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Unit 7 Workplace Issues

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  1. Unit 7 Workplace Issues Real World Seminar

  2. Time Management • Definition: • The ability of an individual to schedule and complete items on task and be productive on the job.

  3. Facts of Time Management • 23% of time is used waiting for approvals • 20% of time doing things that should not be done • 15% of time is doing others’ stuff • 18% of time is doing things wrong • 16% of time is doing the wrong things

  4. Time Management • Positives • Less Stress • Get more done • More free time • More opportunities • More time where it matters • Negatives • Time taken to be organized and on task • Time consuming task in the beginning

  5. Corporate Environment • Definition: How the company feels or acts when no one is looking. • Uptight, Professional, Strict,Cut-throat • Relaxed, Lax on Rules, Innovative, Cooperative

  6. Full/Part Time Work • Definitions: • Full time work is can be (30-40 hours a week) depends on employer. • Part-time work is less than 40 hours of work a week

  7. Full/Part Time Work • Full • Advantages for Employees • Benefits • More Salary • Part • Advantages for Employees • Flexibility • Not required all responsibilities of full time workers

  8. Management Styles • Autocratic-leader makes all decisions • Permissive-leader and staff makes decisions together or with heavy input from staff.

  9. Ways to Manage • Directive Democrat makes decisions with staff and monitors the staff closely • Directive Autocrat makes decisions and monitors the staff closely • Permissive Democrat makes decisions with staff and lefts staff work on their own • Permissive Autocrat makes decisions and lets staff work on their own

  10. Job Evaluation Definition: A formal written appraisal of a workers performance over a specific time period. • Areas to Use in Job Evaluation: • Attitude, Relationships w/others, • Attendance, Quality of work, Quantity of work

  11. Job Evaluation • What successes have you had on the job? • What failures have you had on the job? • What are your areas of strength? • What are your areas of weaknesses? • How can you improve on the job?

  12. Job Evaluation • Process • Immediate boss or next level of supervision conducts the evaluation • Provides feedback that is specific with ways to improve • Private and confidential goes into personnel file • If necessary then remediation and outside help can be suggested and used. • Can lead to dismissal if not fixed

  13. Downsizing/Layoffs • Definitions: • Downsizing-The reduction of jobs permanently • Layoffs-The reduction of staff with plans to bring after changes have been made (economy/new products/business picks up)

  14. Downsizing/Layoffs • Negatives • Loss of salary, co-workers, benefits, career plans, stability of job • Positives Change of career plans, ability to attend school for re-training, change of job pressures

  15. Downsizing/Layoffs • Methods of handling • Review your severance package • Look at insurance benefits • Review unemployment • Prepare your finances • Cut your spending, eliminate unnecessary purchases

  16. Downsizing/Layoffs • Signs of Pending Issues • You are not included in new projects • Company is experiencing financial losses • Boss does not speak with your directly • Company is purchased by another company • Be aware of rumors regarding this issue • Do not assume you are safe

  17. Promotions/Advancements • Definition • An increase in pay and responsibility

  18. Promotion/Advancements • Tips • Talk to boss more • Ask for more work • Increase your people skills • Increase your job output • Increase the degree of your work

  19. Job Sharing • Definition: • Dividing of responsibilities and duties of one job between two or more people.

  20. Job Sharing • Advantages to Employer: • Less benefits, Sharing Responsibility of job, Satisfies more employees, Fresh workers not as long of hours Disadvantages to Employer: • Not exactly the same person, pay more in company training, can cause issues with others not participating

  21. Workplace Safety • Definition: • The concern of well-being for employees on the job. Government Agency-OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  22. Workplace Safety • Very important to all workers and employers • Can be very costly if mistakes are made • Safety regulations must be established and maintained • OSHA can be called by workers or customers

  23. Telecommuting Definition: The ability to work from home, road or on sites not directly tied to a workplace. • Benefits: No cost to commute, Less stress, comforts of home • Negatives: Miss meetings, miss working with others, Less support

  24. International Business Definition: The completion of business with other countries Benefits: more customers, mores sources for employees, more options for supplies Negatives: Language barriers, trade differences, governmental issues, laws, tariffs

  25. Co-Workers Definition: The people you work with. Coping Skills: Be straightforward, Be honest, Treat others as you would want to be treated, Contact boss if all else fails.

  26. Bosses Definition The person who you directly report to Good Qualities: Respectful, Honest, Intelligent, Fair, Understanding