Prior to attempting to understand how to make the most of the various CPD

Prior to attempting to understand how to make the

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improvement of standards and skills for individuals and their industries. Prior to attempting to understand how to make the most of the various CPD opportunities available, it is important to understand why CPD is important, why it exists and its primary purpose. CPD ensures your capabilities keep pace with the current standards of others in the same field. CPD helps advance the body of knowledge and technology within your profession Manisha Ranasinghe (COL/A-059730) Professional Practices Assigment-01 18
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CPD ensures that you maintain and enhance the knowledge and skills you need to deliver a professional service to your customers, clients and the community. CPD ensures that you and your knowledge stay relevant and up to date. You are more aware of the changing trends and directions in your profession. The pace of change is probably faster than it is ever been – and this is a feature of the new normal that we live and work in. CPD can deliver a deeper understanding of what it means to be a professional, along with a greater appreciation of the implications and impacts of your work. 4.2. Motivational theories and their impact on Continuing Professional Development Motivation as, the general desire or willingness of someone to do something. Motivation is a need within us that inspires us to take action. In leadership, motivation theories play a key part in organizational behaviour and creating team success. It forms the Centre of influence and therefore effective and inspirational leadership. As stated in other articles, the large misconception is that most people come to work just for the money; however, if you delve deeper into the psyche of people and the many supporting motivation theories, you would find that this is far from the truth. Some quick examples of other factors that can motivate people are: Recognition of ability Sense of achievement Learning and growth Stimulating work Promotion Due to the complexity of humans and the associated aspect of motivation, many gurus over the years have created a number of motivation theories to try to identify and understand the factors that influence our enthusiasm levels, and therefore our driving force behind our actions. The following are the key theories that have been create over the past century. In Maslow’s theory, He attempted to create reasoning among different motivation levels, stating that motivational needs range from the basic physiological needs like air, food etch Manisha Ranasinghe (COL/A-059730) Professional Practices Assigment-01 19
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to self-fulfilment, like helping others and growing as a person. He identified that our motivational factors influence what we are aspiring for and are in sequential order. Therefore, if you are struggling to find food, then your motivation is to find food and sustain it. You wouldn’t at this point, be concerned with growth and bettering yourself as an individual, but as each need is met, the desire to grow and develop is evident, towards the level 5 need of understanding your worth and true potential.
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