Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes
Apply the tools for overcoming obstacles and the tools of connection to various business and personal scenarios. Analyze the costs and benefits of being a person of integrity. Identify professional work habits that may lead to success in the workplace. Define initiative, responsiveness, resourcefulness, and reliability in a professional context. Identify the costs and benefits of preparation, goal setting, time management, and organization. Explain the importance of being prompt and its relationship to integrity. Assignment Requirements
This activity allows you to analyze how you currently manage your time and to project how you will manage your time once you begin your career. 1. As you go through an “average” work day, take notes on what you do and how long it takes. a. For example, “Get ready for work: 7:30am to 8:15am. Eat breakfast: 8:15am to 8:30am. Transit to work: 8:30am to 8:55am.” 2. Using this information, construct an MS Word table (such as in the example provided) that outlines the schedule for this “average” day, titled “A Day in the Life of .” 3. Review your notes from class and Chapter 17 in Skills for Living a Rich Life. Using the tips and advice, highlight any activities in your schedule that could be cut or condensed using the MS Word highlighter tool. a. For example, did you watch TV? Did you respond to non-work emails? Did you talk/text with a friend on your phone? Could you eat a bagel on your way to work rather than eating a bowl of cereal at home? 4. Create an identical MS Word document titled, “A Day In the Future Life of .” Assuming an average work day—9am to 6pm with an hour lunch break—fill out the rest of the table. Start with things you must do, then move on to things you love to do, and finally insert things you like to do. Remember that class and homework will no longer be there, but your job time requirements will likely increase, so factor in a few hours each day for “homework” related to your job!
A notepad and writing utensil for taking notes
Computer with MS Word
Submit an MS Word document with two completed tables, due at the beginning of Unit 9.