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Gantt Charts

Based on Henry Gantt’s contribution to management processes for which he was awarded a medal in 1929, it is a tool for planning and scheduling projects to assess the length a project will take, the order in which the project needs to be carried out, the dependencies between tasks and possible conflicts. It also determines the resources required and allows you to monitor progress and identify immediately what will have been achieved by a given time and therefore highlights where the project may need to be bought back on track.

Generation X

A label attributed to people born during the 1960s and 1970s. Members of Generation X are often described as cynical or disaffected, though this reputation obviously does not apply to all people born during this era. This generation has an increased understanding of technology, having grown up during the age of computers.

Generation Y

The generation of people born during the 1980s and early 1990s. The name is based on Generation X, the generation that preceded them. Because children born during this time period have had constant access to technology (computers, cell phones) in their youth, they have required many employers to update their hiring strategy in order to incorporate updated forms of technology.

Goal

The desired result or outcome a person proposes or commits to based on what they ultimately want to achieve.

GROW Model

John Whitmore developed the GROW model, it is used by individuals and organisations as a coaching method. GROW is an acronym for Goal, Current Reality, Options and Will – they are seen by Whitmore as the four key components of a coaching session. GROW is also some times seen as TGROW, this was an adaptation by Miles Downey who introduced T which stands for Topic.

G Goals What do you want?
R Reality What is happening now?
O Options What could you do?
W Will What will you do?