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Harassment in the Workplace - Tracy is a 43 year-old accomplished school teacher whose life was turned upside down. She had been teaching for 12 years and had received glowing references and many letters from the Dean congratulating her on her performance. Then, Tracy was transferred to a remote country school where, for the first time in her life, she experienced workplace bullying to the point where she became ill and could no longer face going to work. For six years Tracy put up with bullying. A colleague/superior told her that it wouldn’t matter if she was dead....   [tags: Workplace Harassment] 2713 words
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Corruption in the Workplace - Corruption in the Workplace Corruption in the workplace is a tremendous problem in today’s society. It can affect everyone from managers to clerks. It occurs in many forms, some much more common than others. Corruption can be found everywhere from the Government to McDonalds, and in every country of the world. Greg Abrams, an employee of ASI Services of south Tampa provided great insight into the problem. He feels corruption in the workplace definitely occurs. Greg often sees signs of nepotism, unequal application of rules, failure to properly inform employees when a difference in pay occurs in contracted employees, failure to establish a sense of mutual loyalty, and many forms of favoritism....   [tags: Workplace Corruption] 338 words
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Discrimination Against Women in the Workplace - Although some of the worst employment discrimination was eliminated by the Civil Rights Act in 1964, many women continue to undergo unfair and unlawful discrimination in the workplace. Even though women have come a long way, they are still being discriminated against in certain fields of work. High-end jobs, most commonly large companies and medical fields, continue to discriminate against women even though they have the same job qualifications as men. There are many different ways in which women are discriminated against in the workplace....   [tags: Workplace Discrimination, Pay Discrimination] 1196 words
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Religion and Spirituality in the Workplace - Religion and Spirituality in the Workplace Faith in the workplace and the level of accommodations employers should allow is an increasing problem. Moreover, the influx of people from different backgrounds bringing with them different religious practices has caused organizations to seek help from organizations such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the courts, and legal firms on how to deal with this new reality. Thus, the complexities surrounding religion and spirituality in the workplace and recommendations on the cause and solutions were examined....   [tags: Faith in the Workplace, EEOC] 1347 words
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Gender Equality In The Workplace - ... An important concern regarding these policies, pertain whether they effect the change that they are set to do or not (Ng, 2010; Zanoni, et al, 2010; Greene et al, 2005). It creates a tension placing into question whether it really works. This is based on the following suppositions: 1. Issues of social justice and discrimination have been tackled in the organization by creating flat forms where differences among employees are tapped and used for the success of both the organization and the individual employee (Greene et al, 2005)....   [tags: Gender Diversity in Workplace]
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Workplace Violence - Workplace Violence July 21, 2006 was a day just like any other. Elartrice “Marcell” Ingram reported to work at 8:00 a.m. as usual. His associate in the seafood department reported everything was fine with no evidence of trouble, but by the end of the day Elartrice had stabbed seven coworkers at the Cordova Schnucks in Memphis, TN. He was found guilty by reason of insanity and a little over a year later his doctors testify that he is ready to be released with family supervision. His victims still have concern that it has not been long enough and that he may snap again....   [tags: Workplace Violence Harassment ] 1089 words
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Stress and the Workplace - An increasing number of employers are becoming aware of the adverse affects that stress can have on an employee's performance and are offering different programs to help employees manage stress in their lives. This approach is proving to increase workplace performance, as well as improve employee loyalty and retention in the long run. What Causes Stress. Causes and Concerns Stress has been defined as a physiologic reaction to uncomfortable or unaccustomed physical or psychological stimuli. The biological variations that can result from stress of the sympathetic nervous system include a heightened state of alertness, anxiety, rapid heart rate and sweating....   [tags: Effects of Stress in the Workplace] 521 words
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Dating in The Workplace - For the majority of Americans these are a necessary thing to have in order to keep roofs over our heads, clothes on our backs, and food in our stomachs. It seems that these days, employees are working well over the expected forty hours a week, which leaves little time to go out and meet that someone special. Is it any wonder then that most coworkers are finding themselves involved in an office romance. According to recent studies, 48% of employees admit to being involved in an office romance at some point in their careers (Voo)....   [tags: Workplace Dating 2014]
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Analysis Of Ethics In The Workplace - An Analysis of Ethics in the Workplace Introduction of ethics Ethics can be defined as "a domain unto itself, a set of concepts and principles that guide us in determining what behavior helps or harms sentient creatures" (Elder and Paul, 2003). In today's society, it is becoming natural to question the relevance of ethics. Contestants on reality television shows are rewarded with sums as large as $1,000,000 for activities such as lying, cheating, backstabbing and otherwise playing the game. In the midst of downsizing, mergers and acquisitions, is it fair to hold corporate America to a high set of standards as they attempt to merely stay alive....   [tags: Workplace Employee] 1148 words
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Role Of Communication At The Workplace - In the workplace today, we are likely to have a diverse mix of culture, age, race and gender balance. Nonverbal communication varies amongst all of these and also on the different contexts of the workplace i.e. meetings, conferences, tea breaks etc. Early morning when arriving at the office, colleagues usually wave their hands and give a smile to greet each other depending on the relation you may have with the colleague. If it is a senior manager then the wave and smile may be more reserved. The senior manager will not necessarily wave and smile back but may just nod to show that they acknowledge your gesture....   [tags: Workplace Culture] 1067 words
