Skills and Learning Statement
1. What did I learn from the meeting with your Project Mentor?
The mentor I selected is the lecturer in my college and he taught me T5 Managing andPeople previously. Therefore, he is very equipped with knowledge regarding tomanagement.
Before the first meeting, my mentor actually asked me to prepare myself with some brief notes on what project that I am interested in. He asked me to check in the ACCAwebsite to look at the topics beforehand so that he will be able to easily start thecoaching on how to do the project.I had prepared a timetable for the project timeline and also issues to be discussed in themeeting. The meeting started with a briefing by my mentor on what is expected fromme for the project and proceeded to move on to topic selection and company selection.I agreed on my topic and selection of company with my mentor. My mentor asked mewhy I had selected this topic and whether I would be able to gain access to conduct amotivation study in the firm. I discussed on the data gathering approach and my mentor agreed to my approach and suggested that I read up on other materials on motivationand manners in conducting a survey.Therefore, in the first meeting I learnt that I need to be able handle my timemanagement and be more prepared before attending the meeting. I realised after themeeting I had to pen down the issues learnt or else I would not be able to remember them later. I also learnt how to progress forward in the data gathering approach.
In the second meeting, my mentor checked on my progress of the project. He correctedmy mistakes in analysing and he finds that I am having difficulty in my use of languageand I am unable to express the things that I wanted to express and therefore it ismisleading and hard to understand.He also gave me some guidance on how to prepare questionnaires to meet with myobjectives. I discussed the ways in which analysis of data from the questionnaire wouldbe done. My mentor reminded me to use Excel to manage my data analysis so as tomeet requirements of the project.I discussed problems in model selection as well as the appropriateness of the articlesthat I was planning to conduct my research on. My mentor did question me about myknowledge about these articles and whether I understood them.Therefore, in my second meeting I have learnt how to prepare questionnaires and thatthere is significant wealth of resources out there in the internet which I realised that I did