The art of balancing work and life is a tricky area to handle for anyone. Everyone will have some variation of a work-life balance since there are people in so many different situations and stages of life. Some of us will be trying to further our education by staying solely focused on learning, while others will be trying to do the exact same thing while juggling a part-time or even full-time job. Parents might both need to work jobs to support their children and there are even single mothers working multiple jobs to do the same thing. For certain reasons, some may say that the process of work should technically not be separated from “life”, as it is so ingrained into our daily lives. However, I would argue that with our modern viewpoints, whether it should be or not, we see work as a separation from our self and family time. On top of this, there are many who are affected by negative aspects of the work part of life, such as wage gaps, inequalities, and the need to put in more hours at work in order to maintain an ideal lifestyle.
Cultural Considerations and the Mental Disorders
Introduction The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the standard document for mental health professionals to use when diagnosing patients. However, the DSM has a few areas of weakness that lead to criticism of the manual. One of the major criticisms is the lack of cultural considerations when it comes to the diagnostic criteria. Another criticism was the lack of validity when formulating a diagnosis. There has been increasing conversations and research on the impact that culture…...
Health Care and Cultural Understanding
Cultural competence “is defined by the National Institutes of Health (2015) as the enabling of health care providers to deliver services that are respectful of and responsive to the health beliefs, practices, and cultural and linguistic needs of diverse patients.” (Potter, 2017, pg. 103). To be considered culturally competent, one must ascertain personal preferences, beliefs, and care requirements, of their patient or patients. Cultural competency is a significant facet of nursing that emphasizes considerations for the provision of care to…...
An Analysis of Bruce W. Tuckman’s Theory of the Process of Group Stage Development
The aspect of groupwork theory that I have chosen to critique is that of Bruce Wayne Tuckman's theory put forward in his short article 'Developmental sequence in small groups' (1965) and amendments (1977). I will first describe what may be understood by the terms group, group work and process. I will then offer an accurate synopsis of Tuckman's theory of group stage development. Next will be a critical analysis of the theory by relating it to practical examples from my…...
Analysis of Apple`s Drivers
Executive Summary Since its inception, Apple has been a revolutionary company, often at the forefront of personal technological advancements and a strong position in the premium market. However, it has not been without its ups and downs. With a large customer base and the funds to expand, Apple has the potential to grow even more, but to do this it must first solve some existing issues within the company. Apple has been struggling with the following: competing with Android products…...
Ethic and Social Responsibilities in Apple Inc.
Introduction: Apple is a multinational company founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in the year 1975. The company is generally dealing with developing computer hardware and software. The things which are generally made by the company are Phones, computers, and music players. The phones made by the company are called iPhone and music players are called as IPod. The name of the operating system used by the company for PC's known as Macintosh and for mobile phones and music…...
Moral Principles and the Workplace
My Personal Principles and Values I have several values and principles, similar to many others that I follow. Honesty is important to me. Even in uncomfortable situations I’ve found that it’s always better to be honest. Morally, being honest is important because it can influence decision making (Zollo, Pellegrini, & Ciappei 2017). I am against cheating, not only in relationships but also in daily life tasks. Another principle that I have is to just be generally nice. Whether it’s during…...
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Benefits of Teams & Teamwork in Spine Surgery Quality
The spine surgery operating room is a complex environment where stakes are high. Hundreds of thousands of quality adjusted life years and thousands of lives have been saved or significantly improved with the advances made in modern spine surgery. Yet there is a great deal of room for improvement. Death by medical error continues to be one of the leading causes of mortality in the United States. Communication is the most likely root cause for most categories of medical error,…...
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Experience of Working in Group
Working in a group domain can be fun in different ways however it can likewise be a challenge. Despite the fact that working in a group can enable you to take in various things from various individuals it additionally can be leeway on the best way to most likely get things done from an alternate viewpoint. I've worked in a few team work settings. Some have been positive some have been negative. Each experience I have discovered some new information…...
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Teamwork and Personal Ethics
According to the founder of JC Penny, James Cash Penny, “growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together”. Teamwork can be facilitated or hindered by personal ethics of an individual. Personal ethics depend on belief systems, virtues, and personal experiences. An individual’s personal ethics help justify his or her actions and choices that might render peace or acceptance to oneself. In my experiences and circumstances, I have realized that my personal ethics have changed…...