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Privacy in the Workplace - "Privacy. There seems to be no legal issue today that cuts so wide a swath through conflicts confronting American society: from AIDS tests to wiretaps, polygraph test to computerized data bases, the common denominator has been whether the right to privacy outweighs other concerns of society…" This quote from Robert Ellis Smith explains, in one sentence, the absolute need to ensure privacy in the workplace. One of the most interesting, yet controversial, areas concerning public personnel is employee privacy....   [tags: Employee Privacy Monitoring Workplace Activity] 2055 words
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Diversity in the Workplace - Diversity in the Workplace Abstract Imagine that you are a highly qualified former Hispanic executive who was recently laid off from a fortune 500 hundred company. Within that company you held several key roles in which you were crucial to the success of the organization. In the prior roles you may have never really understood the need or the process of managing diversity. You hold several advanced degrees in key business fields despite all of your experience education and the economy flourishing you can’t seem to find a job comparable to where you were....   [tags: Diversity Workplace Workforce Equality Essays]
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The Value of Diversity in the Workplace - The Value of Diversity in the Workplace The world is becoming smaller every day. The Internet, mass media, telecommunications and mass transportation have all contributed to the shrinking of international market. Because of these technologies, there is a continuing necessity for companies to address the needs of a very diverse market so that they can be competitive. Companies must now ask themselves what they can do to increase the number of customers for which they serve while determining the needs of these customers....   [tags: Workplace Diversity Employment Essays]
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Age Differences In The Workplace - Age Differences o How does differences in age effect communication in the workplace. For the first time in history, there are four generations of people working side by side in the workplace. Think about your place employment and the different people who work there. It is sometimes hard to get your point across to someone in a different age generation. This especially becomes a problem in the supervisor – employee relationship. In order to effectively communicate with your peers, you have to understand the context in which they view the world....   [tags: Age Group Interaction Workplace Analysis] 861 words
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Diversity in the Workplace is a Moral and Ethical Imperative - Diversity in the Workplace is a Moral and Ethical Imperative Generally when someone begins speaking about diversity in the workplace, thoughts of Affirmative Action, racial diversity, or even sexual equality are usually foremost in our thoughts. However, diversity in the workplace really is so much more than this, we must also consider aging workers, handicapped workers, those with alternative lifestyles, and even physical traits to name others (For the sake of simplification, throughout this paper these will usually be included in the term, minorities)....   [tags: Benefits, Challenges Workplace Diversity]
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Workplace - Pam is a lesbian firefighter working in Pittsburgh; she is very good at her job yet has failed to get promoted. She has also been the victim of harassment from the male firefighters at her station who often joke and prank her, such as jumping in on her while she’s in the shower. She’s afraid that her gender and sexuality may be holding her back from achieving success in her career. Sadly many women and homosexuals face these kinds of situations in their workplace and in the article “Sexuality in Organizations” authors Patricia Yancey Martin and David L....   [tags: Gender Roles, Lesbian Firefighters] 1615 words
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The Importance of Effective Listening Skills in the Workplace - The Importance of Effective Listening Skills in the Workplace Every business consists of a variety of communication activities such as listening, speaking, questioning, gathering and participating in small work groups. The listening skill is one of the most important aspects of communication process. It helps to understand and read the other person’s message. Effective listening skills create positive workplace relationships which influence our opinions and responsiveness to one another. There is a big difference between hearing and listening....   [tags: Listening Skills Communication Workplace Essays] 541 words
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Gender Experience and Prejudice in the Workplace - Although I had always thought that I could never be discriminated for any reason, 6 weeks ago I felt discriminated. One Friday, while working in a large corporation in the administrative department, the president of the corporation organized a meeting for head count cut down, for the administrative department. That he needs only 4 person out of 6 of us,( two females and 4 males). Most of the people were talking, that they will let those two elder men go home next Friday( stereotype people). Since they were on higher salary range than us plus old age....   [tags: Gender, feminism, workplace, career, discriminatio] 511 words
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Etiquette At Work - For most of us these days, having to work is not an option, but a necessity. Struggling to maintain a job and a family can be demanding and stressful. While dealing with everyday chores at home, dinner, homework and other responsibilities, some people think that being at work is like having a break. On the other hand, for a single person, work may be the only social life they have. While using the workplace as an outlet to get away from it all or as a place to socialize, it is important to be aware of actions at work that might annoy your co-workers....   [tags: Workplace] 583 words
