Human Relations Study Set 2

Business

Quiz 16 :
Developing Effective Work Habits

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Quiz 16 :
Developing Effective Work Habits

The current job market is not only difficult to penetrate, but also difficult to sustain due to heavy competition and a surplus of skilled workers. For this reason employees are desperate to prove their worth by minimizing their procrastination and maximizing their productivity. One way to maximize productivity is to have excellent time management skills. Thus explaining the recent peak demands for desk planners and other time management devices.

Work habits refer to a person's characteristic approach to work, including such things as organization, priority setting, and handling of email and intranets. Using this definition to the work habits of students, the two areas that seem to need the most improvement are: 1. Procrastination: Students wait until the last minute to go over lecture notes, complete labs and assignments, study for exams, or write final papers, all leading to stress and less-than-desired grades. 2. Priority setting: Students sometimes have trouble making their academics a priority over their social entanglements, which can lead to lower GPAs and fewer career options in the future.

People caught up in trying to accomplish a job often wind up working hard but not in an imaginative way that leads to good results. Much timer and energy therefore, are wasted. A working-smart approach also requires that a few minutes should be spent carefully planning how to implement the task. An example of working smarter, not harder, is to invest a few minutes of critical thinking before launching into a research assignment. Therefore noting what information to look out for, and which sources to recognize as credible.