Tutor profile: Rob A.
Subject: Professional Development
What can a person do to improve their overall level of professional development?
Creating a detailed implementation plan is crucial for increasing the overall level of professional development. The plan needs to include the topics / areas to be focused on along with a projected project timeline. Key milestones to be achieved should be included within the timeline to ensure progress can be monitored and verified as the plan is executed.
How can the comprehension level of message receiver be increased?
A message can be better comprehended by a receiver if the following steps are implemented: 1) Ensure the message is concise and focused. Breaking a larger message up into a more manageable series of messages may be appropriate. 2) Match the message delivery channel to the purpose of the message. Items such as message complexity, tone and complexity level need to be considered when deciding how to deliver a message. 3) Understand the comprehension capacity of the message receiver. Overall workload, schedule availability and familiarity with included subject matter are all items that can impact comprehension capacity.
When instituting a new corporate initiative, especially one that will require employees to change behavior or processes, how can you minimize disruption to the business?
Change management requires a well defined execution plan with a focus on employee communication. Change is often scary for people and the execution plan needs to account for this. Keeping open lines of communication - utilizing a mix of communication channels - is key to helping employees embrace your new initiative. The communication should be informative and honest while employing a scheduled delivery cadence.