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Essence of Teamwork in Supply Chain Management Process
1. Introduction The contemporary business is in challenge as they must provide quality and on time services to the demanding clients. The success of a firm is depending on affiliation and competent dealing with present business demands and at the same time being responsive to the environmental changes which is known as ambidexterity (Gibson and Birkinshaw, 2004; Raisch and Birkinshaw, 2008). Organizations need to resolve internal tensions and conflicting demands in their task environments if they want to be ambidextrous.…...
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Impact of Education System on Teamwork
In the United States, our higher education system is diverse in terms of public vs. private, large or small in size, secular or religious. For students this diversity equals an opportunity to find the right fit school of their dreams. Most students will spend 2-4 years inside an institution of higher learning. The student affairs departments play an important role in helping students achieve knowledge, awareness and skills to mold them into productive citizens. First, students need to know what…...
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Tattoo Acceptance in the Workplace
Tattoos are a permanent form of body art that has been around for many years. According to McFadden (2019) the oldest physical proof of tattoos goes all the way back to an ancient mummy from the Alps, called Otzi which dates back around the fourth millennium BC. There are many reasons why people got tattoos. The Egyptian and Indian cultures used tattoos as a form of healing, religious worship and social status McFadden (2019). There were also the Greeks and…...
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Frida Kahlo: Works and Life
Introduction of the essay This essay will focus on the work of Frida Kahlo, a Mexican female artist. This analysis aims to reveal the personal characteristics of the artist, by examining Kahlo’s choice of subject matter and investigating what drives her to create art that is so bold and defiant. To further the analysis it will look into to the issues her art attempts to raise and the message her work portrays. It will focus on how her paintings were…...
Teamwork and Creativity: Making Them Work Together
Introduction Some have argued that teamwork can offer greater creativity and productivity than working as an individual (Salas E, 2000). From my experience, I would agree with this. Combining ideas and experiences from multiple people can greatly increase the success of a project. In recent years, interest in teamwork has increased. A recent review shows that more than 130 frameworks and models of teamwork and team performance have emerged (Salas E, 2005). Amongst these different theories are some key models…...
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Hard Work Never Hurt Anyone
I wish there could be a way to relive the first fourteen years of my life in my current situation and in a wealthy situation just to compare the two to see how life would differ. Growing up differently from how the kids I was going to school with was a big challenge. I could not fit in with them correctly or really have good conversations because what I knew was totally different from what they knew, life was hard.…...
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Success in Life Based on Hardwork or Luck?
People succeed because of hard work and luck has nothing to do with success.do u agree or disagree with this view?. There has been lots of debates taking place about one's success. There is an opinion that success in our life is a matter of hardwork and no room for luck to become succeed. However, i do assert an opposite argument that one's success is based on many factors including hardwork,luck,happiness,attitude and certain level of skills. Hard work has a…...
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Professionalism in the workplace
For a long time now, unethical behavior in the professional world and in all fields rapidly decreases. However, the existence of unprofessional behaviors in the workplace may be as a result of selfish interests or corporate pressure. For instance, an unprofessional person may decide to act unprofessionally when there is pressure from the board of directors on improvements that need to be done, when there is pressure from clients, when they want to take short cuts in life among other…...
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Anti Transcendentalism in the Literary Works of Edgar Allan Poe 1
Anti-Transcendentalism in the Work of Edgar Allan Poe Life and death are concepts that are widely known by men and women of all cultures. Many pieces of literature are written about these topics since they are well known but not everyone understands the meaning of living and dying. Death seems to be the tougher of these two concepts to be discussed. This is most likely due to the fact that once a person dies they are gone forever. While many…...
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Cultural Information to work in Canada
Description about Canada The country that is chosen for transferring the employee from XYZ insurance company is Canada ABC insurance company. Canada is considered as one of the most famous business network which helps in promoting entrepreneurship as well as provides innovative ideas (Desmarais & Wittman, 2014). The business network of Canada also provides assistance via a network that provide service in an organized way. Canada is considered as a center that work with partners in different communities in the…...
Improving Moral on Workplace
There are many benefits a company can receive by increasing morale in the workplace but it can prove to be a very difficult task. When trying to instill a different environment or make necessary changes to a company it is good to remember that a company’s leadership is only as fast as their slowest player. Many leaders may at times forget that it takes all hands in a business or company performing at peak conditions for it to be successful…...
Emotional Intelligence: The Key to Career Development
Intelligence doesn’t mean that someone is simply “smart.” It does not mean that someone is intelligent if they have a high IQ or gets straight A’s on their report card. It also does not mean that someone with intelligence can do all things well. There is more to intelligence than what our society has portrayed it to be over the years. Myers & DeWall (2017) define intelligence as having the “ability to learn from experience, solve problems, and use knowledge…...
