All Work Solver Discussion 1
In your responses to Alden and Joseph post that is uploaded below, address the following after reviewing their completed speech outline template and initial post:
Provide clear, helpful feedback in response to your peer’s requested topics for feedback, using best practices as discussed in course resources.
Describe at least one element of your peer’s outline that is done very well, and explain why you feel it is well done.
Did you see citations within the body of their outline with a corresponding reference list?
In response to Valerie and Justin posts, discuss some of the differences you notice between Impressionism and Romanticism based on each classmate’s example and the historical context in which they describe it (e.g., even though loose brushstrokes are characteristic of both Impressionist and Romantic paintings, the meaning conveyed in each style is different and reflects their respective historical/social contexts).
I have chosen Edouard Manet’s Plum Brandy for this week’s discussion. From c. 1877, this work depicts a young woman seated at a Cafe alone. She appears to be almost outside the canvas, with the table as the only barrier between her and the viewer. We can not read what is on her mind as she appears to be in profound thought, and we do not know what she is looking at as she is seated in the cafe. Her clothes would have been typical of a working-class woman in France in that day; had she been middle or upper class, she would have more than likely been wearing gloves.
There are many cultural clues in the painting, from the young woman’s clothes to the table that separates her from the viewer; the marble table is typical of what may have been in the French cafe of that day. The image is almost defiant in that it would not have been culturally acceptable for a woman to be seated alone in a cafe; it also would not have been acceptable for her to have a cigarette in her hand or the Plum Brandy that she is drinking.
Manet uses loose brushstrokes in this painting, typical of him and other impressionist artists. He paints with these patches that appear to be dabs of paint from his paintbrush. These patches are shown most prominently in the fingers of her left hand and the plum in glass. If you look closely, you can almost see the dab of paint in the fingers as he forgoes clean lines in exchange for these thatches.
The aesthetics of this Artwork would have seemed unfinished during the Romantic period and represents the French roots of the Impressionist movement and the change in beauty standards.
The painting I’ve chosen is A Bar at the Folies-Bergere by Edouard Manet. This painting was completed a year before Manet’s death and exhibited in 1882. The main focus of this painting is a barmaid working behind the bar. Through the mirror behind her, we can see many patrons inside a lavish bar and the barmaid herself is talking with a customer. Folies-Bergere was a real place that Manet would go to often with friends. The cultural influence of lavish Paris nightlife can be felt through this painting. As with other impressionists paintings, this painting is like a snapshot in time rather than a historical one.
What stands out most in this painting is the barmaid herself. She has almost a blank expression on her face that could be interpreted as sad, bored, or un-interested. This is in contrast to the seemingly lively and jovial reflection in the mirror. She almost feels detached in that way. Maybe that was Manet’s point with painting. That despite being in a pleasant atmosphere, we can still feel isolated.
In response to Annie and Sarah posts, offer suggestions for refining and strengthening their proposed test.
There are so many topics I’d love to cover, but if I were to propose a test right now, I would focus on an individual’s susceptibility to entering a DV (domestic violence) relationship. Measurable variables could be self-esteem, self-worth, childhood trauma, family support, friends support, attachment style, family size/makeup, etc. I believe this would be a semi-structured interview, where there is a pre-determined list of questions but the interviewer has the freedom to follow up on answers in order to get more details (Kchessler, n.d.). This test would not be very reliable or valid since the scores would be construct (a construct score being one that measures theoretical variables such as depression, agreeableness, etc.) (Cohen, 2021). Regardless of the lack of reliability and validity, it would still provide an idea of who is more likely to fall into these relationships. This could be used for teens as they are starting to date and would benefit from a warning for this kind of relationship, or any individual at any age who wants to understand why they end up in these relationships.
The test I am going to administer is more of an experimental test that will measure the effects of meditation and nature connection with teens who suffer from depression. About 20% of teenagers experience depression before adulthood (Geiger, 2020). It’s important to measure depression in teenagers because early intervention has been proven to reduce the severity of symptoms. It also gives the individual a chance to heal unsolved trauma so that they are mentally and emotionally prepared as they enter adulthood.
