The Assessment Task – Word Count (2,000 words)
“It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones the most responsive to change.” -Charles Darwin –
Change Management is crucial for organisations as well as individuals due to a growing, highly competitive and uncertain environment. A proper understanding of change management concepts is important to avoid uncertainties as well as to adapt to sudden changes.
You are required to produce an individual reflective portfolio for yourself by exploring two themes from the Strategic Change Management module.
(Examples : Planned Change / Emergent Change / Transformational Change / Resistance to Change / Any change management model etc.)
Guidelines for Reflective Writing
What is Reflective Writing?
Reflective writing involves an exploration and explanation of an event. It involves thinking and writing about anxieties and errors as well as successes in your interactions with an individual or when carrying out a practical task. Try to stand back from the situation and be as objective as possible. Although you are writing about your own experiences and feelings. Reflective writing aims to understand the key learning of the theoretical areas and connect those with your personal and professional life to identify the errors/mistakes you have made due to not knowing the theories. The future application of these learning and improvements can be made based on your new understanding.
How to do Reflective Writing?
Reflective writing is a way of processing your practice-based experience to produce learning. It has two key features:
1) It integrates theory and practice. Identify important aspects of your reflections and write these using the appropriate theories and academic context to explain and interpret your reflections. Use your experiences to evaluate the theories – can the theories be adapted or modified to be more helpful for your situation?
2) It identifies the learning outcomes of your experience. So you might include a plan for next time identifying what you would do differently, your new understandings or values and unexpected things you have learnt about yourself.
Language for Reflective Writing:
– First-person (Past Tense) writing to explore your experience
– Third-person writing to provide literature
You will produce a balance by weaving together sections of ‘I thought… ‘I felt,…’ and the relevant academic theories in the same section or paragraph. This is more effective than having a section which deals with the theory and a separate section dealing with your experiences.