The in-class workshops, discussions, and activities component of this course definitely enhanced my experience and learning. I think the biggest benefit I derived from this component was the activity of peer review. I found this component helped me to reach the goal of engaging in formal and informal writing that analyzes and critically reflects on my major’s writing conventions and on my own writing practices and choices. In my academic experience, I often receive peer reviews that just say something to the effect of "good job." While it's nice to receive positive feedback it never helped me as a writer. I have always tried to offer solid advice on my peer reviews. I find it difficult to be critical of people's work, but I realize it is part
There is a multitude of reasons as to why an organization may change their culture. Some catalysts to cultural change could be such things as changes in the economy, external events, internal shortcomings, restructuring of leadership, or growth of technological capabilities. Since IBM was founded in 1911, it has undergone a multitude of cultural changes driven by each one of these factors. The 1990’s included a large cultural shift for this organization driven by a new CEO and new technological capabilities.
Over time, the culture can change or adapt. This may be due to new leadership, mergers, or acquisitions. It may even be due to a change in the market climate itself. As new employees are brought on, they must be taught the company culture to keep it strong and in line with the overall company umbrella. Most large companies have established culture programs for their leadership, so that they may take those tools, thought processes, and examples back to their teams to keep the culture strong.
As an Orientation Leader I serve as a representative for Florida Memorial University fulfilling diverse roles while becoming a friend and mentor to new students, the PR Director for Faces Modeling Troupe Inc. Miami Chapter ensuring the communication strategy is consistent reflecting the non-for-profit organization strategic vision, and an active member of the University’s National Society Collegiate Scholars Program building bonds with fellow members that will enhance my life both now and in the world beyond college, all the while striving to pursue a Bachelors Degree. Volunteering my time and effort on and off campus has and continues to instill lifelong lessons into my personal growth. I wholeheartedly believe that the person who should have the most vested interests in my career is I, therefore, I take precaution when making decisions that will be reflected throughout my college career. This summer, through Commissioner Barbara Jordan’s Summer Youth Internship Initiative, I was awarded an awesome opportunity to intern at El Dorado Furniture in the Marketing Department, which I insightfully claim to be an eye opening and gratifying involvement. It truly helped build my professional experience in my field of study.
Being in this class gave me insight on the way that I learn. I’ve had my share of jobs along with schooling and various other learning experiences. Some good, some bad but I can honestly say that I never noticed the pattern on how I learn. Now I know I learn more by being more of a hands on person. Also utilizing my thinking and problem solving skills has helped with my growth. I also found it important to use my reflective observation too. Mostly combining different learning styles have helped me in life to understand the way I learn and the benefits that could come if I use my strengths to further my ambitions.
All of these speeches were for different occasions, but all the speakers knew what they were doing. All of them utilized pauses and breaks to build suspense or to allow the crowd to settle down. These pauses help build the speech and keep the reader on edge while hopefully not putting them to sleep. Each speech has it's own purpose. Cal Ripken's speech was given to announce his retirement and to thank all of his supporters, while also explaining why Baltimore has been such a great home to him. This is what sports were made for, to be able to connect to a player and live through those teams. Obama used an anecdote about a doctor who sent him a letter about something he had said. Obama was trying to make a point for these new graduates and that
To be successful, you must be able to get a point across quickly and you must be able to do so in a way that you sound credible to your audience. This course fits in with my career goals because as a civil engineer designing bridges, I will have to communicate on a daily basis with my fellow employees, employers and clients. I have seen this in my internship with a civil engineering consulting firm, where the employees are constantly communicating with one another and their clients every
As a Big Brothers Big Sisters Communication and Fundraising Intern, my most important task was to build relationships with local businesses on the behalf of the organization. In these instances, I saw the value that words have in professional settings and the positive effect I had on our organization’s reputability. Additionally, my participation in this organization allowed my team and I to devise new and ingenious fundraising ideas. I learned not only to think in an innovative manner, but also the importance of working and collaborating with a diverse team. These communication and brainstorming skills are ones I aim to apply in an internship with the motivated team at Ketchum.
The three courses I took this semester have all gave me insight to important information I have been able to apply at my work and will be able to continue applying in my future jobs. My business and professional writing class has shown me how correctly structuring work documents, letters, resumes, policies can demonstrate the professionalism of an employee or organization. Since this course when directing information through my supervisors I try to make sure my letters or any other documents are well written and formatted. I have received complements on my current job for doing this also.
When taking this class, I got to learn how to think critically, ask the right questions and formulate my thoughts into coherent paragraphs. The presentations gave me a lot of information; the assignments helped me remember and better process what I learned. And finally, the discussions gave me the opportunity to express my ideas, as well as an insight into what my classmates
I was enrolled in two classes this Winter session: Elementary Chinese and Development of the Silk Road. I experienced the coursework for both of these classes differently than I would have had I taken them in the traditional classroom setting. Take Chinese for example: I was immersing myself in the Chinese culture and interacting with native Chinese speakers, simultaneous to learning the Chinese language. It clearly impacted the speed and accuracy of which I learned the language since I was constantly seeing, hearing and speaking the little Chinese I learned. I felt most triumphant when locals understood what I said and equally accomplished once I began to recognize Chinese characters in street
It is important to change various aspects of organization culture when trying to institute change in organizations (Kavita, 2005). The aspects that such changes should target include the balance of power in the organizations, the organization structure that supports the framework, leadership and management styles. Organizational history is also very critical, especially if it has a progressive track record success. However, if the culture despite the changes remains aligned to the organization goals and mission the employees will adopt it and embrace change.
Existing culture can in times be very hard to continue with because of the change in the growth or in the strategic change in the organisation. At such appropriate web of culture is important to be identified or that can be a problem in the progress of the organisation. These identified elements will give organisation a bigger picture of what was going wrong and how can they change it towards betterment of the organisation.