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Motivation and Conflict Management - Motivation and Conflict Management Organizations strive for creative ways to enhance employee motivation and resolve conflicts with the desire to have employees perform better within the workplace. To motivate one has to be motivated. Motivation within the workplace has to be constant and requiring a goal. Motivation, if not repeated will not last. Therefore, learning to determine how different organizations apply motivation theories to motivate employees, analyzing conflict management strategies and what approaches work best in different organizations will influence the success of an organization....   [tags: Workplace]
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Workplace Violence - ... Not only paying attention to the behavior of the workers in working establishment important, but having supervisions on customer’s behavior when entering the working business is just as important. Workplace violence is a very hard crime to classify whether or not it is increasing or decreasing. It is very hard to detect because not every victim reports there incident and when the victim does they could under/over report the incident. According the National Center for Victims of Workplace violence states “In 2011, 458 workplace homicides occurred, a decrease from 518 in 2010 and 542 in 2009....   [tags: Jon Richard, abuse, harassment, ADR]
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Workplace Bullying - Introduction Workplace bullying is a widespread issue in which people need to be educated on in order to put an end to it. Its causes are complex and multi-faceted and yet preventable. Workplace bullying puts unnecessary strain on the employees It is the employer and organizations responsibility to provide a bully free environment for their employees. Employees should have the right to feel safe in their work environment and be free from workplace bullying. Employers need to be held accountable and have a plan in place to protect the employees from this type of violence....   [tags: Occupational Issues]
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Stress in the Workplace - Stress in the workplace Stress in the workplace has become one of the increasingly popular topics of discussion over the last couple of decades. It has become a major concern among various organizations creating an impact on the management and operations of the organization. This paper will give a detailed definition of what stress in the workplace is and the most common causes of stress amongst both employers and employees. In the midst of investigating the causes of stress, I will give an outline of what can be done to manage the stress by not only the individual but also by the employers themselves....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Diversity in the Workplace - ... Diversity conveys substantial benefits such as those of enhanced decision making, improved problem solving, greater creativity and innovation, which leads to enhanced product development and more successful marketing to diverse kinds of customers. By merely recognising diversity in a corporation it helps link the variety of abilities within the organisation. As a result of recognising diversity it also allows for those employees with these particular abilities to feel needed and have a sense of belonging, which in turn increases their commitment to the company and allows each of them to contribute in a unique way....   [tags: Prevention of Discrimination] 1460 words
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Workplace Injuries - The welfare of the workforce contributes a significant portion of the productivity of the workforce in general. Employees are the forces that constitute policies and drive and supervise various processes within a production. The most effective method of dealing with risks is the prevention or reducing the chances of the risk taking place. Contrary to popular belief workplace accidents are mostly not spontaneous. The injuries tend to present surprises due to the fact that no proactive measures have been taken to simulate the injuries and therefore generate preventive measures....   [tags: Business Management]
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Workplace Violence - According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BIS), workplace violence affects 1.7 million people each year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) reported 11,613 workplace homicide victims between 1992 and 2006. Averaging just under 800 homicides per year, the largest number of homicides in one year occurred in 1994, while the lowest number occurred in 2006 (CDC). This has become a serious concern and companies now have to take a stand to protect their employees as well as the organization....   [tags: Violence] 1662 words
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Gossip in the Workplace - Gossip accounts for sixty-five percent of speaking time in our everyday conversations (Grosser et al., 2010). Not surprisingly, gossip is a common form of communication that is highly prevalent in our social lives, especially within the workplace. While gossip tends to hold negative connotations, research suggests that gossip may serve as a healthy social activity, creating unity and bringing people together. Gossip may have the power to strengthen group bonds, create stronger group identification, and foster greater interpersonal ties (Mills, 2010)....   [tags: Business Management ]
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The Multicultural Workplace - The modern American workplace has become culturally diverse as different immigrant communities increased in size. According to the US Department of Immigration, 148,426 immigrants received their residency in 2011 in New York. Because of the increased workplace diversity, businesses have to deal with a variety of cultural awareness and multiple language issues. These are very pressing issues in New York City, the “melting pot” of cultures from all over the world. Each workplace in New York City has at least one employee of a non-American background or a bilingual employee....   [tags: Occupational Issues]
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Workplace Spirituality - Workplace spirituality is a sophisticated concept (Kinjerski & Skrypnek, 2004). Generally speaking, it involves the sense of well-being, the feeling of the whole self involved in the work, the feeling of connection to others and something larger than oneself, and a sense of transcendence (Ashmos & Duchon, 2000; Ingersoll, 2010; Kinjerski & Skrypnek, 2004; Kinjerski, V. M., & Skrypnek, 2008; Rego & Pina e Cunha, 2008; Sheep, 2004). Individuals view their work as sacred (Ingersoll, 2010), while workplace spirituality is not necessary related to religion (Ashmos & Duchon, 2000; Krishnakumar & Neck, 2002; Milliman et al., 2003; Rego & Pina e Cunha, 2008)....   [tags: Religion, Work] 790 words
