Workplace 911Written by Nan S. Russell
I've watched a few episodes of Nanny 911 and with chaos, out of control children and seemingly irreparable behavior, it strikes me as a precursor to Workplace 911. No, not a new reality TV show, but everyday workplace problems.
You see, kids who don't get their way, who learn to hit, manipulate, scream and throw things, grow up and go to work. By time they're adults, they've replaced their aberrant behaviors, like spitting, with more socially acceptable ones like sarcastic zingers and verbal tirades. They're liars, saboteurs, bullies, and road-blockers we meet up with at work. And I've met my share.
But here's thing. Just as those parents are challenged by Nanny to identify and correct what they're doing to encourage and reward their children's behavior, we need to challenge ourselves to do same at work. If you want to be winning at working, you need to uncover what you're doing to encourage and reward behaviors that you don't like. You need to recognize which hot buttons hook you into unproductive patterning at work and which, like those parents desperate to contain their children's behavior, reduce your results.
I learned in twenty years of managing there's one key that can change everything. Figure out what you're rewarding. It doesn't matter if you're five or thirty-five, whatever gets rewarded gets done. But, it's not as easy as it sounds. And don't confuse rewards only with something positive. If a co-worker gets you irritated enough to yell at him, he may feel rewarded because he's "gotten to you."
Accredited Life Experience Degrees - Accelerate Your Progress OnlineWritten by Katie Robbins
Chances are you are pursuing an online degree to reap benefits in workplace. For this reason, you may be interested in accelerating your progress to get your degree faster. This article will explain seven ways to finish your degree faster. Keep in mind that you will work harder to finish faster and must be willing to make this commitment.
Check with an admissions counselor to see if you qualify for Credit for Life Experience Program (CLEP). Experience in business world can translate into college credits with this program. You will have to show documentation of your work experience. The school will verify this experience to determine how it fits into your degree program in terms of college credit. The credits you receive from this program can shorten time you spend earning your degree. This program isn't offered at all schools or for all degree programs.
The Proficiency Exam Program (PEP) is similar to CLEP. This program allows students to earn college credit for independent study or other training received without college credit. You may have learned subject matter in another forum and not need to take class. You will have to show documentation and pass an exam to qualify for credits with PEP.
Many online universities offer shorter semesters. Some will give you choice between six, eight and ten week semesters. Shorter semesters allow you to take more classes throughout year. Keep in mind that these shorter semesters still carry same requirements. The work load will be more intense, but time period will be shorter. Be sure you have time to devote before you choose shorter semesters. The pace is faster and you will need to work faster to keep up.