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BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development ASSESSMENT COVER SHEET
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ILSC Business College: BSBINN301 & BSBWOR301 Assessment Version 4.0817 Page 1 of 25
Task 1. Short Answer Questions and Exercises
Activity 1: Maximise innovation in a team
“Video and discussion question”.
Watch the video and participate in discussions on the following questions.
1. What is innovation and what are the challenges of being innovative in an open way?
2. Label the diagram to show how innovation in business focuses on two key principles.
3. List six (6) different types of workplace innovation.
4. Give a description for each type of workplace innovation (below) and provide an example of an invention for each.
(a) Product innovation
An example:
(b) Marketing innovation 1.3
An example:
5. Describe the characteristics of innovators.
6. Research and find two (2) companies that are known for their innovation. What are they know for? 1.2 Include a reference or URL of your information source.
7. Identify four (4) techniques used for creating new ideas and being innovative.
8. What is brainstorming?
a. Label the diagram below to show the simple process of brainstorming in a team.
b. How is “Mind mapping” used with brainstorming?
c. How can you encourage people to talk and contribute their ideas?
9. Explain the importance of having diversity in teams?
Activity 2: Develop effective ways to work and support colleagues
10. Scenario
You are a valuable member of a new project team for a marketing company who is developing an advertising campaign for a fresh line of products. The success of the project will depend on the team’s ability to work together, brainstorm ideas, communicate effectively and meet deadlines to deliver an innovative campaign on budget.
a. Set at least six (6) ground rules for your team to follow that allows for creativity.
b. When allocating or sharing responsibilities within the team, it is important to be transparent, inclusive, fair and equitable. What does this mean?
c. What would the team use to plan and schedule activities to keep the project on track?
d. List the top five (5) characteristics you think the team needs to innovate effectively?
e. If someone on your team does something great, the project comes in on time and under budget, or the team produces a winning campaign, recognise the success. How can team members be recognised?
f. How could members share ideas for future products and services, or suggest different ways of doing thing on an ongoing basis?
Activity 3: Work Plan
Study the two work plans A & B. Choose the plan you believe will bring the advertising campaign in on time, on budget and make efficient use of resources.
1. Which plan is better? Provide at least 3 reasons for your choice.
2. What would happen if a team member didn’t make deadline. How could this be avoided?
Activity 4: Reflect on how the team is working
12. Research the meaning of “Continuous Improvement in the workplace”. Provide a reference of your information source.
a. Write “PDCA Cycle” diagram in the space below and write a brief description on each stage of continuous improvement.
13. Name three (3) ways feedback can be collected during a project or on team activities from within, or outside the team.

Task 2. BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
Activity 1: Personal Development Plan
Planning at an individual or work level means prioritising and setting goals and objectives. Perform a self-assessment and produce your own personal development plan. Use the template below and ensure you complete this plan in full.
Personal Development Plan
Current Position:
Date Started:
Career Mission Statement (what you intend to accomplish and why)
Major Career Goals (what you need to accomplish in the medium term to further your mission)
Target Date: Goal: Target Date:
Target Date: Goal: Target Date:
Target Date: Goal: Target Date:
Skills Audit C: I need to improve this skill/competency
A: I have accomplished this skill/I demonstrate high competence
B: I have this skill/competency, but some improvements could be made D: I need to put in considerable work to develop this skill/competency
E: I need to acquire this skill/develop this competency
Skill/Competency Skill/Competency
Now 6m 1yr 3yr Now 6m 1yr 3yr
e.g. Manage time effectively B A
Action Plan for the next 6 / 9 / 12 months (circle the appropriate timescale)
Development Goal Action Steps Complete by Obstacles/Solutions
Training and learning needs: I need to undertake the following training or qualifications to reach my career goals.
I am committing to these goals and will review this Personal Development Plan on a regular basis and update it as necessary.
Activity 2: Organise and complete own work schedule
1. Outline key provisions of legislation that relate to your own work role. Give at least three (3) examples.
2. Describe the purpose of a “Work Plan”.
3. Explain why your goals, should be SMART goals.
4. Explain the difference between KRAs and KPIs. Give an example of each in you answer.
5. Think of an occasion when you had to negotiate with your boss to receive a benefit. What did you want? How did you go about it?
6. Identify at least six (6) signs of stress.
a. Describe three (3) time management strategies you could use to reduce stress.
Assess your workload and make priorities:
7. Create a “to do list” of at least 12 tasks you need to complete by this time next week.
6. 7.
8. Prioritise your 12 tasks using the Matrix below.
Urgent Not urgent
9. Consider the tasks you prioritised as “Important/Urgent”, what factors might prevent you from completing these tasks.
10. What other types of technology could you use to manage and monitor scheduling and completion of tasks?
Activity 3: Monitor your own work performance
Indicate whether you agree or disagree to the statements below. If you disagree provide the correct the statement.
