“I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more of it I have.” –Thomas Jefferson. A Business degree is a very common and widely chosen major. People that have chosen Business as a major have different reasons for picking it, but, all have the same outlook, work hard and make money. In a Business degree, there are some specific areas that target different aspects of the business world such as: Marketing, Accounting, Finance, International Business, and Economics. This degree should be thought of if someone is undecided, not only because it helps you for find a job, but also helps open many entry-level roles upon graduation, make a lot of money, and could potentially help the US grow and develop.
Once I get the deer home I again feel a great sense of pride. This high should last me until I have to complete the gruesome task of butchering my animal in a few days once the meat sets. Deer hunting includes much more than the split second of firing a gun in the woods. Hunting requires hard work and enduring miserable conditions. I am willing to go through the struggles of hunting because of the adrenaline rush I get when I take a shot and the pride of supplying my family with food.
Miss Kolarik works with a team of peers to audit companies. This is a perfect example of a time where they use a conversational type of communication. She says “there is always some backhand forth communication, especially in the role as a younger staff. I’m preparing a lot of the work and the managers are reviewing my work, so if I have questions or issues its my responsibility to communicate that to higher up members of the team. Keeping open communication on the status of your work and questions you may have is very important.” If you cannot communicate well in the conversational setting it will be hard for you to be able to move up the ladder of success.
Self-Reflection Oral communication in all forms is one of the most important skills anyone can have to succeed in today’s workplace. Good oral communicators are generally more comfortable in difficult situations, which everyone will certainly encounter multiple times during their working and personal lives. For example, giving a speech can be very intimidating to someone without much experience in public speaking, as it is a very learned skill that takes lots of practice. After taking an oral communication course in college I now see why it is a required Liberal Arts Core course at UNI. Oral communication does not just deal with public speaking, it also deals with one on one conversations, group conversations, and many more.
One of the most common workplace issues that most companies deal with at some point in their business development is communication. Communication is one of the most important skills needed to be successful in the business world, but it also can be one of the most difficult things a company has to go through and learn how to do in both an effective and efficient way. To be an effective manager, one has to realize each employee’s way of communicating and try to use that to benefit conversations and meetings in the future. As John Kikoski states in his publishing on effective communication, “Managers devote more time to communicating on the job than any other activity. Approximately 75 percent of a manager’s day is spent communicating—listening,
The book and Mr. Murray agree that most conflicts occur in the storming stage when people are still learning to read each other and communicate, but once that part is past it becomes synchronized success. I have found this to be true, especially recently when my strategic management class had to come together to make a presentation for the executives of the Four Seasons Hotel Downtown. It was a very rocky start, but once we were able to get past the storming stage we created an amazing presentation. During the creation process it was the job of the team leads to get everything done and give it to the main person in charge on time and without complaint. I can relate this to when Mr. Murray said that it is the job of the manager to build strong teams and keep negativity to a minimum.
My most enlightening classes were not necessarily my accounting classes, but the classes that complement the accounting side of business; these courses included Math 132, Marketing 300, and ISOM 351. I hope to take more marketing classes, because I know that the marketing side of business is vital and it would be beneficial for me to broaden my knowledge. Since I don’t plan to get my CPA, I plan to make the most of the classes I am taking; soaking up the knowledge that is presented and putting it to good use. Progress tracking will be very challenging once I am in the business world. There aren’t any grades given or bar charts showing just how far I’ve come or how far I have to go.
Power & Politics in Today's Business This may be the toughest of all areas within corporate life, dealing with power and politics. It can make or break a career, cause many sleepless nights, and often has very little to do with the actual job employee thought he was paid to do. Some companies are better or worse than others in the amount of political activity required in the job. In some companies, playing corporate politics is the only job you have time for. In the military, it is only marginally important.
With this in mind it is strange to see that many managers and employees within organizations lack effective communication skills. In fact, managers still find effective communication to be the biggest problem in organizations. Employers in the organizations of today are stressing the importance of communication more and more. Good communication skills can go beyond conversations, but employees must know how to communicate well in written report and emails, meeting with customers and signing deals. Understanding the benefits of effective communication within the firm place a focus on developing a workforce that is able to communicate within the firm and with customers, vendors and international business partners.
(Cushman, Dona... ... middle of paper ... ... of value by helping executives define and clarify the key messages that they will deliver. Simplifying complex ideas is an art, and not all executives are good at it. Communications professionals can coach executives, write drafts of speeches, prepare presentations and tool kits, and build on-line, two-way communication vehicles and content. References Adams, W. A., Michael Bowker, and Cindy Adams. The whole systems approach: involving everyone in the company to transform and run your business.