Personal and professional development Essay

3110 Words Mar 22nd, 2014 13 Pages
Level 4 Diploma in Business and
Professional Administration

Unit 403 – PPD1

Personal and professional development

Contents

1. Introduction Page 3

2. LO1 – How to plan for personal and professional development Page 4

3. LO2 – How people learn Page 7

4. Conclusion Page 8

5. Appendix Page 9

6. Bibliography Page 11

Introduction
“The most successful nations in the future will be those which develop high quality, skilled and motivated workforces and make good use of them.” Government White Paper (1994)
This object of this assignment is to identify what personal and professional development is, if there is any difference between personal and
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And when these in turn are satisfied, again new (and still “higher”) needs emerge and so on. This is what we mean by saying that the basic human needs are organized into a hierarchy of relative prepotency'. (Maslow, 1943, p. 375)
Within the workplace the very basic ‘biological and physiological needs’ along with ‘safety needs’ are governed by law in the UK and so the higher three needs (Social, Esteem and Self Actualisation) may be realised through learning and development leading to increased motivation and confidence
If invested in and developed, employees are more likely to feel their social needs are met by being part of a team are well regarded and appreciated for their skill set and therefore motivated to work harder to reciprocate which leads to higher production and efficiency. People are able to realise their abilities and potential, take on more responsibility or variety of tasks which improves versatility and prevents boredom leading to demotivation. Staff feel happier if they feel valued and are likely to stay within the organisation.
Learning can be the result of many activities which can include formal classes and training sessions, on the job training and mentoring or self-study. Every time we encounter something new, there is an opportunity to learn and improve skills.
As a result of increasing and honing skills and gaining qualifications,