Amity School of BusinessPLAN OF ACTION ( Module IV ) Ms Parul Goel 1
Amity School of Business Topics covered:1. Elements of Action Plan2. Construction, Monitoring and Review of Plan of Action. 2
Amity School of BusinessConstruction, Monitoring and Review of Plan of Action. 3
Plan of Action Amity School of Business• “Steps that must be taken, or activities that must be performed well, for a strategy to succeed.”• “An action plan is a specific series of steps taken to accomplish a specified goal. An action plan generally includes steps, milestones, measures of progress, responsibilities, assignments and a time line.” 4
Amity School of Business• “An Action Plan is a tool that can help you identify and achieve your goals. It acts as a guide to help you answer questions, make decisions and plans, take steps towards your goals, and keeps you on track.” 5
Amity School of Business Elements of Action Plan• Specific tasks: what will be done and by whom.• Time Horizon : when will it be done.• Resource Allocation: what specific funds are available for specific activities. 6
Amity School of Business Construction of Plan of• Know Yourself action• Identify Options• Build Your Plan• Put Plan into Action 7
Know Yourself Amity School of Business• Identify your strengths, your values, your employment goals- SWOT Analysis 8
Identify Options Amity School of BusinessGather information about:• Careers and the labour market• Tools and strategies for an effective job search• Training (schools, colleges, upgrading, on-line courses)• Training on-the-job ("learn while you earn")• Strategies for moving to find work elsewhere• Self-employment 9
Build Your Plan Amity School of Business• Use a basic outline to organize the information gathered in Step1 and Step 2.• Identify the steps and resources you will need to reach your employment goals 10
Amity School of Business Put Plan into Action• List Next Steps in order of priority• Enter target completion dates for each Next Step• Prepare for future challenges• Identify need for additional resources 11
Amity School of Business Construction of Plan of action• Clarify your goal• Write a list of actions• Analyze, prioritize• Organize your list into a plan• Monitor the execution of your plan and review the plan regularly 12
C REATIVE T HINKING : Amity School of Business W HAT I S I T ?
Definitions Amity School of BusinessCreative Thinking is … Unconventional Thinking Merging of Ideas which Have Not Been Merged Before Always new perspectives, and extending the frontiers of what’s possible
Interesting Quotes Amity School of Business“Every organization must be prepared toabandon everything it does to survive inthe future” Prof. Peter F. Drucker“The problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them” Albert Einstein
What is creative thinking? School of Business AmityCreative thinking is the process of generating novel ideasand alternative courses of action, no matter how goodthose ideas and alternatives might be.Creative thinking should not be seen as an alternative tocritical thinkingWhen you have recognised a problem, then you shouldemploy creative thinking to produce some options forsolving the problem, then you should employ criticalthinkingIf you haven’t come up with enough options to begin with,then your critical thinking decision procedure mightproduce the wrong result… a dangerous result!
Amity School of Business Think Of The Possibilities… The average human being thinks of about 100 new ideas/day!!If a team of “6” Nurses and Doctors Express All Their Ideas After 2 days … !!!1200 NEW IDEAS!!!
Amity School of Business Creativity boosting techniques Nature of Creativity Creative Thinking Expertise skills MotivationCreativity
Convergent vs. Divergent Thinking of Business Amity SchoolDivergent thinking: the creative generation of multiple solutions to a given problem. In Science and Engineering, this is followed by evaluation of the answers and a choice of optimal solution.Convergent thinking: the deductive generation of the optimum solution to a given problem, usually where there is a compelling inference.
Convergent vs. Divergent Thinking of Business Amity SchoolIs the idea that only one operation will cause to come upwith the one and only correct solution to the problem.Hudson 1967Is the very opposite of divergent thinking.It does not let you expand your mind.Thinking Outside the Box (2004)Mysteries of the Mind
Amity School of BusinessDivergent thinking: thecreative generation of multiplesolutions to a given problem. Is the ability to find Is a problem that could have a variety of many possible answers ways of addressing the problem as well as to a particular problem. a number of solutions, usually applied to the area of creative arts. Guilford (1950) Hudson 1967
Amity School of Business Creative Thinking skills- Unconventional.- Uninhibited.- Risk-taker.- Always looks for new patterns and new combinations.- Inventive.- Extremely curious.- Driven.- Visionary: Michelangelo looked at a large piece of marble and decided to “chip away at everything that wasnt David”.- ParticularIy intuitive.- Rather individualistic (unfortunately …).
Amity School of BusinessMotivation to be creative2 Motivations:- External: expressing your new ideas to others.- Internal: Thinking of new ideas.