What are the key principles of PALS?
To improve personal development, PALS focus on introspection. In the pursuit of the right solution and better understanding, introspection plays an important role because in many cases the process to get the answer is more valuable than the answer. The evaluation system of PALS is the best embodiment of this idea, where every effort and every performance is tracked down to give an all-dimension view of a person’s development. In visiting firms, we perceive the reality and gained first- hand information, while in dispersive personal practice we searched materials and analyzed problems both by ourselves and by the ream. After weeks of participating, we have had improvement in teamwork, and problem—solving.
PALS advocates interaction and sharing. Last but not least, PALS embodies a sense of equality. Instead of selecting a responsible person or a tutor, our work is done collectively and we share responsibility. The sense of mutual support, the mutual benefit has been embedded in the mind of the participant, and this is not only smoothed the process of settling problems together but also inspired team spirit.
There are mainly four beneficial outcomes. First is the learning of a lot of business relevant knowledge; it helps me build more confidence and credibility as a professional. Second is that the professional development plan helps me to build up competitive, thus have more opportunities to show my abilities and skill in the job market. Thirdly, good foreign language skill and communication skills provide many conveniences for me in learning and in life. Also, it made me accept and accepted by a new culture easier. Last but not least, by reflecting on past learning and identifying the gaps between my knowledge and skills with market demand, profession development increases my productivity and efficiency.