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Loyalty and Getting the Best from Your Employees
Introduction Nowadays the hospitality industry is very diverse and competitive. Lowering your prices will only work to a certain extent so how else do hotels entice guests to stay with them and build guest loyalty. Loyalty is composed of thrust, comfort and care. It will build your brand image and reputation; it will fulfill your staff's potential and increase cliental. Loyalty is achieved when the guest or your staff has felt cared for, important, encouraged. How to build Loyalty? Loyalty…...
Benefits of Working in Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University offers a myriad of benefits to their full-time eligible employees. Employee earn several different types of time off hours- university holidays (additional 12-15 days off), vacation, and sick leave- which allows them the flexibility to better integrate their work-life balance (Division of Human Resources & Organizational Effectiveness, 2018-a). Employees receive free medical insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield for themselves and have the option of supplementary variety coverages (for themselves and/or dependents)- dental, long-term disability, accidental death…...
My Work Experience in Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant
I worked in this organization for over 9 years at Bridgewell they use to do present card when it was your birthday and occasion give you $10 to $25 yet since they been under another administration that have stop individuals don't get nothing any longer. While I was working at Bridgewell I was likewise working at Southbay. Simultaneously, I work for an organization name Southbay people group for a long time. I recollect when I was in my nine months…...
The Management of Organizational Justice: Dynamics of Fairness in the Workplace
Justice is a subjective concept. Organisational justice is a personal evaluation of fairness within a company, which affects employees’ work attitudes and behaviours. It is crucial to ensure organisational justice because it can bring great benefits to both organisations and individuals. As explained by Cropanzano et al (2007), there are three components of organisational justice: distributive justice (fairness of outcomes), procedural justice (fairness of allocation process) and interactional justice (fairness of interpersonal transactions with others). Employees care about justice for…...
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Emotional Intelligence, Trauma Severity, and Emotional Expression
Introduction The occurrence of traumatic events has been found to be consistently high in a general population, across the lifespan, with varied prevalence rates from approximately 39% to 69%.1–4 Although exposure to traumatic events does not necessarily lead to the development and diagnosis of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, its effects on mental and physical health, as well as quality of life have been well documented.4,5 As a result, much effort has been devoted to the understanding of recovery from exposure to…...
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Emotional Intelligence: Descriptions and Features
Introduction Emotional intelligence is a blend of capabilities which enables an individual to know about, to comprehend, and to be responsible for their own feeling, to perceive and comprehend feeling of others. What’s more, to utilize this information to cultivate their prosperity and the accomplishment of others? The capacity to express and control our feelings is significant, notwithstanding so is our ability to understand, make an interpretation of, and respond to the sentiments of others. Emotional intelligence (EI) provide the…...
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How to Open a Start Up in Dubai?
The Multiethnic city, Dubai provides a wonderful working environment that is highly liberal and accentuating in Middle-eastern region. Hence commencing a small start up in Dubai will surely give you high returns in future. Some high earnings business includes retail shop or a grocery store. They encourage small sector businesses in the region. However, you should look out for several aspects before developing your start up, since they can possibly affect the productivity and stability of your small business. Have…...
How To Develop A Relationship With Your CBD Company Just Like Doctor?
CBD is an astounding supplement that is capable of meeting the needs of different people with various kinds of ailment. Though, just because CBD has been proven over time to be of no or little side effects with a lot of benefits does not neglect the fact that it is not a solution for some. Therefore, it is pertinent to build and develop a relationship with your CBD Company to direct you. Approaching your CBD Company with your interest inclined…...
The Importance of Integrity in the Workplace
When selecting applicants management should concentrate on ethics-related characteristics such as honesty and dependability. Sometimes characteristics can prevail over the significance of particular job skill. It could be argued that honesty is the most essential characteristic that a possible staff member must possess in order to make it through the job enquiry and evaluation stage. If management has uncertainties regarding the applier’s truthfulness, the authenticity of the applicant’s resume or potential delinquency or deceit in former times, the applicant needs…...
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Group Value and Group Creativity
Witnessing the thriving of businesses in collectivistic countries as well as Western organizations’ increasing dependence on work groups, many scholars suggested that organizations should start endorsing collectivistic, instead of individualistic values, to better adapt to current working environment. Indeed, promoting collectivistic values within a company does have many potential benefits, such as increased harmony and cooperation, and reduced employees’ tendency to shirk responsibility. However, the downside of endorsing collectivistic values, especially the risk of constraining creativity, has not been investigated.…...