This test will be reliable because it will have the same procedure and assessment for every participant. It will be consistent and stable in measuring the effects of meditation and nature in individuals who suffer from depression.
Because this assessment will be reliable it will automatically be high in validity (Test Reliability and Validity Defined, 2021). The assessment will be self-reported, and it will be given to participants before and after the meditation and nature exercises.
This test will be taken prior to meditation and nature practices to assess stress level and symptoms of depression. After one month of practice, the same test will be given to participants and to measure the effects of meditation and immersing themselves in nature.
Respond to Rusty, Jamie, Dusty, and Rebecca posts be constructive and professional with response
There are some advantages to employee referrals. The main idea of this recruiting strategy is to rely on current employees to bring in potential employees that would be beneficial to the company, based on their current knowledge of the company and its needs. This process could save the company time, money, and resources in the recruiting process. However, this strategy has its disadvantages as well. Nepotism, as in powerful influence or favoritism is a part of this idea. Any employee has an opportunity to refer a potential employee, thus some employees of high favor within the company could push for a friend or relative. Leading to unqualified persons gaining positions within the company. This could also lead to discrimination based on race and age.
As an employer, I would not lead very hard into this strategy. for larger more established companies recruiters or head-hunters, would be the best solution; Using multiple sources such as social media and employment-based websites and job fairs. Personally understanding the applicants will weed out the unqualified and provide a better base of applicants for the company.
The utilization of online recruiting websites, such as LinkedIn, is a great way to vet new and potential employees for any firm desiring the best candidate for the job. These sites offer a large pool of persons desiring better employment and a brief resume of qualifications, prior to any interviews; allowing the recruiters a snap shot of what to expect.
I am sure many of us can relate to referrals and what benefits we may or may not receive when such recommendations are requested or received. We as adults knowing the difference of personal and business lives know that relationships, positions and ways of thinking all change in one way or another. A disadvantage to referrals to me would be decisions based off of emotions and not performance, when you decide to have your emotions determine the way or reason one is referred rather than their work ethics it can possibly lead the receiving party to an unexpected response which doesn’t necessarily compliments what they’re capable of and their ultimate goal. An advantage can be this same analogy, you and the person referring you have developed a good relationship business and personal where the referral is not only truthful but can possibly lead both individuals on new paths to increase or a new environment. Other recruiting strategies to consider as an employer would be the employees previous work records, what strengths and weaknesses the individual possess from an HR point of view and what if any methods were used to overcome those weaknesses. Along with social media sites, what area of interest do they mainly contribute to outside of work and do they see those characteristics being bought into their work life and does it affect their work performance. Online recruiting is very useful for job recruiting, I have had my experience with online recruiting and was successful with their recruitment system.
Do you agree with Jobs’ leadership approach? Why?
Not particularly. I have had bosses that ‘terrorized’ employees into accomplishing tasks. While effective, in the moment, it causes a bitter taste. The turnover rates were high, and applicants were low.
What might you do to facilitate a more empathetic collaborative space?
Practice listening more. It feels special to be listened to. Really heard. Those moments are rare and meaningful. When working with my employees, I try hard to listen to what they are saying, understand where they are coming from, and help change the environment if needed.
How would effective collaboration still have allowed Apple to succeed?
By taking the pressure off Jobs, it could have freed him up to cast more vision. Maybe it would have allowed for more ideas to come to the forefront.
What would you say to a colleague who is being disrespectful, abusive, or aggressive during a collaborative exchange?
Acting quickly, I would ask them to stop being disrespectful. There would be a reassurance that their opinion will be heard and listened to, but we must be civil for that to happen. If need be, I would ask for there to be short break for us to calm down.
