Course Title: Lead a team to foster innovation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: BUSM5797C

Course Title: Lead a team to foster innovation

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5177 - Diploma of Visual Merchandising

Course Contact : Jo Beckerleg

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4211

Course Contact Email:joanne.beckerleg@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 36

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to lead a workplace team in ways that foster innovative work practice.  It covers the skills that are needed by individuals who are leading work teams on individual projects or in work in general. The skills cover the requirements for encouraging innovation within individual team members as well as a team as a whole. They include how to put a team together and keep it working well, how to structure work and monitor progress, how to ensure that the team have the information and skills they need and how to apply innovative work skills to the leadership role.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

WRRO9A Lead a team to foster innovation

Element:

Monitor the team’s ongoing use of innovative work practices

Performance Criteria:

Team members are actively encouraged to reflect on team activities and opportunities for improvement and innovation.

Team activities are evaluated based on feedback from team members, management, clients and other interested people.

Suggestions for work improvements made by team members are positively received and acted upon where appropriate.

Reviews of the application of innovative work skills are recorded and presented as appropriate.

The innovation process is reviewed and both positive and negative outcomes are discussed and constructively analysed.

Element:

Organise teams to maximise innovation

Performance Criteria:

The performance requirements for the team are analysed.

Information is gathered about team members.

Strengths and weaknesses of individual team members are acknowledged.

Team roles are assigned to ensure a match between work requirements and individual team members’ capacities.

Team members are selected to foster cross fertilisation of ideas.

Element:

Organise work assignments within team to facilitate innovative work practices

Performance Criteria:

Work is structured and organised to enable the use of innovation at work skills system.

Work assignments are communicated to team members in ways that encourage and reinforce team-based innovation.

Tasks and activities are allocated to ensure the best use of team skills.

Work assignments include timelines that allow for innovation.

Element:

Provide a model of innovative work practice

Performance Criteria:

Case studies and examples of the use and benefits of innovative work practices within teams are shared with team members.

Examples of the way innovative skills can be applied in the workplace are provided by the team leader.

The qualities of an effective team member are demonstrated by the team leader in working with the team.

The value placed by the organisation on innovation is promoted and reinforced

Element:

Provide feedback on the use of innovative work skills

Performance Criteria:

Team members are debriefed after work, training and evaluation exercises.

Feedback from review processes are discussed within the group and are used to inform future planning.

Successful innovations are celebrated and rewarded in appropriate ways.

Problems in the use of innovation at work skills are discussed in a constructive way.

Element:

Provide guidance and coaching to team members on innovation in the workplace

Performance Criteria:

Team members are encouraged to work collaboratively on work assignments.

Team members are encouraged to share work information, knowledge and experiences in their day to day work.

Team members are encouraged to seek external stimuli and knowledge and to set up and maintain networks.

Appropriate guidance is provided to team members on the use of innovation at work skills.

Team members are coached to ensure they have the enabling skills to implement innovation at work skills.


Learning Outcomes


1 Organise teams to maximise innovation
2 Organise work assignments within team to facilitate innovative work practices
3 Provide guidance and coaching to team members on innovation in the workplace
4 Provide a model of innovative work practice
5 Monitor the team’s ongoing use of innovative work practices
6 Provide feedback on the use of innovative work skills


Details of Learning Activities

On your timetable this competency will be referred to as Visual Merchandising Presentation (VMP)
 
This competency is delivered and assessed with MKTG 5701 and MKTG5695 
• Industry visits
• Sourcing
• Design
• Illustrate
• Manage and facilitate
• Group work
• Presentations
• Research
• Install
• Lead a team
• Create 3D objects
• Practical demonstrations by teacher
• Participation in studio based activities
• Industry and past students examples
• OHS issues related to equipment, materials and environment


Teaching Schedule

SEMESTER 1
WEEKCLASS CONTENT  
1Introduction to course, expectations and requirements
Equipment and tool kit overview
Intro PP presentation
Week 1 PP presentation
Develop housekeeping roster
OH& S – Bays/lights/step ladders
 Brief - Window Survey (WK2)
Discuss different types of windows
 
 
2 Window survey DUE
Week 2 PP presentation
 Brief – Poster Hanging with Styrene Shapes (WK3)
Discuss poster & styrene shapes brief in conjunction with VM Studio
Mounting poster demonstration
Knot tying and fixing technique demonstration
Use of space, flow line, focal point & balance
Suspension and flat pinning demonstration and exercise
Students practice knot 2 poster suspension
Vertical, fan and cylinder rolling demonstration
 
 
3Week 3 PP presentation
Students practise poster suspension etc
Horizontal suspension with styrene shapes demonstration and practice
Poster hanging with styrene shapes practice display

 

 
4  Brief - Risers and Bottles
Slide show of riser and bottle displays
 Brief - Pyramid Market Research
Overview of Asymmetric and symmetric pyramid displays
City Tour on what to look for as a Visual Merchandiser
  
5 Week 5 PP presentation
Intro to VM Presentation (TBC)
Product Presentation theory: Why do we display/present merchandise?
Pyramid groupings, balance, focus, flow line
Bottles and risers exercises for students.
 Brief - Pyramid Display with shelf suspension (WK7)
Slide show of shelf suspension displays
 
