Work Journal

APA style 5 pages Turnitin paper

paper repetition rate under 17%

Background: I am studying a MBA program and also I am working at plastic surgery clinic as a graphic designer and marketing assistant in Arcadia, California, US. Because our doctor and most of the stuffs are original from China. So our main target market is Chinese and Asian…….My main job is advertising design (patients before and after photography and retouching, brochure design, price list design, promotion banner design, website content, email design, social media advertising design,) and assists our marketing team to cooperate with Chinese market(dealmoon, world journal).  After reading the instruction, you will know this assignment is a work journal from Week2 – 8. The most important thing you have to write in this paper is I interviewed our manager (class required, I attached interview below). The paper’s content also should related to Marketing field……  

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What is the biggest challenge as a manager and consultant?

The biggest challenge would be balancing both roles. It is hard to switch back and forth between the two positions at times.

How do you comment on the company atmosphere and culture?

I always try to instill in my employees that we are a team. Our company may be small, but we need to help each other out when possible. This has created a friendly atmosphere, a healthy culture and led to a positive working environment.

As a manager, how do you balance the relationship between you and employees?

This is a delicate balance. I try to maintain a mutual level of respect between myself and my employees. I can joke around and keep things lighthearted, and at the same time, they know they can come to me if they have any difficulty with problems. By doing this, it creates more willingness on both ends to offer support, perform well and motivates and rewards employees, making them feel appreciated for the work they do. I feel that this is key to a close, efficient team.

How did you promote from consultant to manager?

Honestly, I would have to say timing was a main factor. I was hired on for a different position and after my probation period was promoted to manager. During that period, I was able to show that my dedication to work and ethic were both qualities that made for a good leadership role model.

What qualities should a good leader own?

I think some of the most important qualities a good leader should own are dependability, integrity and communication. For me, having a good communication with my team is especially important. I want them to feel that they can come to me with anything, good or bad.