Teamwork

This reflection paper is based on a project management position I held that exposed me to challenges of managing teams. The position taught me invaluable lessons that I will use in my new role as a manager for a domiciliary agency. Description One of my initial tasks was to interview 24 applicants and then form four teams of six in preparation for the job training. After conducting the interviews, I had a general idea of how each team should be composed to achieve balance and the right mix of personalities. On the day of induction, I passed out a personality test that further helped in alloc ...

Social Work

Social work is a profession for people who want to help others. Social workers deal with other people’s problems, they try to help people to overcome all sorts of hardships they face everyday. Social workers assist in various social problems, such as unemployment, housing, abuse in the family, disease and lots of others. There are various fields of social work, one of them is family sector, where social workers help single parents, abused children and arrange adoptions. In schools social workers deal with relations between students, their parents and school. (Payne, 1996) They assist students ...

The Reluctant Worker

The three core skills that were at play in the case included; conflict management and resolution, leadership’s skills or organizational skills, team building and management skills. Skills at play in the case of reluctant workers Team building skills The case study clearly shows that the workers lacked teamwork. It shows that they did not listen, share or even cooperate with their boss and never learnt together as a team. The workers did whatever they wanted because they lacked team work. They would also walk out of late afternoon team meetings because of the thought they would miss the pool ...

Effective Communication in the Workplace

Effective Communication within the Workplace In the fast-paced world that we live in, communication has become a way of life, especially within the business environment. From a manager’s point of view, communication is the key to the success of many objectives and goals set by individuals and upper management. Unfortunately, management at every level is experiencing increased tension and uncertainties from lack of communication within the workplace. “Therefore, the need for new strategies such as listening preparations, which includes the mental, physical, and behavioral aspects required for ...

Workplace Diversity Discussion Three

Introduction A modern manager may be successful to the extent of his or her sensitivity to the uniqueness of modern workforce which comprise of people from different backgrounds. The modern workplace is characterized by men and women of different gender, ages, ethnicity, races, stature, language, social class, religion and culture. For teamwork and harmonious working relationships to be created and maintained, managers must be sensitive to the prevailing diversity and then train all workers to be aware and avoid all forms of prejudice, discrimination and even violence. (Mor Barak, p.6) Any man ...

Workplace Diversity

Gender refers to the state of being male or female, which is defined by the society. Societies assign different roles to male and female which they are expected to adhere to. According to DeLaat (2007), gender issues can be described as difficulties that people go through. This occurs when what people think they are or should be does not reflect what they feel inside themselves. The conflict is fueled by being restrained from performing a particular duty/function simply because they are male or female. This act leaves many depressed, feeling isolated, defective, confused, misunderstood, differ ...

What is Teamwork?

Teamwork is the key to successes. Though, people should not mix group and team as they are different social units. Team members collaborate on a regular basis whereas group members can meet once and never see each other after. The reason is that it takes time and thorough work to develop the team. During our life we participate in different teams. Usually each team has its own rules and traditions, which can be transmitted from generation to generation (e.g. baseball team, or even a family as a single entity) or occur as a result of newly formed values which give the possibility to look at the ...

The Woodworking Company

The Woodworking Company is a medium size furniture-manufacturing outlet. The Woodworking project was initiated in 1954. As the case reflects, the company has gained reputation for its quality designs. The company made much progress and now focuses on supplying custom products based on customer orders. As the years moved, the outlet continued to prosper. The group's carpenters are a composition of a loyal workforce that has contributed greatly towards the attainment of its success. The snapping up of John Carpenter is testament of the level of attraction that the company has on upcoming qualifi ...

Working in Organisations

Ageing is one of life’s inescapable realities. We are all born into this earth, and as time goes by, we go through life’s different stages (infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood) until we reach the stage that precedes death: old age. Old age is a natural part of life, and even though it is not without limitation (whether it is physical or mental), it is still a time for a person to continue living good, happy, and fulfilling lives. Old People (OP) are not permanently disabled by age, nor should they ever be considered as a burden. Even though there are complications that spring with ...

Upgrading the Network Infrastructure

Upgrading a network could be a technically challenging task. This calls for a step by step approach for the network upgrade process to be a success. Assessment should be carried out to establish the exactly desired upgrade details. To upgrade the network from a 10baseT network to 100baseT network, one should determine the hardware elements are to be upgraded. One should also assess the benefits associated with the upgrade as well as the expected costs. Since the company will be expecting an increase in operations, it is important to install a more efficient network connection as well increase ...