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BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment: Workplace Tasks

BSBINN502
Build and sustain an innovative work environment

Student Name: Julie Jennings Name of Service: Poppy Day Care

Workplace Assessment Tasks


(These tasks are based on Karen Kearns material)
Required Readings
In order to complete this unit of competency you are required to access the following key resources.

Textbook

Kearns, K. (2014). The Business of Child Care: Working in Early Childhood Education and Care
Series (3rd ed.). Victoria: Cengage Learning Australia.

Additional Readings for this Unit

APS College of Organisational Psychologists. (2012). Innovation in Organisations. Illusions,


November 2012. APS Australian Psychological Society. Retrieved from
http://www.inventium.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Innovation-in-Organisations-APS-
Shelley-Logan.pdf

Assessment Instructions
Students are required to provide appropriate responses to the indicated questions

Assessment Outcomes

The Early Childhood Education and Care training packages are vocational qualifications that are
competency based. For each assessment undertaken you will be assessed as Satisfactory, Not Yet
Satisfactory or Incomplete. Where students are assessed as Not Yet Satisfactory or Incomplete the
trainer/assessor will provide the student with feedback and guidance regarding what needs to be completed
for resubmission.

Student Appeals

Students have the right to appeal an unfavourable decision or finding during assessment. All students
appeals must be made in writing using the Appeals Form and specify the particulars of the decision or
finding in dispute. Appeals must be lodged within 28 days of the decision or finding.

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001 Innovation Collaboration and Evaluation

Activity 1
To complete this task refer to Chapter 4 of your textbook The Business of Child Care.

For this task you are required to reflect over a one week period about aspects of the service relating to
innovative practices. You will need to engage with other educators, seeking and recording their feedback
through a communication form of your choice. (Eg. Email, questionnaire, poster, survey, form in staff room,
display or verbal interactions.)

You are required to detail the form of communication you used and write a report on your findings from the
feedback sought.

Your feedback engagement must include the educators ideas and practices regarding how this currently
occurs in the service and ideas for improvement on the following key points:

Educator collaboration.
Building work arrangements.
Learning formally and informally.
Celebrating and promoting innovative ideas.
Consulting with one another.
Challenges and barriers to innovation.
Respect, communication, sharing and evaluation of ideas and feedback.

When you have prepared the communication/feedback form you must have this approved by your workplace
supervisor before speaking to the other educators.

Complete the following:

a) Attach a copy/photo of the information -communication/feedback form you and the educators
have completed.
b) Write a to 1 page report on your findings.
c) Offer suggestions for procedures and practices the service could adapt to foster further
innovation.
d) Research/ offer suggestions for formal and informal learning opportunities to help develop
skills for innovation.
e) Refer to the service philosophy in your suggestions.

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Workplace Task 001 Activity 1

Innovation Collaboration and Evaluation Form

Communicate with Colleagues

Communication evidence is attached


Supervisor approval

Supervisor name: Supervisor Signature: Date:

Evaluation of findings (key points must be addressed).

After gathering information from staff and director about how information is collected
from parents about their children and how information is communicated to parents

Have had discussions with staff and came up with an idea that there is a need for an
easier way to communicate with parents, get them to access our centres news, book
their children for casual care, to advise their child is absent, access childs details to
update etc.

Suggestions for procedures/ practices service could adapt to foster further innovation.

Invest in a system where parents can access and use phone application or internet to
update information and access centres news and updates. Also for parents to access
childs work or what they have done in that day.

Will look at all our existing practices relating to gathering information and
communicating with parents.

Offer suggestions for formal and informal learning opportunities to help develop skills for
innovation.

Formal: learning in courses or programs leading to nationally and internationally


recognised qualifications

Informal: reading books/magazines, navigating performance support materials and


systems, observing others, incidental skills practice, coaching or mentoring, seeking
advice from peers, or participation in an experience.

Supervisor Comment:

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Supervisor Name: Supervisor Signature: Date:

Activity 2
To complete this task refer to your reading:

Innovation in Organisations.

Discuss with your workplace supervisor and choose one of the following four areas to make changes to the
workspace that will encourage innovation.

Programming/study room.
Staff room.
Office area.
Foyer.

You are required to take photographs before and after the makeover.

Evaluate the workspace, noting pros and cons and consider how it could be enhanced to support innovation
and collaboration.

Use a web to jot down all of your ideas and those of other educators, regarding changes to the workspace.
Try to think of new ways to reinvent the space such as using recycled materials, second hand pieces and
making items.

Use the feedback gained from Activity 1 to use as ideas for your space.

Include an area that will specifically promote innovation and collaboration such as a display, memory board,
staff praise area etc.

Once completed evaluate your design space and consider any feedback received.

When planning and evaluating you need to consider:

Knowledge, celebration and promotion of innovation.


Consultation with other educators and receptive of ideas.
Ability to evaluate the space.
Evaluate the impact of innovation.
Consider potential for innovation in the selection of resources.
Design, fit-out and decorate workspace to encourage creative mindsets, collaborative working and
the development of positive workplace relationships.

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Workplace Task 001 Activity 2

Innovative Workspace

Workspace to be innovated: Staff Room

Vision and Objective: To facilitate innovation in the workplace and encouraging staff to
be innovative thinkers

Pros: Cons:

Boost staff confidence, interaction, Cost


socialising. Finding an alternate room for staff breaks
Staff will feel more comfortable and while this room is being renovated
happier to be in the staff room

Creating timeout room for all

Declutter the room

Give room new coat of paint with bright colour

Replace old couch

Place small table and few chairs

Provide magazines and newspapers for staff to read


Ideas for
Innovation
Provide fruits for staff to help themselves and eat

Have bean bags on the floor

Place game boards and mind games for staff

Place phone chargers

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What changes will you make to the space to promote innovation?

Make it more bright


Place sticky notes, coloured pens, make it more friendly and comfortable.
Place bean bags, plants, nice pictures on the wall, self-help area,
Placing fruit basket, cookie jar, soft drinks and juices, fridge with little snacks
Resources used.

All comfortable furniture and some funkly design furniture


Large while board with and large sheets of paper
Big board on the wall
Lots of colourful stationary (eg markers, highlighters, PostIt Notes,

Evaluate the space (also consider the planning points).

Space was previously crowded and small for number of staff and volunteers
Made space bigger by removing storage cupboards from the room to laundry area
Having all uncessesary furniture removed
Placing different mixes of art around the room
Having seating arrangement that encourages conversation and interaction
Keep it natural (home like) and clean and tidy

Reflect on your ideas of innovation.

Draw a design of what the room will look like


Research different designs
Discussions with all staff and director
Feedback from staff and director
Goal to work towards.

Make it more comfortable room and encourage staff to interact and have more fun

Before photograph: After photograph:

Supervisor Comment:

Supervisor Name: Supervisor Signature: Date:

Supervisor Name: Supervisor Signature:


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