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Discrimination in the Workplace - Discrimination in the workplace occurs when an employee experiences harsh or unfair treatment due to their race, religion, national origin, disabled or veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Discrimination is one of the biggest problems people face in the workplace and it must be dealt with forcefully. There are different ways of discrimination that occur very often in the workplace. One way of expressing discrimination is denying one a job because of his/her race or gender, or treating others unfairly because of his/her race or gender....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Workplace Diversity - When we are talking in relation to diversity, we talk about the group who possess individual qualities that are diverse from our traits. Diversity is the uniqueness which every employee brings to the workplace in an organization or establishment. Examples of differences include nationality, belief, disabilities, physical appearance, race, gender, age, educational background, sexual orientation, and work experience, social and family status. At workplace, valuing diversity means creating a work environment that respects and includes variation individual by maximizing the potential of all employees or in which every employee feels included....   [tags: ethics, social awareness] 1794 words
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Diversity In The Workplace - Diversity in the Workplace As the American workforce continues to become more and more diverse, it is becoming even more important for organizations to recognize the diversity of their employees and adopt policies surrounding diversity issues. The US Department of Labor estimates that more than 75% of workers currently entering the workforce are women, immigrants, or people of color (Clayton, 2010). Today’s organizations are facing a more diverse workforce, and customer base, than they did even as short as five years ago and, as the American economy continues to become increasingly intertwined with the those of other countries, there is a increasing need to American organizations to understand what works, and doesn’t work, when addressing diversity (National Urban League, 2009)....   [tags: Occupational Issues]
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The Elderly in the Workplace - While Industrial and Organizational Psychology can be traced back almost to the very beginning of psychology, it did not truly become the science that it is today until 1964 (Landy & Conte, 2010). The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was “federal legislation that prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin” (Landy & Conte, 2010, p. 22). The Act, which made a great impact on the workplace, may not have been directly connected to I/O Psychology, but it appears to have ushered in the modernization of I/O Psychology (Landy & Conte, 2010)....   [tags: Psychology, Civil Rights Act] 615 words
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Cynicism at the Workplace - Cynicism at the workplace comes in many different forms and seems to have increased in the last few years in light of mass layoffs, mergers, and corporate scandals (Anderson, 1996). In 1991, Mirvis and Kanter reported that 43% of American workers exhibited highly cynical attitudes toward work. The popularity of the comic strip Dilbert further indicates the prevalence of cynicism in today’s work place (Dean, Brandes, & Dharkwadkar, 1998). A Google search on ‘cynicism at the workplace’ produced 408 000 results, including a segment on NPR from May 2007 dealing with the topic of cynicism....   [tags: Cynicism] 2366 words
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Women in the Workplace - Executive Summary Women across the globe are shattering glass ceilings one at a time, and it is time the world takes note of it. Chief executives express their commitment to the advancing equality between men and women by actions such as advancing women in the workplace. Areas of such empowerment include: market and community progress through the use of sex, disaggregated data, and other benchmarks (Chakabarti). Times are changing in the makeup of the workforce today. Females are quickly becoming a major factor in the business world....   [tags: Gender Studies] 2405 words
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Communication in the Workplace - The average worker spends two-thousand and eighty hours a year at their place of employment. Communication within the workplace is often overlooked or not given as much importance as most people should allow, given the amount of time that is spent there. Beyond the more basic verbal speech, one must be aware of the nonverbal symbols and noise that can have an effect on communication. There are also cultural, environmental and internal factors that can effect communication and how successful it can be....   [tags: Communication, informative]
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Privacy in the Workplace - Imagine for a moment that you, like every other employee in your office, are comfortable knowing you have a stable life insurance policy assuring you and your family to a quality life for years to come. Now, imagine that the company you work for suddenly takes away or changes your health insurance coverage because of a recent genetic screening test they conducted in the workplace. That coverage you once treasured is now being altered to afford you coverage for health issues only detected by the genetics test....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Diversity In the Workplace - Lifelong Learning- Diversity The diversity of an organization’s workforce and taking affirmative steps to attract, develop and retain diverse employees has become an essential component to business success. It is to encourage managers to use all resources when recruiting to enhance the cultural diversity in their work place as “dynamic atmosphere of collaboration”. Ethic represents the principles by which people distinguish what is morally right. “Diversity is characteristics of individuals that shape their identities and the experience they have in society” (Certo, 2010, p.117) Workplace diversity is similarities and differences among employees in terms of age, cultural background, physical abilities and disabilities, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, education personality....   [tags: Occupational Issues]
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Discrimination in the Workplace - Discrimination in the work place towards women is extremely common and occurs in everyday life. You can prove this by explaining how women in the workplace get paid, get promoted and get treated based on their sex. Sex discrimination in the workplace comes with many different faces. In its most basic form, it involves outright exclusion of women, solely by reason of their gender. Even where women have gained access to the workplace, sex discrimination may persist in other ways. Examples include identification of particular jobs as “man only” or “woman only” or through the existence of a “glass ceiling” that ensures women will only go so far on the corporate ladder (Brayton)....   [tags: Sexual Harassment]