Importance of Diversity in Work Place
The diversity issues in today’s world are growing more serious by the day. As a result, it is increasingly important for the employees, job holder and organization as a firm to teach and develop the good habits and skill. Diversity refers to variety, respect, acceptance and teamwork despite of differences in culture, value, norms, language, religion and so on. It means understanding each individual unique, and recognizing our individual differences. The main aim of it is to increase training for…...
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Diversity in Amazon Incorporation
Amazon Incorporation’s mission of becoming the earth’s most customer centric organization is central to its diversity and inclusion policy. The company is constantly looking for means to strengthen its culture of inclusion. In particular, the organization has 10 worker-led affinity groups reaching more than 40,000 workers in close to 200 chapters across the globe. The company offers inventive benefit offerings and numerous annual learning experiences such as “Conversations on Race and Ethnicity”, as well as AmazeCon conferences. The latter focuses…...
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Nursing Profession: Diversity in the Workplace
Having a profession in nursing requires a lot. Your duties are not only about caring for the patients, treating and educating patients about various medical ailments. It involves offering emotional support and advice to patients and their families. Firstly, in order to be a nurse, you need to obtain a Bachelor`s Degree in Nursing. During the study, you learn about anatomy and human development while at the same time gaining extensive supervised clinical experience. Upon graduation, nurses go through a…...
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Gender Diversity in a Work Place
There is a growing campaign for companies to cater for more women in the top corporate stratum is growing. Proponents of gender equality are encouraging equality between women and men in the workplace, and they consider this from the lowest to the highest level within the organisation. Resultantly, as Bear et al. (2010) indicate, as part of the strategy to enhance maintainable development, there is augmenting encouragement for supporting and hiring females to the CEO level. The number of females…...
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“Glass Ceiling”: Diversity in the Workplace
Introduction The glass ceiling is “an invisible upper limit in corporations and other organizations, above which it is difficult or impossible for women to rise in the ranks” (Lewis, “Glass Ceiling: What Is It? Does One Exist?”). It limits women from receiving pay raises and experiences that men typically would receive (Lewis, “Glass Ceiling: What Is It? Does One Exist?”). This report will discuss how the “glass ceiling” may affect the careers of women and minorities in various occupational settings.…...
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Diversity and Inclusion in Work Places
The diversity and inclusion in work places are common phenomenon of many organizations in Australia. There is diversity in every work place, to the extent that it does not welcome the same staff of the organization at the same time (Ali, & French, 2019). Many organizations today are experiencing the problem of employees not been treated fairly. The mal-treated employees are not given the equal opportunity as the other employees, and their consideration in the organization is relegated. The differences…...
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Stress in the Workplace
The topic I chose to write about for the final paper is job stress. Throughout the course, I have found it very interesting to learn about. Job stress can play a significant role on someone's life, but they have the ability to cope with the stress as well. I will talk about the common job stressors and the outcomes from them, certain job characteristics and the impact of them, and coping strategies, along with a model of stress. Different jobs…...
Global Occupational Health: Current Challenges
Introduction Global Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) is very much in tune with the transformation of economic globalization. As global marketing grows, the gap between developed and underdeveloped countries, occupational illnesses and injuries affect a large number of workers worldwide. Global OHS issues are local in developed countries due to many factors, including migrant workers, construction, and agriculture who are not trained in the informal sector. Worldwide, 2.3 million workers die every year from occupational accidents and work-related illnesses; This…...
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Inequalities and Diversity in the Workplace
To speak directly to some of these negative aspects, I’d like to bring attention to the area of working parents. An interesting fact within Dr. Jennifer Harrison’s “Inequalities and Diversity in the Workplace” lecture video was on the topic of male and female pay disparity, in which she described that once a couple has a child(ren), it is likely that the overall income of the mother will fall, while the overall income of the father will rise (Harrison, n.d.). I found this to be fascinating as it never occurred to me that this could happen. Obviously, the pay gap is calculated using multiple variables and reasonings, but the concept of the mother, in general, receiving less pay was hard to handle. It is almost as if companies would then view the mother as collateral, as her time would be assumed to be much more split between work and home life than that of the father. This also hits home in regard to my own family. When I was born, both my parents were working multiple jobs and my mother was in college. The amount of stress on them was unbearable and would only increase once my sister was born a year later.