When it comes to Jobs’ leadership approach I agree with the transformational aspects as this helps the individuals feel inspired and have good moral while also building the company successfully. I do however disagree with the transactional approach that was also used as this causes poor rapport with the staff and they in turn will become less productive and less engaged. In order to create a more empathetic and collaborative space I would remove Jobs’ for the position of direct involvement with the staff and allow there to be a middle person that would provide the information from Jobs’ to the staff in a more productive way. While also working with Jobs’ to address the way he talks to people and the negative effects that is causing. Creating a more effective collaboration would still allow Apple to successful because the workers would be more motivated and encouraged and want to do a good job to please Jobs’. If I was dealing with a colleague that is being negative during a collaborative exchange I would speak up and remind them that the outcome of the collaboration is to encourage positivity and if their input is not productive to the exchange then to please share their comments after the meeting on an individual bases. COM 213 Speech Outline Template
Use this template to plan the organization and content of your speech. Replace the bracketed text with your responses. You may use bullet points unless otherwise noted.
Speech Topic: Travel Remote Work Policies
General Purpose Statement: How to work remotely and travel the world. This includes the guidelines, tips, and policies of remote work on the road.
Audience Information: The general public, especially ages 18-30 who are still figuring out their long-term career. I will also target backpackers, world travelers, and remote travel workers.
Audience Considerations: Diversity is always key to ensure a good dynamic within the audience. This can consist of different nationalities, skin colors, and perspectives. It is important to try to engage with all social classes to ensure success.
Attention Getter: Do you want the opportunity to travel the world while being employed? This is the guide on travel remote work policies to make that dream become a reality.
Statement of Credibility: This guide is written from trusted and professional resources to ensure credibility and success. The use of personable sources that involve real life experiences and policies are found throughout the guide. Information from websites such as the American Psychology Association, Remote Year, and Edava.
Relevance Statement: This guide will provide the audience with recent and relevant on information on working remotely while traveling. It will include all policies, work ethics, and execution.
Thesis Statement: Remote work and traveling allows one to fully experience their life, reach destinations, and achieve their dreams.
Introduction: Do you want the opportunity to travel the world while being employed? This is the guide on travel remote work policies to make that dream become a reality. I have always dreamt of living on the road and fulfilling my travel dreams! However, I have always been held back by my job. As you know, it is impossible to make a living without earning money. Working remotely allows anyone to take their job on the road and/or find a new career path. However, making this transition isn’t as easy as it seems. This transition involves making yourself familiar with all remote work policies, deadlines and guidelines. Traveling while working remotely can open an array of new opportunities and possibilities.
Write the body of your speech. Make sure to support all points and sub points with evidence, explanations, and citations and use complete sentences.
Main Point One: How to understand working remotely while traveling
Sub-point: It is important to learn the basics of travel remote work policies. This can consist of things such as having WIFI, accessibility to the work, proper technology, and timeliness.
Sub-point: How to reach out for new work opportunities. It is always important to have clear and professional communication between you and the company. They need to ensure you are a reliable candidate and can take on the job. This job is here to offer you the comfort of your own time, it is important to honor that.
Transition: Work opportunities transition into ensuring supportive jobs.
Main Point Two: Supportive Job
Sub-point: In order to successfully be able to work remotely and travel a supportive job is necessary. You will need to cover all costs of food, shelter, and water. You will also need to create a budget of things to purchase in order to survive on the road. Your job and income will need to be able to keep up with all expenses on the road.
Sub-point: A job that creates a healthy work environment is key. It is encouraging when your coworkers and supervisors enjoy their job and strive to consistently do better. It will ensure the company is successful by starting with the well being of their employees. This can boost everyone’s work life while giving them the opportunity to take advantage of their personal life.
Transition: Healthy remote work transitions to a healthy life of freedom.
Main Point Three: How to life free and fully experience life
Sub-point: It is everyone’s goal in life to be happy. Why not take advantage of traveling the world while making money? Working remotely allows anyone to pursue life’s adventures at any given time. This can lead to people getting the opportunity to live a free and adventurous life.
Sub-point: Immerge yourself with new culture and experience new ways of life. By transitioning to a remote job, it will give you the freedom to peruse new opportunities.
Transition: [Insert text.]
Main Point Four: Fulfilling personal dream
Sub-point: How this relates to my personal life and career.
Transition: Personal dream into Conclusion of paper.
Statement of Closure: Overall making the transition to remote work will open a lifetime of opportunities. The emerging remote work policies can be learned and honored to start your travel adventure. By following your dream, it will allow everything else to fall into place. IN order to be successful on the road, make the transition to remote work.
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