126 days to go….

These next 4 months are the most grueling in the short term, but incredibly rewarding in the long term. With the internship for 20 hours, the daunting job hunt in a recessionary market, a thesis dissertation and 4 modules, along…

...read more
Post by |

Day 5: How long does it take to effect CHANGE?

Every day starts as a challenge, but by the end, the sun has been shinning brightly. However, today the sun did not shine too brightly.

Today’s theme was ‘Teamwork and Process’.

We started the day with an ‘Object’ activity, namely designing a product, its use and benefits as a team. This activity was followed by a Process and Quality Control presentation. Afterwards, we took the participants through a visual process of how requests move through the organisation and where the blockages could be and how quality control could support their efforts utilising their limited resources more efficiently. This exercise was most useful as it allowed the participants to see the steps involved, and the interactions between the different departments, as well as give all a better understanding of the over-all process. Following this activity, each department then discussed where they could streamline their own processes and came up with suggestions for better internal quality control systems as well as external ones.

The workshops are proving to be successful, however, it is a challenge to get senior management committed to the process and to ensure that they are present during the workshops. There is much resistance to change, time management and carrying out commitments.

So I guess for Team ROM, we too are going through a process and look forward to seeing what magic will be created from this…….

...read more
Post by |

Day 4: No Power naps.. just power production

Team ROM

Today’s theme was ‘Communication and Teamwork’.

Time management seems to be a challenge for our participants, as we were meant to start at 9am, but actually only started at 9:45. Also, breaks that are meant to be 5-15 minutes end up being 30-40 minutes. Saying that they will commit to change seems to be different from honouring their commitment to change.

Today’s workshop began with an ‘Effective Communication” presentation, which was followed by a problem solving card game activity. This game was intended for the participants to utilise these effective communication skills and to solve the problem as a team. Next, we gave a presentation on Teamwork, and then broke the participant into teams to collectively come to a decision regarding a rescue operation exercise.

Our hope is that by re-designing the ‘Alliance’ with the participants, that they will honour time and be committed to change. The seeds have been planted and the rains is expected to come soon……………..

...read more
Post by |

Day 3: long hard days…

Days are getting longer! Today was more reality for team KCCC while for the other teams (ROM and KHC), there was more constructive work in the form of training, Business plans and Marketing strategy. We are steadily developing a great…

...read more
Post by |

Day 2: On site..

Day 2: The day went really well for all the groups and the team members after meeting their respective charities, are starting to develop a new sense of optimism of delivering something concrete at the end of 2 weeks. Teams…

...read more
Post by |

University of Westminster
309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW
General enquiries: +44 (0)20 7911 5000
Course enquiries: +44 (0)20 7915 5511

The University of Westminster is a charity and a company limited by guarantee.
Registration number: 977818 England