Problem Statement Using Pbl Tble
Business and Management
Submitted By uhassan
Problem statement using the PBL model
March 23, 2010
After just nine months into my new job at Cisco, I was informed by my manager that there is department realignment and I was going to be sent to the front end team in four weeks. This decision was made without my input or knowledge and came as a shock to me. I was not very happy and did not know how to react at the moment once informed at five pm of Friday evening. I asked few questions in regards to how quickly this transition was going to happen and how to handle my current projects and work I had. My problem was that I was going to be placed involuntarily in a position, which I have no experience and similarity with my current role. I was fairly new in my current position and now in middle of fiscal year they are throwing me to the wolves with out any financial or supportive incentive After the weekend to think about the situation with a more calm mind, I started to consider the pro and cons. Hence, I realized this transition may end up resulting too many positive opportunities that I would not be exposed to in my current position. At this point I had few alternatives, rejecting the move and risking my job. Accept the move, and just do my job and not be happy. Finally, I can start familiarizing myself in the new department to make my transition more smooth and comfortable. There were many challenges I would have to deal with. The main was balancing my current position pending projects and deal and learning my new position. The new position would be more challenging than my current role I started as a new employee. First I had no experience with the system used in the front end group and training was not offered at the moment. I would have to answer to not one but many upper management people. This position consisted with working with more than one group and teams. Most of all, I would be in a very high and fast paced environment supporting sales. Finally, I was not able to receive any increase in my salary and lost the flexibility option of working remotely from home on occasions. However, if I look at the other side of the coin, the end state results seem to offer some positive and promising incentives. This transition can be very rewarding to me in various ways. Such as, I will be visible to many important people by being at work daily. I will receive more than one recognition and input on my progress and performance. Working with a much larger group opens door to learning rapidly and receive insights on more than one way to conduct a certain task. This can result in more choices to move around when time comes to change positions. I will also be brining my existing subject matter expertise which I will be able to train and teach to others. I n addition, I will be gaining better and more communication skills with both internal (different groups, teams, and department) and externally (partners, and customers) contacts. Front end has been known to receive a higher year end bonus. Most of all I was picked to move the front end by the director who seen a good potential for me to achieve this position. This would be my big chance to prove him right and portrays me as his good investment for the front end group. Most of all I will be multitasking with various groups, projects that I will not be bored and every day will result as an adventurous day. Finally, the solution to the existing problem is to go ahead and try out the challenge that is offered. Look and focus on all the positive aspects of the change and remember change is not always bad. If the transition does not work out I can express this and to upper management who can than guide me with other alternatives. I believe everything happens for a reason and engaging in a new position would make me focus on my future career goals. I will focus on completing current projects and work pending in the current role. I will create a report tracker for my old group and manager for the status of each file. I will work some weekends and more hours to make sure that I leave with clear status and instructions. I will start walking over few times to my new position area that is in the same building different side to become familiar with more people, who can assist me once I have transitioned. So when I have finally fully transitioned me wont be a stranger and will be able to have people to go to for questions or help.