Transferable skills, once learnt, may be applied in many different situations. The key skills of Application of Number, Communication and Information Technology are examples, Business letter-writing skills, business calculations; the use of standard business software (Microsoft) can be used in a variety of situations and industries – to request information, to apologies for a faulty product, to calculate percentage change, and so on.
Non-transferable skills are narrow skills that are job-specific and apply only to a particular situation. They often require specific knowledge of a firm’s procedures and processes, e.g. a person needs to learn how their particular business completes its invoices and files them. Another business may do this differently if he/she changed jobs he/she would need to learn the new system.
Promotion – judged on ability to meet targets: – Promotion to higher level posts in the hierarchy will naturally increase responsibility and should also bring higher rewards. However, where an employee either lacks personal confidence or the necessary training or experience, responsibility can become a burden.
Managing Performance at Beechwood School: – Beechwood School has always relied on the performance of the human resource. Performance management is about establishing a culture in which individuals and groups take responsibility for the continuous improvement of business processes and of their own skills, behavior and contributions.
It is about sharing expectations. Head teachers can clarify what they expect individual and teams to do; likewise individuals and teams can communicate their expectations of how they should be managed and what they need to do their jobs. It follows that performance management is about interrelationships and about improving the quality of relationships – between head teachers and teachers, between head teachers and teams, between members of teams and so on, and is therefore a joint process. It is also about planning – defining expectations expressed as objectives and in business plans – and about measurement; the old dictum is ‘If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it’. It should apply to all employees, not just managers, and to teams as much as individuals. It is a continuous process, not a one-off event.
How the results from this target and goals setting can inform staff development. During an appraisal system or individual performance review, a line manger can refer to the previous year’s targets and measure the extent to which they have been achieved. The employee can refer to the targets and offer explanations if he or she has fallen short. In a joint review of the year’s work, the manager and employee can agree staff development programmes that might assist. An employee needs the following needs for better organisation performance.
Better IT Skills: IT professions constitute a privileged research area for understanding the relationships between IT, Skills and work organisation. Not only there is a close relationship between technology and skills. IT skills are very crucial for any work place because firstly it is to dealing with computers and secondly it’s a new technology so work can be done faster than by pen and paper.
In Beechwood School, every teacher is expected to have IT skills because they use these new tools such as smart boards and outlook emails as well students who are doing their BTECs requires help in their work, so if a teacher that has good IT skills compare to the one who hasn’t have any are less likely to be welcome at Beechwood School because of lack of their skills. Better IT skills help in better management performance. For example, setting goals, monitoring the teacher’s achievement of those goals that set by Beechwood School, sharing feedback with other teachers, evaluating the students and teachers performance, and rewarding performance or firing the teacher.
Performance management applies to organisations, too, and includes recurring activities to establish organisational goals, monitor progress toward the goals, and make adjustments to achieve those goals more effectively and efficiently. Those recurring activities are much of what leaders and managers inherently do in their organisations — some do them far better than others.
Financial awareness: Finance is becoming an increasingly important part of the role of anyone with managerial duties. With every business decision there is an element for finance involved. Finance departments are realising in order to successful, it is crucial that managers throughout their organisations have a good understating of finance and some of the key techniques and practical tools used by accountants. In Beechwood School, since the budget is being given out by the government but it doesn’t mean that the teachers shouldn’t be aware of it. For example when the government give out budget for Media Studies department, the subject teacher(s) should know that how much money the government has given out and how they should use it in right place. The same apply for all organisations but it depends on the industry. If it is education sector then the teachers should know about finance but if it is hospital then the doctors should know more rather than the teachers.
Commercial Knowledge: All businesses have access to an extensive pool or knowledge – whether this is their understanding of customers’ needs and the business environment or the skills and experience of staff. In Beechwood School it is important for teacher to have knowledge about the sector because without knowledge they won’t be able to teach. Right teacher for the right subject is important as it won’t be suitable for an English teacher to teach Business studies or a Business studies teacher to teach English. Commercial knowledge also gives power and control to the subject teachers to make their own decisions in order to get a job properly done.
This is likely to mean that the teacher or teachers are also responsible for monitoring their own performance. Since the teacher has this power, they are often motivated to work as hard as they can to achieve their targets and goals. The teachers cannot cheat in their targets and goals because it will depend on the student’s performance and results after their exams.
Teamwork skills, management skills, etc: Teamwork has become an important part of the working culture and many businesses now look at teamwork skills when evaluating a person for employment. Most companies realise that teamwork is important because either the product is sufficiently complex that it requires a team with multiple skills to produce and/or a better product will result when a team approach is taken.
In Beechwood School teamwork is very important because teamwork goes beyond individual accomplishments. The most effective teamwork is produced when all the teachers put their efforts in one thing and successfully achieve that. Most commonly these happen in meetings or other events such as multicultural evenings. Therefore it is important that students learn to function in a team environment so that they will have team working skills when they enter the workfare. Also students must learn best from tasks that involve doing tasks and involve social interactions. Management skills in Beechwood School are highly recommended. Any teacher with experience is able to manage day-to-day activities if senior teacher is not available. Management skills cannot be easily gained unless a teacher has had an experience in that particular field.