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Ageism in the Workplace - Age discrimination has long been present in society due to the rapid development happening around us. According to Farney, Aday & Breault (2006), this era of ageism is defined as "discrimination against any age group", but it often is pointed to age discrimination among adults which is slowly causing a negative effect for them in the workplace. In the workplace, adults with more experience and longer history behind them are targets of this ageism belief that companies and employers tend to have (Farney, Aday, & Breault, 2006)....   [tags: Age Discrimination] 2439 words
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Conflict in the Workplace - The scenario about drug testing in the workplace provided key lessons to consider in a negotiation. Those lessons influenced the way I approach a negotiation and altered how I look at conflict in the workplace. It is important to understand that, while a negotiation framework is helpful in problem solving, the structure of a framework is flexible. Prior to the negotiation, the situation created a clear framework. Terry, the truck driver, tested positive for drugs. As a consequence of is test results, Terry meet with his superior and a counselor to discuss his future at the company....   [tags: Business Management] 895 words
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Motivation In The Workplace - Many ethical and logical factors must be incorporated into a business in order for a company to advance. One factor that is necessary from the beginning steps of development through the many years of a business is motivation. Whether the business is a mom-and-pop shop or a huge corporation, each requires motivated employees that strive to improve the goods or services of the business. There can be multiple ways we can motivating ourselves and motivate others. Several theories have been put into place identifying various forms of motivation, one of which is called the Goal-Setting Theory....   [tags: Occupational Issues]
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Diversity in the Workplace - “Demographics of the US population have changed dramatically in the last three decades. These changes directly impact the healthcare industry in regard to the patients we serve and our workforce” (Borkowski, 2012). In fact, Voutsas (2011) argues that the U.S workforce is the most demographically heterogeneous workforce in the world and he believes that this is due to major changes and diversity .Borkowski (2012) also states that the significant changes in the US populations has been seen greatly in regards to gender, age ,and race and ethnicity ....   [tags: Diverse Workforce Management]
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Workplace Safety - Not providing adequate safety in the workplace can be devastating. Companies put their employees at risk when they fail to implement a course of action that employees are mandated to follow in the case of kind of crises. Although it may be challenging, administrators must ensure that adequate safety measures are implemented to save lives in the workplace, therefore they must institute laws to protect workers. Two examples are provided to depict tragedies that brought about regulations that are greatly needed to protect worker and to identify the administrators’ role in protecting Americans....   [tags: Business Management] 898 words
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Workplace Productivity - Productivity in the Workplace Ashford University Abstract This paper will evaluate the current over all production environment in one manufacturing facility. An assessment of organizational health will be based on all information gleaned from this course. Beginning with learning styles affects on training and ending with managerial self productivity to improve plant output. Productivity in the Workplace Current Workplace Environment Although production needs are being met, improvements in productivity are always at the forefront of management’s thoughts....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Workplace Meeting - Within a workplace, there are times when the easiest and most effective form of communication is to bring all employees involved together into the same room. This idea is a popular form of communication that is most commonly known as the meeting. The idea of meetings stretches across all industries and cultures, and has the potential to be extremely effective. The trouble is though, workplace meetings do not always meet their potential and are not as effective as they could be. A manager’s ability to lead an efficient and effective meeting is a very important skill to have within the realm of communication....   [tags: Business, Effective Meetings] 2306 words
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Workplace Alienation - Throughout my work experience I have been a witness to various degrees of work alienation. As I continue to gather additional experience in the work environment and engage in discussions with fellow employees, it is clearly evident that there is workplace discontentment and feelings of being taken advantage of. Based on my work experiences to date, I agree with James Rinehart’s claim that forms of alienation are evident in the workplace. They force human beings into modes of behaviour that are unnatural and possibly harmful....   [tags: Work and Alienation]
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Workplace Assessment - Workplace Assessment Ball Memorial Hospital’s rehabilitation unit will examine how various motivational strategies affect productivity in the job. The certified nurse’s aide (CNA) has many responsibilities some programs implemented in the hospital that affect the CNA are. Tuition reimbursement is one program Ball Memorial Hospital has. Another program is the quit smoking program and yet another is the weight loss program. The nurse’s aide is the back bone of healthcare. The aide does all patient care regarding the activities of daily living (ADL’s)....   [tags: Work Productivity] 1517 words
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Workplace Communication - U01a1 Workplace Communication On January 28, 1986, the whole country watched as the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded, killing everyone on board. As with other major disasters in this country, you can ask any person where they were and each one can account for that moment in time, reliving it like it was yesterday. While everyone knows what happened, it was never made entirely clear why this tragedy happened and how bad the breakdown in communication was behind it. Just as the memory of that disaster was fading away, another disaster threw NASA into the spot light again, when the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated upon reentry into the earth’s atmosphere on February 1, 2003 (Snarski, 2007)....   [tags: Communication] 721 words