My Family’s Specific Situation
My mom worked full-time for a few years at her main job without getting much of a substantial bump in pay, which was quite deflating mentally. Also, as the U.S. doesn’t really have paid parental leave, my mom had to continue to work to afford to take care of us and pursue school. However, this also left my father under a lot of stress as well. The pressures of finding a successful career was a heavy weight, especially when realizing that working overtime was the only way to sustain your family and your partner through college, which ultimately left him without the ability or time to further his education. Things eventually evened out stress-wise, but from discussing with them the concepts in this class, it is clear that this issue and the negative impact it brings unconsciously affected them for years. Looking at my family’s specific situation, it is difficult to pinpoint anything that could be changed within society that would make a positive change for other people dealing with the same issue, as this is something that has been occurring for years. In my mind, the best option to alleviate some of this stress would be paid parental leave from work. This would have greatly helped my mother with having more time with us when we were first born, and it would have made continuing her education a bit easier. I find that many of the European countries I have visited have this option and it is quite positive in regard to lowering the psychological stress of not only the mother but the father as well.
College Education and Labour Unions
Continuing with the theme of wages, one of the main things that ended up making life easier on my family was my mother’s completion of her college degree, as it opened the doors to much higher paying work for her and more time for the family. According to the Pew Research Center video “There’s More to the Story of the Shrinking Pay Gap”, the wage gap between women and men has significantly decreased due to an increasing amount of the female population that are pursuing higher education (Pew Research Center, 2014).
My mom was one of these women that had the chance to obtain a degree, and it opened her horizons to a couple of careers that were solidly stable. She was also reviewed for pay raises much more frequently compared to her first line of work. In my opinion, this only reinforces the idea of how important a college education is, but it is sad that it could be so difficult to justify a pay increase without one. I believe one of the best things we could do to make a positive change in the area of promoting education is for universities and even high schools to start promoting degrees in STEM fields for women. It is not that other degrees in other areas do not hold value, but I believe one of the ways in which the wage gap could be further decreased and women could gain further recognition is through breaking into these fields. I believe one of the greatest factors to the workplace recognition of women within the last 50 years has been their ability to break through and thrive in the fields of medicine and law. However, I believe the next 50 years and beyond will be due to more women working in the areas of science, technology, and engineering.
As I have previously talked about how the concepts within this learning week can be compared to the different stages of life with my family, I would like to continue this pattern by moving to more recent times. I’ve previously mentioned in other discussions about my dad’s line of work, which was mainly as a pipeline radiographer until he has recently moved into inspecting and teaching within his field. The aspect I would like to present that is related to my father and his work-life balance is that of unions. Rudi Volti describes in his book “An Introduction to the Sociology of Work and Occupations”, that labor unions may have been formed with good intentions, but even these types of groups could promote forms of inequality and create barriers to those seeking work (Volti, p. 236, 2012). Upon entering his line of work, my dad was inclined to join the union associated with his field, as it usually meant better pay, hours, benefits, and work availability. All of these things are for the most part true and I do believe that unions provide many benefits to protecting and promoting their members.
However, one area of inequality that he and I found was due to when there is a lack of available work for current union members, and what his union had the ability to do to some members if they chose to work “non-union” jobs. As the pipeline industry has died down within the last 5 years, my father was in a tough position between waiting for union work in his area or choosing to work for a non-union company until more work was available. He would have taken an obvious pay decrease, but he would have had income for his family. However, it was a sort of unspoken rule in which my father’s union would possibly “blacklist” some union members from further work that would choose to work for non-union companies for a small period of time, which would even spur fear among members about losing their membership. A few of my father’s friends had this happen to them during this period, which made it much harder for them to find work. In my opinion, this “we have to stick together” mentality can be quite damaging when it gets to this level of harm. This is also a prime example of how work can directly interfere with life and make employees go through extreme stress. Obviously, the practice of blacklisting or discriminating a union member from work is illegal, but it is something that does occur and can go unseen and unquestioned within unions. I believe a way that this could be changed for the better would be to have better regulation over this sort of issue. No union member or employee should have to be worried about their livelihood and benefits, especially during times where work is sparse to begin with. Having more periodical outside or third-party inspections into union affairs could also help to make the atmosphere more honest within union circles, which could reduce stress on members that may feel that they are experiencing this situation.
Importance of Work-Life Balance
Work-life balance may be a concept that many people do not have the time to delve into and unbox, but it is still a major part of society. I believe we all have stories of trying to balance both areas, whether within our own lives, our family, or those around us. The stresses of work will eventually cause stress in life and the difficulties of life will eventually lead to harder times at work. Overall, it can be difficult to find an exact balance that promotes mental peace within both areas, but there are things that we can do as a society to make some of the negative aspects reduced.