A survey was taken at a Greater Los Angeles Area Community College Intern Student Recruitment Fair in 2007. A Summary of the Results showed that:
44% of the students were 19 years old.
44% of the students income falls between $10,000-$40,000 annual Family income.
66% of the students come from the Greater Los Angeles Area
22% Psychology and Computer Science Majors
33% want to get experience in major area of study
A Question that comes from this research is:
Are community college students required to have internships?
Students are placed in Intern Work experience that is Major related.
Students are placed in Intern Work experience location close to educational institution.
Students are placed in Training Programs that are work experience appropriate and age appropriate.
Within organizations it is important to promote, it reduces turnover, improves employee attitudes, and reduces training cost. The following are important assessment points for locating “Leadership Potential”:
View of Leadership
Ability to Create Followers
Propensity to take risks
Perseverance and demonstrated achievements
Future Career and Life Objectives
The assessment of these five (5) points for potential Management Trainees increases success of future Managers.
Managers deal with and solve problems for: Themselves, Employees, The Company/Organization, Departments, and the General Public. There are two ways to look at problem solving: 1. Proactive and 2. Reactive.
Proactive is a form of forecasting what types of problems might occur. An example: buildings have evacuation plans that show how to leave the building if something is wrong.
Reactive is when a problem occurs, then finding a way to solve it. An example: a computer does not give a report that is needed, someone then finds out how to publish the report manually.
As Managers, it is important to assess areas that can become a concern continuously. This is a proactive approach, and have committees and teams of individuals ready to respond to unknown or unforeseen problems (reactive).
Today is the computer age. As Managers and Leaders, it is important that we have information, weekly reports, letters, etc. The Internet and the computer are outstanding ways to keep information, but it is also important to keep a “Hard Copy” of important and vital documents.
We hear of computer databases failing, our lives do not have to depend on that.
REMEMBER: KEEP A HARD COPY OF IMPORTANT AND VITAL DOCUMENTS
Organizations must pick a style of writing that is consistent. An example is “standard operating procedures”. This makes it easy for the employees to learn new procedures and reference procedures quickly. There are many reasons for organizations to publish literature.
The “Key” to organizational publications is consistency.
Information used for employees, procedures, and postings shapes the mood, tone, and attitude of employees, visitors, and assessors. What the information says, appearance, where the information comes from, and who designed or wrote the information also tells about the organization.
Organizations must also be aware of the importance of employees not using the writings of others without giving credit to who wrote it or whose idea something is. This can become legal issues.
Referencing means telling where information comes from or whose idea it is. This includes both during speeches or presentations and writings.
Communication has many forms, written, spoken, and body language. If you are dealing with paranormal psychology, thoughts would also be considered a form of communication.
Organizational behavior considers communication for management and employee interaction. Theory is developed by taking time to observe the common themes.
The researched communication theories that are associated with organizational culture focus on service learning, which is hands on exercises that are real experiences in a field profession, or position.
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This article was made possible by the donations of Olympia R. Scott, WNBA