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Tattoos in the Workplace - Tattoos have been around for quite some time now, and they have always been a symbol of belonging, cultural expression or for religion. These days, individuals choose to tattoo themselves because it is part of their lifestyle or personal image. While continuing to grow in popularity and becoming a lifestyle, people are facing issues with having visible tattoos in the workforce. Although it is a form of free expression, employers have a right to enforce certain rules about tattoos in their company because they have a public image to uphold....   [tags: Human Resource Management ]
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Alcoholism in the Workplace - Alcoholism in the Workplace In the United States, 17.6 million people – about one in every 12 adults, abuse alcohol or are alcohol dependent. (NIH: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 2012) The Mayo Clinic defines alcoholism as a chronic disease in which your body becomes dependent on alcohol (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2010), and indicates that more than 100,000 Americans die annually from alcohol related causes (Johnson) . Aside from the physical problems that alcohol addiction can create, there are frequently emotional and social complications....   [tags: Drug Abuse]
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Power in the Workplace - The ability to possess power over individuals is an intense trait that all individuals behold. The outcomes of situations are based on the use of this power. Power can be viewed as an art and a skill if used properly to promote productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness within an organization. However, contrary to that, it can be used in a deviant manner to prohibit success. The following analysis will analyze the most productive use of power and the impact of power in a specified organization....   [tags: Management]
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Workplace Motivation - Nowadays the most of works need to motivation because this works want to get high quality .However, there are some problems which face so many people during the motivation . So there are a lot of theories appeared to help people to get the best motivation. What is the motivation .To reply this question that means you can understand the motivation also you can know how do you deal with problem motivation. There are a lot of definitions for motivation some people make briefly definition for motivation ,that is the motivation that pushes person to do some things ....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Thinking In The Workplace - Creative Thinking Creativity is the early base of thinking because one of its functions is to produce the thoughts we think with. Creativity is used throughout all our thinking and can be called upon at any time (Kirby and Goodpaster, 2007). Creative thinking is taking the old and mixing it with new to develop unique ideas. Creative thinking begins with a metaphor. A metaphor is the expression of an understanding of one concept in terms of another, where there is some similarity or correlation between the two (Lakoff, 1987)....   [tags: Occupational Issues]
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Motivation in the Workplace - For this assignment, I am going to describe and discuss several motivation theories. Then I will compare and contrast different aspects of the theories to each other and discuss how the different theories relate to my workplace. Why is motivation important in an organization. According to Grensing-Pophal (2002), motivation is giving employees a reason to perform something. Motivated employees are more likely to miss less work, perform at a higher level, and be more likely to stay at their current company....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Sociology of the Workplace - Working in today’s society has changed in the last few decades. The economy and technology are the main reasons for this change. The type of job and environment where one works has also changed. The fact that many people work from home via the internet has drastically changed the workforce and the environment surrounding it. With this change have come new demands, expectations, and opportunities for employers. Everyone deals with these demands differently, affecting the employee’s quality of life and job satisfaction....   [tags: Sociology Essays] 917 words
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Motivation in the Workplace - ... The control and manipulation of rewards to change behaviour was used to increase employee drive, energy and commitment to ultimately exceed the sales target. Through behaviour modification techniques, management sought to train and develop their staff by providing incentives to increase productivity (Nelson, Raj & Rao, 2006, in wiki site). When first implemented, employees observed and learned from those rewarded for specific behaviours and worked hard to achieve recognition for the same efforts....   [tags: Reinforcing Behavior Positively]
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Workplace Violence - Workplace Violence Workplace violence has existed throughout history. However, historical documentation of workplace violence is vague and sometimes non-existent. Documented workplace violence is believed to have existed during the Roman Empire, the Renaissance Era, and it continues today. It seems unfortunate, but as long as a “society” exists, workplace violence will more than likely exist. Therefore, employers must understand: the history of workplace violence, the effects it has on the organization, the reasons why it occurs, the warning signs, and ways to prevent it from occurring....   [tags: Safety Jobs Papers]
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Multiformity in the Workplace - INTRODUCTION Diversity is defined as a multi-dimensional mixture of people who vary by age, gender, race, religion, or life-style. Workplace diversity refers to variety and multiformity in the workplace. This multiformity can be driven in numerous ways; demographic composition of geographical location, an aging population, increasing presence of women in the workplace to mention a few. In this paper we examine how diversity can be manages using operant and social learning practices to reduce the incidence of workplace stereotypes....   [tags: essays research papers] 650 words