 
6 Week 6 PP presentation
Demonstration/practice shelf suspension
Demonstration with pyramid groupings
Student practise with pyramid groupings with bottles
Risers and Bottles display
  
7  Pyramid Market Research DUE
Week 7 PP presentation
 Brief - Sign & Icon (WK13)
Slide show of sign and icon displays

Pyramid Display with shelf suspension
  
8 Brief - Product arrangements (WK9, 10,11 &12)
Line, repetition, stepping, overlap, isolation, radiance, dominance, graduation and zigzag discussion
Slide show of product arrangement displays

  
9Line display
Isolation display
  
10Stepping display
Zig-Zag display
 
 
11 Graduation display
Repetition display


  
12 
Dominance display
Radiation Display

 Brief - Embossed Art Deco Screen (WK14)
 Brief - Classic Frame (WK15)
Slide show of art deco displays
 
 
13 Sign and product display
Icon and product display
Sign, icon and product display

  
14 Slide show of classic frame displays
Feminine Embossed Art Deco screen display
Masculine Embossed Art Deco screen display
 
 
15 Slide show of classic frame displays
Feminine Embossed Art Deco screen display
Masculine Embossed Art Deco screen display
 
 
16 • Tutorials  
17 • Tutorials  
  
  
    
    
    
 

SEMESTER 2

WEEK CLASS CONTENT   
1 Session 1
• Course Outline/Expectations
• Cleaning roster
• Fabric for week 2 (Students need to purchase)
 Inspiration Folder (WK16)
 Folio Brief (WK 16)
 Freelance Window Service Brief (WK 12)
 Men’s Business Bust Brief (WK 2)
 Men’s Casual Bust Brief (WK2)
 Crockery Pleating Brief (WK 3)
 Craft Flat Pinning Brief (WK 3)

Session 2
• Demo and practise with men’s ties and bust pinning
• City Walk for Menswear
  
2 Session 1
 Seasonal food brief (WK 4)
 International food brief (WK 4)
• Students fabric required
• Demo on fabric pleating/table skirt/covering panels
• Students to pleating fabric for week 3 displays

Session 2
• 1 x men’s bust casual (bay)
• 1 x men’s bust business (bay)
 
3 Session 1
 Jewellery table brief (WK 5)
 CD/DVD brief (WK 5)
• Present Hard/Soft Selling information

Session 2
• 1 x Crockery and fabric pleating display (bay)
• 1 x Craft and fabric pleating flat pinning display (back wall of bay)
  
4 Session 1
 Homewares brief (WK 6)

Session 2
• 1 x Food display – Seasonal or Modern (bay)
• 1 x Food display – International (bay)
  
5 Session 1
 Mobile Phone Brief (WK 7)

Session 2
• 1 x jewellery display – dressing from back only
(table front view)
• 1 x jewellery display (360 table)
• 1 x CD/DVD display (bay)
  
6 Session 1
 Car care brief (WK 8)
 MYER Mannequin Brief (WK 9)

Session 2
• 1 x Homewares one colour display (bay)
• 1 x Homewares black & white display (bay)
• Group table display
  
7 Session 1
 Gardening brief (WK 10)
 Sale brief (WK 10)
 Black and White mini shop brief (WK 14)
• Black & white mini shop power point presentation
• Black & white mini shop slide show

Session 2
• 1 x Mobile phone hard sell display (slatwall)
• 1 x Mobile phone soft sell display (bay)
  
8 Session 1
 Hardware brief (WK 10)
 Stationary brief (WK 10)
 Studio manufactured book brief (WK 11)
• Dressing Mannequins Demonstration and Practice

Session 2
• 1 x Car care hard sell display (slatwall)
• 1 x Car care soft sell display (bay)
 
9 Session 1
• MYER Basement Mannequin Dressing
  
10 Session 1
 Melbourne Cup/Casino brief (WK 13)
 TEST brief (WK 13)
• Melbourne cup/casino slide show

Session 2
• 1 x Garden display soft sell (bay)
• 1 x Garden display hard sell (slatwall)
• 1 x Sale Display (bay)
  
11 Session 1
• 1 x stationary soft sell (bay)
• 1 x Hardware display soft sell (bay)
• 1 x book display (studio manufactured)
  
12Session 1
• Students to verbally present their completed freelance window brief

Session 2
• 1 x free choice display (bay)
• 1 x trend women’s or men’s accessory display using suspended dowel (bay)

  
13 Session 1
 Festive table brief (WK 13)
 Tiffany window brief (WK 13)
• Tiffany slide show
• Festive table slide show

Session 2
• 1 x Melbourne Cup or Casino with Studio decorated frame (bay)
• TEST display using mini shop colours
  
14 Session 1
• Black & White mini shop setup Time limit 3 hrs

Session 2
• Black & white Mini Shop debrief
  
15 Session 1
• Festive Table
Session 2
• 1 x Tiffany Christmas display (bay)
  
16 Session 1
• Inspiration Folder Due
• Folio Due
• Student Review
  
17 • Approved Catch up week  










Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

TBC


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

  • Group presentations
  • Reflective journaling
  • Research project
  • Report writing


Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks

Semester 1

Assignment 1 Window Survey 100 Week 2
Assignment 2 Poster Hanging with Styrene Shapes 100 Week 3
Assignment 3 Risers and Bottles (Asymmetric no risers) 100 Week 5
Assignment 4 Risers and Bottles (Asymmetric with risers) 100 Week 5
Assignment 5 Risers and Bottles (Symmetric no risers) 100 Week 5
Assignment 6 Risers and Bottles (Symmetric with risers) 100 Week 5
Assignment 7 Pyramid Market Research 100 Week 6
Assignment 8 Pyramid Display with Shelf Suspension (on and off shelf) 100 Week 7
Assignment 9 Pyramid Display with Shelf Suspension (on shelf only) 100 Week 7
Assignment 10 Product Bottle Arrangements (Line) 100 Week 9
Assignment 11 Product Bottle Arrangements (Isolation) 100 Week 9
Assignment 12 Product Bottle Arrangements (Stepping) 100 Week 10
Assignment 13 Product Bottle Arrangements (Zig-Zag) 100 Week 10
Assignment 14 Product Bottle Arrangements (Graduation) 100 Week 11
Assignment 15 Product Bottle Arrangements (Repetition) 100 Week 11
Assignment 16 Product Bottle Arrangements (Dominance) 100 Week 12
Assignment 17 Product Bottle Arrangements (Radiation) 100 Week 12
Assignment 18 Sign & Icon (Sign only) 100 Week 13
Assignment 19 Sign & Icon (Icon only) 100 Week 13
Assignment 20 Sign & Icon (Sign and Icon) 100 Week 13
Assignment 21 Embossed Screen (Masculine) 100 Week 14
Assignment 22 Embossed Screen (Feminine) 100 Week 14
Assignment 23 Classic Frame Display (Stationary or Artistic) 100` Week 15
Assignment 24 Classic Frame Display (Black, White and Gold) 100` Week 15

Semester 2
1.Men’s Casual Bust Display = 100 Wk 2
2.Men’s Business Bust Display = 100 Wk 2
3.Crockery & pleating fabric Display = 100 Wk 3
4.Craft & pleating fabric flat pinning Display = 100 Wk 3
5.Seasonal or Modern Food Display = 100 Wk 4
6.International Food Display = 100 Wk 4
7.Jewellery table display (front view) = 100 Wk 5
8.Jewellery table display (360 view) = 100 Wk 5
9.DVD/CD Display = 100 Wk 5
10.Homewares one colour display = 100 Wk 6
11.Homewares black & white display = 100 Wk 6
12.Group table exercise = 100 Wk 6
13.Mobile phone hard sell display slatwall = 100 Wk 7
14.Mobile phone soft sell display bay = 100 Wk 7
15.Car care hard sell display slatwall = 100 Wk 8
16.Car care soft sell display bay = 100 Wk 8
17.MYER basement Mannequin Dressing = 100 Wk 9
18.Gardening display soft sell bay = 100 Wk 10
19.Gardening displayhard sell slatwall = 100 Wk 10
20.Sale Display = 100 Wk 10
21.Hardware display soft sell bay = 100 Wk 11
22.Stationary hard sell slatwall = 100 Wk 11
23.Book Display (studio manufactured) = 100 Wk 11
24.Free Choice Display bay = 100 Wk 12
25.Accessory Display using dowel = 100 Wk 12
26.Freelance Brief = 100 Wk 12
27.Melbourne Cup/Casino Display with frame = 100 Wk 13
29.TEST = 100 Wk 13
30.Black and White Mini Shop = 100 Wk 14
31.Festive Table Display = 100 Wk 15
32.Tiffany Window Display = 100 Wk 15
33.Folio of semester 2 displays = 100 Wk 16
34.Inspiration Folder = 100 Wk 16


Assessment Matrix

Marks recorded Description Indicative score
HD High Distinction 80-100% competency achieved
DI Distinction 70-79% competency achieved
CR Credit 60-69% competency achieved
PA Pass (higher grading available) 50-59% competency achieved
PX Pass (no higher grading available) competency achieved
NN Fail NN 0-49% not yet competent

• Assessment is ongoing throughout the semester


• Students must pass all assessment tasks in order to pass this course


• Attendance
The major learning experience involves group work, class interaction, presentations and installations. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.


• Work not seen in progress
If a student hands in any work that the teacher has never seen in class or discussed with the student prior to the submission, the teacher can refuse the work on the basis of authentication issues.


• Late submissions
Late submissions may be considered at the teacher’s discretion, provided that:
a. A medical certificate has been produced; or
b. 48 hours notice is given re the inability to meet the nominated deadline; or
c. Special consideration forms have been completed.
Late submissions must be in consultation with the teacher and penalties may occur.


This is aligned with standard visual merchandising industry practice.
• Students may be permitted to resubmit work upon application with course teacher.
• Course guide is subject to change in relation to industry demands and availability.

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