Professional Goals and Aspirations
Attaining the best is one main goal that I seek to achieve as I serve my duties in the field of management. The knowledge acquired in the Master of Science in Management seeks to prepare me for any complex situations that I may face in management. Anyone can be a manager, but to stand out you have to do more. I seek to build a career where I am not judged by what I studied, but by how I perform. Further, I seek to bring changes in the field of management through research and development of new approaches. This may further encourage me to write and publish articles in the field of management.
In management, one deals and interacts with different individuals. I seek to be involved in an organization where collaboration is a key aspect. The idea of top down management where anything that the top management says goes is not one of the experiences I would like. It is essential to develop interpersonal relationship to bring about organizational change.
Being an expert in a several areas is also a significant part of my goals. The world is encouraging specialization. More opportunities are available for persons who specialize. Specialization also benefits businesses in the sense that it increases performance through identification of resources to use them effectively in the execution of different tasks. Further, I seek to be able to analyze and handle complex situations, which requires specialized knowledge.
I think I would best be suited in the technical management area. This can give me the opportunity to develop new ideas and approaches. Further, this position can help me influence change in different areas in an organization. Additionally, I can be able to influence organizational decisions such as allocation of resources. Likewise, I will be able to improve the financial status of an organization by providing efficient methods of using financial and material resources. As a manager, I want to have the capacity to interact with my subordinate colleagues and superiors freely. Moreover, I would like to inspire teamwork in achieving organizational goals. I also would like to propose new ways of corporate social responsibilities for the organization.
I would like to work for Community Food Bank. As a nonprofit organization, Community Food Bank values teamwork and collaboration. Some of the values of this organization are similar to the ones I have. For instance, management focuses on the bottom-up approach in management (Clorery, 2011). Furthermore, teamwork is highly encouraged, which seeks to improve the performance of the organization. In addition, as a nonprofit organization, proper management of financial and material resources is crucial and this I can be able to achieve as I focus in the technical management area. The employees feel they are part of the organization, and this is through developing interpersonal relationship among the employees and the top management (Clorery, 2011).
My Personal Model of Management as a Support to my performance as a manager
Any job that a person does with passion is bound to be successful. Values become important in the job one does. The ability to collaborate and work as team in an organization is an aspect that will aid me in performing well in this organization. It becomes much easier to share one’s ideas where there is room for anyone to express their ideas and suggestions. Additionally, the idea that the organization is not motivated by financial gain rather it focuses on helping individuals through the provision of food is an aspect that resonates well with my personality. This also indicates that the organization is aimed at fulfilling their corporate social responsibility.
Promoting learning, creativity, sustainability and positive social change
Material support in the form of resources is essential in any organization. Access to resources assists greatly in determining creativity and innovation, thus if the employees have access to educational resources and opportunities they can be able to build solutions to problems that they have experienced while working (Hoegl, Parboteeah and Muethel, 2012). Further, proper financial management ensures efficient allocation of resources to the different departments.
Offering employees frequent training programs and access to short courses can also help in improving their skills especially in the fast changing technology world. Organizations that show concern about their employees boosts their performance. Additionally, the employees need to develop self-motivation rather than develop motivation due to pressure (Hadre and Reeve, 2009). Self-motivation is significant in improving work performance and job satisfaction. Pressure-based motivation may work to some extent, but may not be sustainable for a long period since the performance of the job by the employees may reduce (Hadre and Reeve, 2009). Developing interpersonal skills will be essential in promoting workforce productivity and work interest (Hynes, 2012).
Fostering interpersonal communication skills will lead to increasing employee performance. Developing policies that encourage social responsibility is vital in ensuring that there is social change (Globerman, 2011). Increase social activities for the organization should be a main concern especially in a case where it is a non-profit organization.
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