Statement Agree or disagree If disagree, correct the statement
1. Personal work performance is described as the behaviour of delivering outputs on time, within budget, and according to specification.
2. Performance management relates to four things: Task goals, Non-task goals, Efficiency and Salaries.
3. Feedback on staff performance is usually delivered face to face only.
4. You should simply accept feedback as given, regardless of where it comes from.
5. As you monitor performance, you will likely find variations in the quality of products and services.
6. When handling negative feedback, try not to take it personally – Remember that it doesn’t reflect your value as a person.
Task 2. Major project – Innovation Challenge
ILSC College has announced that it is “Going Green”. Your goal is to work in a team (up to 5 students) and come up with ideas for ILSC to become more environmentally friendly.
To complete the project, you will be undertaking the following activities as part of a team. Activity 1: Pitch yourself & Gain feedback- Make a pitch to prove you are a valuable member of the team.
Activity 2: Team meeting – Participate in a meeting and take meeting minutes. Activity 3: Brainstorming Session – Take a walk through the ILSC campus and have a brainstorming session to collect ideas on environmental and sustainable practices. Activity 4: Work Plan - Develop work plans.
Observation/demonstration Checklist – Your trainer/assessor will assess your skills and abilities during your participation in project activities. See checklist belowent.
Team members (up to 5 members to include; Project team leader, Meeting note taker, Lead brainstorming session, Lead walk through, Manage work plans.
Observation/demonstration Checklist
Student Name
Trainer/Assessor Date
Unit code and name BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
The student is able to demonstrate competency by: Yes No Comment
Team Meeting & Brainstorming Session
Interacting with others to achieve goals.
Modelling behaviour that supports innovation.
Contributing and communicating ideas in a positive way.
Investigating innovative practices & opportunities for improvements.
Encouraging and contributing to discussions with different team members.
Communication and interpersonal skills
Using clear language to clarify ground rules and team roles.
Modelling open and respectful communications.
Using active listening and questioning techniques to confirm understanding.
The candidate’s performance was: Satisfactory ? Not satisfactory ?
Overall feedback to candidate:
Student Signature Assessor Signature
Activity 1: Pitch yourself
To pitch yourself, known in the corporate world as an “Elevator Pitch” you will deliver a speech to your team that convinces them you have the skills and experiences to undertake the innovation challenge.
The appropriately named “elevator pitch” is a brief, convincing introduction about you, that can be communicated in approximately 3 minutes. Your pitch will need to include:
? Who you are and what you do. ? Why this team needs you.
Each team member will be responsible to give and receive feedback on each other using the feedback form provided by your trainer/Assessor. Attach your feedback form to your assessment before submission.
How to make your pitch:
Activity 2: Team meeting
You will be participating in an innovation team meeting to discuss topics and make decisions according to the agenda below. You are required to take “notes” during the meeting and type up the minutes using the template in Moodle “Unit resources” and attach to your assessment before submission.
During the meeting your trainer/assessor will be observing and assessing your required skills according to the checklist on page 3 of your assessment.
Innovation Challenge - Meeting agenda (tick off agenda topics during the meeting)
? Attendees: All innovation project team members
? Location: ILSC College ? Time: TBA
Tick Agenda topics
1. Outline the key provisions of legislation as it applies in the workplace.
2. Decide on responsibilities of each member.
3. Establish ground rules.
4. Establish personal rewards and team recognition.
5. Strategies to support members to manage stress during the project.
6. Predict problems and develop contingencies.
7. Decide on how the team can contribute ideas on an ongoing basis.
Activity 3: Brainstorming Session
To undertake the brainstorming session, you will be participating in a “walk through” of the ILSC campus to identify the environmental areas for improvement. You may decide to take photos to assist your team to collaborate on ideas. Your trainer can take you into areas that you do not normally access. e.g. print/store room etc.
Team brainstorm ideas Key Ideas
To hold your brainstorming session, nominate one member to lead the session and record ideas. Work together to reduce the list and develop three (3) key ideas that meets the objective.
Recommended environmental and sustainability information sources
How to make your office more sustainable:
Australian Government Environment & Energy:
Planet Ark:
Green Street:
Activity 4: Work Plan
Your team will work together to turn your 3 key ideas into sustainable practices by completing the work plans below. You will do this by scheduling the tasks, persons responsible and providing contingencies to ensure tasks are completed.
Work Plan 1:
Task name Start date Duration
(days) Person responsible Contingency
Work plan 2:
Task name Start date Duration
(days) Person responsible Contingency
Work Plan 3:
Task name Start date Duration
(days) Person responsible Contingency

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