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Workplace Violence - Workplace Violence Workplace violence is a phenomenon that is now widely recognized as a social problem, which impacts all organizations. "According to Department of Justice statistics for 1995, 21% of all violent crime occurred while the victim was either at work or traveling to or from work. Workplace Violence accounted for more than two (2) million violent Crimes annually from 1992-1997" (Kaufer 1-2). In this research paper I will provide an overview of workplace violence and furnish Examples of the effect and costs, as it affect the workplace....   [tags: Violent Work Violence Labor Essays]
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Workplace Violence - Workplace Violence In today's fast paced, stress riddled work environment it is no surprise that the workplace can become a foreground for violence. Employers must be extra careful when hiring and firing employees and stay aware with what is happening in the work environment that surrounds them. Extra precautions must be taken to ensure the safety of all employees in the workplace. Too many times employers do not take the proper steps in preventing workplace violence and the consequences are disastrous....   [tags: Papers] 1385 words
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Workplace Violence - Workplace Violence According to the FBI, workplace violence is the number one growing homicide in the United States. There are an estimated 225,000 to 300,000 occurrences of violence each year. Despite the aforementioned statistic, some managers have simply failed to address the issue of workplace violence. Such negligence has not necessarily been purposeful. It has been due to a lack of awareness of the problem coupled with a preoccupation of everyday pressures. Many managers view workplace violence as just another workplace scourge such as sexual harassment--another governmental compliance burden....   [tags: Expository Essays Work Papers]
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Workplace Violence - Workplace Violence In January 1997, a man drove into the parking lot of a major company in Baltimore County, pulled out a gun, and aimed it at his girlfriend who was sitting in her car and killed her. The man shot himself. Several days after that, another man in another part of the county, in attempt to commit suicide, drove his vehicle the wall of a business and injured an employee who was sitting at his desk. (National, 1996) There is a general perception that violence is growing in our society....   [tags: Violent Job Crime Papers]
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Sexism in the Workplace - Sexism in the Workplace The workplace is the area in which sexism is most commonly found. Sexism is in evidence in unfair recruitment practices, unequal pay, and intimidating behavior towards colleagues. Legislation is now in place in many countries that prohibits unfair treatment of staff on the grounds of their sex. The problem with this legislation is that they are often difficult to apply. In 1970, the Equal Pay Act was introduced. It requires employers to provide equal pay for equal work....   [tags: Discrimination Papers] 501 words
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Workplace Violence - Workplace Violence Workplace violence can be defined as any action that can threaten the safety of an employee, impact the employee's psychological or physical well being, or cause damage to a company's property. Workplace violence is not often talked about, but it does kill people. In the last decade it has become one of the leading causes of deaths in the workplace. The University of Iowa Prevention Center has broken down workplace violence into four categories....   [tags: Papers] 632 words
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Workplace Violence - Workplace Violence “And who has not thought that the impersonal world deserves no better than to be destroyed by one fabulous sign of his displeasure?” (J. Bronowski, The Face of Violence) Workplace violence has become a concern for both public and private companies, and has prompted these companies to implement anti-violence programs. As well they should, for the Bureau of Justice Statistics shows in their Special Report on Workplace Violence, researched by Dr. Greg Warchol , that in each year for the period of 1992 – 96 more than 2.2 million residents were victims of violent acts while they were working or on duty....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1105 words
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Harassment in the Workplace - Harassment in the workplace In the business world of today, sexual harassment against women in the workplace is becoming a controversial topic. Some scholars believe that it is a serious problem while others disagree and believe the issue has been blown out of proportion. In the following paper, I will be comparing and contrasting two articles: "Sexual harassment in the workplace" by Rose-Robin Pedone, and "America's sexual harassment law is overprotective" by Joan Kennedy Taylor. Pedone and Taylor express different views on the topic of sexual harassment against women in the workplace....   [tags: Management] 547 words
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Workplace Violence - Workplace Violence According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), " each week, an average of 20 workers are murdered and 18,000 are assaulted at work. Non-fatal assault’s at work result in millions of lost days and cost businesses’ millions of lost workdays. And the most disturbing finding homicide is the leading cause of death for women in the workplace." (http://www.ocpapsych.com/mtart4.htm). As a result, violence in the workplace has received considerable attention in the press and media and also in safety and health professionals....   [tags: Assault Women Jobs Papers]
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Workplace Privacy - Workplace Privacy Background As a director for the American Red Cross of Santa Monica, not only am I constantly faced with policy and personnel conflicts, I am also responsible for finding solutions to those conflicts. Recently, I was charged with the task of finding a solution to a problem we (as a chapter) had never dealt with before. The American Red Cross is an apolitical organization. During the recent elections, a supervisor in my office sent out emails to many of our colleagues and her friends stating her opinion regarding Proposition 22 (the proposition referring to the status of gay relationships)....   [tags: Job Work Rights Essays]
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Workplace Violence - A summary paper for the partial fulfillment of the requirements for completion of the Pacific Union College Degree Completion Program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration. Napa Valley College November, 1999 INTRODUCTION Preface This paper is intended to explore the issues of violence in the workplace. It does not recommend a specific course of action or purport to address all of the issues associated with the problem. It is my desire to examine particular elements of workplace violence with the idea that I may author a policy for my employer....   [tags: essays research papers] 2717 words
