Student Outcome
  • -Able to understand how to develop a work schedule or plan.

Plan & Develop a Work Schedule or Plan

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    How Teams Work

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    What makes a group a team?
    not involved in creating workplace goals help to create workplace goals
    individuals have their own goals individuals have their own goals that contribute to the goals of the team
    individuals interact with each other but work on their own project individual's work assists the work of others
    grouped for basic purpose, but each individual does their own thing, opinions not valued based on valuing and using the skills, knowledge, abilities and opinions of others
    one person's progress does not affect anyone else progress depends on the help and input of others

    Groups operate independently

    Teams operate interdependently

    Successful teams are based on:

    • shared understanding
    • ground rules
    • commitment

    Shared Understanding

    • Each team member must accept the purpose and goals of the team.
    • Without the shared understanding of team members, success will be difficult.

    Ground Rules

    • Effective teams work with mutually agreed ground rules and procedures.
    • It is essential that teams do not deviate from their purpose.


    • Team members have a commitment to the team's purpose and respect opinions.
    • As commitment develops team members take ownership for the team's success.

    Effective teams function on the strength and skills of all team members.

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    Work Schedules

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    A work schedule:

    • describes a work day.
    • shows the times you work.
    • shows the tasks you have to do.
    • relates to timeframes to complete your work.

    Work schedules may include:

    • information about what needs to be done.
    • when it needs to be done.
    • who is responsible for doing it.

    A work schedule can show:

    • the work hours and times of an employee.
      • this may be a daily or weekly planner, or a roster.
    • the work expectations and responsibilities.

    A work schedule:

    • can be a plan for performing work or achieving a goal.
    • may list the order of importance and the time allowed for each part.
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    Work Plans

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    Work plans relate to the order in which the job is completed and by whom.

    The best teams agree on a plan and a process.

    Plan, Do, Check, Act, Repeat (PDCAR) is a simple process for a work plan and team operation.

    planFind information and resources, map out a plan for action.
    doImplement the plan and monitor results.
    checkCheck the data, discuss with other team members and find more information.
    actModify your plan.
    repeatRepeat the process if necessary.
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    Deadly Jam Story

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    'Deadly Jam' Music Festival

    To run an event like the Deadly Jam Music Festival you'll have to:

    • be organised.
    • get a team of people involved to assist with:
      • the planning.
      • the organisation.
      • the staging of the event.

    You need:

    • to have a strong vision of what the festival should be like.
    • a committee of people with different roles and responsibilities:
      • to help organise different aspects of the production.
      • to manage the budget and funding.

    It is important to allocate responsibilities to your committee members according to:

    • their abilities and knowledge.

    Remember that some people:

    • like to remain in their natural comfort zone.
    • are prepared to take on a challenge or develop new skills.


    A committee must:

    • form a basic plan.
    • identify all areas to be covered, eg time of year, how many people, where?
    • stick to the plan.
    • follow it through.
    • get support from the community.
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    There are 2 parts in this section.

    1. The Glossary

    The glossary lists the more difficult words related to the topic in alphabetical order. The glossary also gives the meaning for each word.

    2. Look, Cover, Write, Check!

    This activity gives you practice at remembering and writing the words from the glossary.

  • The Glossary

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    Efficient and effective workplace practices are important in all workplaces. In order to achieve the expected result it is necessary to set goals, organise and implement plans, and review the outcomes. Sometimes it may be necessary to reset goals and make new plans.

    Individual workers may work independently; they create their own goals and manage their own projects.

    Team players work interdependently; the team develops a plan, puts the plan into action, monitors and checks the results, and modifies the plan to improve the outcomes.

    Work schedules assist all workers to organise their time and keep 'on track'. A work schedule may be as simple as a daily planner, or as complex as a running sheet for a function or event.

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  • Do It: Teamwork

  • Do It: Employee Work Plan

  • Do It: Planning an Event

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Plan & Develop a Work Schedule or Plan
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Look, Cover, Write, Check!

Try to memorise the following word.
When you are ready, click the mouse in the textbox below and try to spell the word correctly.
  • consecutive
  • deviate
  • effective
  • efficient
  • goal
  • ground rules
  • implement
  • independently
  • interdependently
  • modify
  • monitor
  • outcome
  • review
  • work schedule


Try to find the following words in the find-a-word below. Click and drag to highlight the words as you find them.

Click on the (?) to reveal a word if you can't find it.
A team is:
A group of friends
A group that works together to achieve a goal
A group of individuals that work on their own projects
Teams operate:
Successful teams are based on:
shared underground and community rules
ground rules, shared morning tea and communication
shared understanding, ground rules and commitment
Effective teams function on:
the strength and skills of the team leader
the strength and skills of none of the team members
the strength and skills of all the team members

Employee Work Plan

Drag and Drop the following employees to show which days they work.
  • Gabby Samuels works on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
  • Brad Johnson works on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • James Border works on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • The Tour Manager works in the middle of the week.
  • Casual employees work the other shifts as needed.
Brad Johnson
Tour Manager
Casual Employees
James Border
Gabby Samuels
Name of Employee Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Matt Hopkins              
Brad Johnson              
Tour Manager              
Rebecca Wilson              
Casual Employees              
James Border              
Gabby Samuels              

Answer Yes or No for the following statements.

Everyone starts work at 9 o'clock.


Answer Yes or No for the following statements.

Everyone leaves work at 5 o'clock.


Answer Yes or No for the following statements.

Lunch goes for 2 hours.


Answer Yes or No for the following statements.

At 10 o'clock each team meets to form a plan.


Answer Yes or No for the following statements.

Individuals work on tasks for 1 hour.


Answer Yes or No for the following statements.

The day's progress is reviewed at 5 o'clock.

Plan, Do, Check, Act, Repeat (PDCAR) is a simple process for a work plan. Drag and drop the following into the correct places on the flow chart.
(P) Find information and make a plan
(D) Implement the plan and monitor results
(C) Check, discuss with team and find more information
(A) Modify the plan
(R) Repeat the process if necessary

Planning an Event

When giving responsibilities to committee members it is important to consider:
what each committee member may be good at
which committee members can play guitar
which committee members may be going on holidays
A committee member may be considered for promoting the event if:
they can play a musical instrument
their family will attend the event
they are good at communicating ideas
A person who knows a lot about the music industry would be good at:
Keeping the books
Dealing with musicians
Organising food and drink stalls
When forming a plan a committee must:
Identify areas to cover, stick to the plan and follow it through
Get the community to form the plan
Get funding from the bank
What kind of a team player are you?
Gets results and shapes the team, but may be unpopular
Keeps the team happy
A good leader, eg Event Manager
Gets things done, eg a Team Leader or supervisor
Wants things done correctly, eg Financial Manager
Keeps the workplace buzzing, eg Promotions Manager
I PUSH the team along.
I listen to and encourage others.
I organise the team and guide the setting of goals.
I help develop plans and act on them.
I check the details and get things finished.
I like to mix with lots of different people.