Workplace 911

Written by Nan S. Russell

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Too often what we think we're rewarding, and what we are, are notrepparttar same. Too often we've set up reward systems that createrepparttar 139444 work problems we face. And too often,repparttar 139445 behaviors that exasperate us arerepparttar 139446 ones we're unknowingly reinforcing.

Say a local pizza company decides to reward drivers for on-time delivery. Sounds good, but in actuality, they'd be rewarding speeding and reckless driving. Here's an example from Management Review, "A freight company that based its reward system onrepparttar 139447 number of packages shipped thought productivity was way up until an internal audit revealed that only 45% ofrepparttar 139448 containers were shipped full."

How aboutrepparttar 139449 Texas school system making recent news? It thought it was rewarding teachers for raising test scores. But, it was rewarding numbers over methods. So, one school held back 75% of ninth graders so lower achieving students would not participate in tenth grade tests, andrepparttar 139450 school's staff was rewarded for achieving their goal.

If you want to be winning at working and stop Workplace 911 behaviors from affecting your results, do two things: first, modelrepparttar 139451 behavior you expect from others. Respect comes from giving respect and trust from giving trust. Second, look beyondrepparttar 139452 desired outcomes torepparttar 139453 behaviors that lead to them. Reward that behavior, since whatever gets rewarded gets done. When you find and rewardrepparttar 139454 right behaviors, you'll getrepparttar 139455 right results.

(c) 2005 Nan S. Russell. All rights reserved.

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Accredited Life Experience Degrees - Accelerate Your Progress Online

Written by Katie Robbins

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Some online universities don't require students take general education classes. Your program will focus entirely on your field of study. Often, this structure results in a shorter time spent earningrepparttar 139311 degree. If you plan to transfer your credits to another university, check before enrolling inrepparttar 139312 program to make surerepparttar 139313 credits are transferable.

Saturday Scholars Programs are offered at many large universities. Students entering this program should hold an Associates degree before applying torepparttar 139314 program. You travel torepparttar 139315 university on Saturdays, usually from eight inrepparttar 139316 morning until five inrepparttar 139317 evening. These programs allow you to finish your degree in two years of Saturdays.

Self paced programs are offered through some online colleges. These classes can be started at any time and finished at your own pace. You can work throughrepparttar 139318 material more quickly than is possible inrepparttar 139319 typical college semester. Quite a few of these programs set a minimum time you must takerepparttar 139320 course. Usually they require a six week minimum time frame for completion.

Katie Robbins is a writer for , a web resource where she regularly publishes informative articles about online education. Some of the topics she covers include and

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