a presentation I feel like am not giving my best but after am familiar with the crowd I become comfortable. I am not much of a leader but my colleagues think am a good leader. However weakness is improved gradually because doesn't happen in a clique of a second. I believe it's good to be aware of your weakness because you can use that to beat the competitor.
Threats are obstacles that stand in the way of accomplishing personal goals which may also be described as factors that affect negatively the abilities to compete with others. Some threats are common like opposition of competition, external obstacles at the palace of work and other internal struggles. I always face challenges in my path to my targets. However, the largest challenge becomes competition in my lane of career. The other main issue is finishing my education due to the many responsibilities in work. The changing technology is also a great factor in personal career and keeping up with it becomes a challenge. My career is in business management and I work at Samsung technologies were we have to keep at per with the evolving times and technologies. The organizations looks for people who are have high educational levels but others may not be conversant with the technologies (Hood, 2013).
Opportunities are the situations that present new and existing possibilities of exceeding existing targets. Opportunities are off different natures. It can be losing one resource to gain another better resource. Other forms of opportunities are personally created. Some opportunities may be noticeable while others may be difficult to notice them which may include education and social interaction. Some opportunities may be created through elimination of some weakness. For example my form of leadership given a chance I would eliminate it and replace with a brand new area of my career which would be more explorative (Gould, 2012).
However, in my career, there exist different opportunities, which need to be explored but mainly the ones which are created. My education is one of the opportunities which need to be explored because it gives me a choice of either doing well or choosing not to do. It may take an additional class to be ahead of my career and have a higher chance than my fellow colleagues, and I be ahead of my competitors. My primary strengths include being open-minded and creative, but this can is achieved when am given the opportunities and resources necessary. Opportunities which I face include my education and other career opportunities that I can create in chase of my goals.
Use of Three Naturally Occurring Data
When undertaking conversations, my main analysis focuses on how I make social actions through my communication. Conversation analysis is a form of investigating the structure and the processes of interactions. I mainly focus on talking with the integration of verbal and nonverbal aspects. The main function is how I take turns in talking and how prior actions shape the conversation. I usually use communication in communication and understanding the emotions and behind the communication. I use communication to glue and deepen connections to improve on team work and problem-solving, therefore, being able to communicate even negatively without causing conflicts or destroying trust (Bauer, 2012).
I usually use emails as a form of communication because it is highly communication tool at the work place. It is relatively a new form of communication because I can print out and it stays as soft copies hence becoming easily retrievable. However, miscommunication easily occurs when people have different expectations about the emails. Although face to face communication cannot replace it, it can cover many areas of business. I have used emailing to contact my bosses and colleagues which have been effective. However, sending emails need to be used proper etiquette so that the information may stand out. Face to face interaction are important in sustaining a corporate culture. A physical artefact provides evidence that an unproven worth is hardwired into an organizational culture. I love stories; I always use them to get a feel of the culture (Hoyle, 2015).
Assessment of Personal Strengths and Weaknesses
According to my results, my leadership skills are predominately participative because I have the ability to work with groups and attain the targeted goals. One of my biggest strengths I that am hard working, and I share a sense of responsibility, I manage my time well, I am responsible, and I meet my targets. I am a great team player and trust worthy person when given a responsibility and have the capability of giving my instincts in in difficult situations. According to my previous work manager, he used to praise me for my hard work and even gave me a team leader position (Gould, 2012).
My weaknesses is that focus so much on the task given at hand, I put my all and when disrupted I tend to lose it all. This occurs in times when I have made a mistake and becomes so hard to start again because I tend to get demotivated when I don't attain my target or when I have to start over again. The other weakness is that I easily get hurt when someone does not recognize my efforts or disregards my efforts especially when am working on a project. When accused of failure while I had dedicated all my efforts demoralizes me and can even cause mental stress. The other weakness I have is that am always attached to my work and projects leading to getting emotional. However, this is still a strength according to my work mates because I put my all on the duty at hand (Leone, 2013). My strengths and weakness keeps me going because I always believe that there is a room for continues improvement. I rate myself by conducting my own audit at work so that I understand where I stand in the organization
I always keep high standard of office etiquette at my work place. My colleagues say that I am collaborative because I always work well in teamwork this is because I respect everyone's ideas and likes to learn through others. My bosses always tell me am responsible because I always prepare before a project. I gather my tolls well and become ready for the task ahead. Some say that am very confident because of good communication skills and am always chosen to represent the company in different events and occasions. My confidence is reflected in the previous audits held at our organization where I have never reserved any major non conformity of my department. I have always believed in excellence in my actions. According to Hoyle (2015), continuous and self-development is the process of building personal competences and realizing new potentials. I will have to increase my self-development through enrolling to classes to improve on my competences. Nothing can be done to bring success unless it's planned and organized in a systematic way. Personal development can be used to improve my career goals hence bring personal enrichment and improve the organization as well. To attain my short and long team personal aims, I have to improve on my weakness and develop a system to improve also on my strengths. However, I can achieve this targets by pushing myself towards dedicating more time to my college work. I will also be more effective in the way I plan my schedule at my workplace (Kerzner, 2015).
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