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Diversity In Workplace - Workplace Diversity Nancy Lockwood emphasizes the benefits of having workplace diversity. Diversity-embracing organizations will likely enjoy larger market share since they will have access to a potentially larger customer base (Lockwood, p.125). In workplace diversity, assists employers to address talent shortages and improve organization effectiveness and productivity by hiring right talent people to fit their needs. In addition to that, diverse teams provide a wider rage of creative solutions and decision alternatives compare to homogeneous groups....   [tags: Business Strategy] 812 words
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Workplace Observation - Workplace Observation I am currently employed at B&L pharmaceuticals, one of the largest manufactures of generic medications in the world. In this paper I will discuss how communication flows in my workplace, organizational diversity, and conflict management. With my current position as a Group Leader the flow of communication is very important. Communication Communication at B&L consists of emails, work procedures and policies, telephones, and bulletin board postings throughout the facility....   [tags: Pharmacies Pharmacy Business Essays] 435 words
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Dating in the Workplace - Introduction           This case deals with dating in the workplace. I believe probably more than any other topic I have heard more issues in my years in the Army that deal with relationships among service members. I do believe it is morally acceptable for an employer to make rules against dating in the workplace. The degree to which rules are designed though should reflect on how much the relationship may affect the workplace. There should be no invisible rules towards the topic. That is an organization must put such a policy in writing and not just accept that it is understood and everyone will see things for the good of the organization....   [tags: Work Dating Relationships]
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Fairness In The Workplace - Fairness In the Workplace                           American society is slowly, but surely, moving towards equality in the workplace. In the past decade laws have been passed that prohibit discrimination in hiring, retaining and promoting employees based on race, gender, disability and religious beliefs. Although not all groups have been included yet, the movement towards a more just workplace is evident. Nowadays, almost every single employer will have the sign 'Equal Opportunity Employer' under the name of the company, especially when recruiting....   [tags: Argumentative Social Work Essays] 1118 words
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Workplace Diversity - Diversity in the workplace is a topic that many industries and organizations spend an abundant amount of time and training on in order to ensure its presence. Today's workplace is more diverse than it has ever been in history. While the workforce has made strides in the direction of equality, it is still far from attaining total equality in the workplace. A company must value diversity. The main objectives of valuing diversity include awareness, education, and positive recognition of the differences among people in the workforce....   [tags: Affirmative Action Employment] 1490 words
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Internet And The Workplace - The Internet and the Workplace The Internet has become a pervasive presence in the American workplace. Two-thirds of employees in medium and large companies in the United States now have Internet access, compared with fifteen percent only two years ago, according to a sampling of 500 companies surveyed by the IntelliQuest Corporation. (IntelliQuest) Workers with Web access typically spend five to ten hours per week sending personal e-mail or searching for information not specifically related to their jobs....   [tags: Business Technology] 1845 words
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Literature And The Workplace - Literature and the Workplace The relationship between literature and the workplace environment is primarily one of human emotion and interaction. How a person feels about their work, or the issues faced within the workplace are fodder for fiction, non-fiction, and poetry alike. The majority of the working masses actually have a relatively small number of experiences....   [tags: Literature Work Labor]
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Workplace Alienations - "The Four Aspects" Do you feel alienated at work. Well don't fe el lonely, several Americans endure the same un-confident, self frustrations as you may. According to the (Gallup poll 2002) thirty-three percent of blacks and whites who were surveyed, stated that they are unhappy with their jobs. I feel this is because most work roles are repetitive, dissatisfying, un-compensated jobs, where workers feel there's a limitation on life style options. However, four aspects of alienation are what I will focus in on....   [tags: Sociology] 440 words
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Personality and the workplace - Personality and the workplace 1 Individual Assignment on Personality and the Workplace PSY 250 – Psychology of Personality Personality and the workplace 2 There are many situations that can be mentioned when we get into the subject about interpersonal situations at my workplace, but on in particular pops out to my attention, respect. Respect is the one thing that the military was built up on. Well, during the next few pages you will read about how it has changed throughout the years in the military or at least in my career field, how it has been dealt with, how it got this way, what can be done to change it and who is responsible for making the changes....   [tags: essays research papers] 767 words
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Privacy In The Workplace - Privacy in the Workplace Employers want to be sure their employees are doing a good job, but employees do not want their every movement and thought logged. Technology now makes it possible for employers to keep track of virtually all workplace communications made by any employee. This monitoring includes supervision of telephone conversations, voicemail, e-mails and Internet use. Such supervision is virtually unfettered. Therefore, unless company policy specifically states otherwise your employer may listen to, watch and read most of your workplace exchanges....   [tags: Papers] 631 words
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