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In this assignment, the main focal point is the reflective essay on the basis of analyzing the learning of group members. In our learning, the main task has comprised the business plan that was prepared by our team that title was “Business plan for peach essentials”. To prepare this essay, we have applied a familiar model known as Gibb’s Model. To prepare the reflective study, this model is considered the best and effective model because it helps to cover the learning reflection effectively. There are 6 phases of the model of learning. The first phase is feeling, the second is a description, the third is analysis, the fourth is evaluation, and fifth is an action plan and finally the conclusion. This model is regarded as an accurate model to describe the reflection effectively in several conditions. At the beginning of learning study, this model is useful. It is also useful in changing the knowledge pattern and easy modification (Dye, 2011). But, this model has drawbacks including being ineffective in an unrealistic, uncertain and conflicting situations.
Figure: Gibb’s model Source: Dye (2011)
The description is the explanation of the reflective study along with the data and information (Dye, 2011). Sharma and Devi (2017) noted that the reflector describes the reflection essay on the basis of adequate information. Sharma and Devi (2017) also noted that corporate social responsibility indicates that the actions arranged by firms to increase the welfare of the community. The CSR functions are managed by organizations towards the various stakeholders to ensure peace in economical, social and environmental areas. The main goal of CSR is to increase the suitability of changing business. Most business firms take actions to mitigate the CSR functions but these are not enough. The CSR functions are two types. One is implicit and another is explicit. The social demands are considered in the explicit CSR and community demands are considered in implicit CSR. The key responsibility of the business firms is to maintain both explicit CSR and implicit CSR to ensure the ultimate objectives of corporate social responsibility.
The feeling is the second phase of the learning model of a reflective essay. In this phase, the feelings and thinking are explained on the basis of the reflective study. The reflector explains the feelings and thoughts very carefully to understand the main theme of reflective learning. The human attitude, feelings and thoughts are different from one another (University of Cambria, 2017). The motivation levels are not similar to each other because people have different motivational demands. Business organizations have to understand the process of motivating the different people of the organizations to gain objectives of them (Olsson, 2019). In this phase, the change in attitude, feelings and thoughts of the people are very important. The production of goods and services is the first function and then marketing the products in the market on the basis of customers’ expectations and demands. The proper understanding of customers’ feelings, attitude and expectations help to understand the demand of the customers. It increases the customers’ attraction and profit history of the business organizations. The core competencies of the business firms depend on the effective understanding of customers’ demands, needs and expectations. Additionally, the employees’ satisfaction is also important to operate a business in an efficient system. Therefore, the employees’ feelings, motivational level and attitudes are needed to be understood for making them satisfied and motivated. Motivated employees bring the best outcomes for business organizations because employees can understand the feelings of the customers very effectively. The effective understanding of feelings helps to achieve career plans reasonably and fairly.
The evaluation indicates the examination process of the reflective study. It explains the bad &good experiences of the reflector in an effective manner (Dye, 2011). In the evaluation technique, the manager of a project can be selected from graduates after the evaluation process. Here, the company can select a graduate as a project manager who has completed graduate and has adequate experience in the extra activities. The additional experiences include group and team working knowledge, leadership capability, training in different fields, adequate knowledge about project and project management (Herbert, 2017). It is true that several companies have arranged training opportunities for the fresh graduate that term as an internship program before final recruitment. Here, the company evaluates the performance of the graduate at the time of the internship program and recruits the graduate as a manager. On the contrary, the written examination and viva are also taken as evaluation of the performance of the graduate before recruiting them as final managers.
The analysis part consists of the evaluation and comparison of actual position and opportunities in the reflective study (University of Cambria, 2017). In the analysis section, we are engaged with various sectors and considered the vision and mission of the business to create the business plan. In the business world, the threats and opportunities are changing very rapidly. The business world becomes change due to changes in strengths, opportunities and technological sections. The most important change in the business world is the change in technological advancement. Physical technology is very effective to create, manage and spread business around the world. In addition, information technology helps to manage and store the required and necessary information efficiently (Herbert, 2017). Digital networking technology like social media and the internet help to cover the market very effectively. Creative technologies help business organizations to spread the business in various areas and attract customers.
Internet technologies help customers to connect with business firms with just one click. The business firms also create various types of opportunities in the various markets to retain all customers. Modern business organizations also enter into the global market through various systems including joint venture, franchising, licensing and other methods due to the emerge of globalization. Globalization makes the business world like a village area and makes the world small. Business expansion is very easy in this globalized world. Globalization also helps graduates to develop international knowledge and selects the career as international basis. In addition, the students can start new businesses on the basis of their knowledge skills and other analysis power of students. The students can start a business not only in the domestic area but also in the international area due to proper analysis of the global business world.
- Special skills, knowledge and experiences are needed to engage with the modern business environment globally. If a person wants to be the project manager of a business organization, especially, the graduate must need to perform several actions and he/she has enough knowledge in the business fields.
- A project manager must have problem-solving capability especially the customer’s complaint solution.
- A business manager must have adequate skills for the time management capability to complete the functions within due time. To complete a project, a specific time period is given. Therefore, the project manager has controlled the action plans properly.
- If a person wants to be the project manager of a business organization, especially, the graduate must need to perform several actions including planning, organizing, motivating and controlling all the functions.
- An employee must have good communication knowledge to create communication with the various sections of a project or business organization.
- Adequate academic skills are needed for the employees to complete the actions of the project successively.
- The planning, implementing and evaluating capability are also necessary for completing the actions of the project successively.
- A project manager must have the team building, management and controlling ability to maintain the team members effectively and efficiently.
- A project manager needs to manger the risk level of the project very efficiently. Therefore, a project manager must manage, monitor and avoid the risk of the project to complete the project actions successively.
- A business manager must have enough knowledge about the production system, selling and marketing policy to achieve the business goals.
It is the final phase of Gibb’s reflective essay. It is the summarization of the whole understanding and experiences from the reflective essay learning (University of Cambria, 2017). It is considered as research as well as a report at which the explanation of career planning and career-building is established after completing graduation in the management of the business. From this assignment, I have acquired enough knowledge about the reflective model and I can establish the academic life that helps me to build a good career. I can tell that I have gained success to understand business management. At present, I have enough experience and knowledge in both theoretical and practical fields of business that help me to apply these in my institution. Though I have some drawbacks, I have the confidence to get the opportunity to do an internship in a well-known business and I will get a good job in future.