1 Callie works in a large office that employs nearly 20 staff members. The office has a breakroom where the staff can rest and relax during breaks and lunches. Recently someone has been leaving spills and trash behind. The manager asks Callie to compose a message to the staff. Callie decides it’s most effective to post this note on the refrigerator:
To All Office Staff:
If you are the person who has been leaving the messes in the break room, PLEASE STOP! This is a place where we can all rest for a few mins. It is not restful if the place is filthy! We have cleaning supplies so Use them! Please remember this is not your HOUSE and we are not your mom. Thanks a lot!
2. Initial Post: Create a new thread and answer all three prompts listed below.
For your initial post, answer all the prompts in Step 2. (Due Wednesday). Use complete sentences to answer each prompt. Refer to the discussion rubric grading criteria expectations.
- Discuss how Callie’s tone and word choice affected her communication strategy.
- If you were the receiver of this message (the audience), how would you feel after reading this message?
- Pretend you are Callie’s manager. What feedback would you offer Callie regarding her tone and word choices?1. Read: Discussion Background
This week, you are studying different methods for solving problems (chapter 3 in your textbook. Common elements of the problem-solving methods include it is important to consider the main issues and to clarify the question or problem that you want to solve before starting to think of solutions; a central skill in problem-solving is asking thoughtful, informed questions; and one must think about the problem from different angles and from others’ perspectives
2. Initial Post: Create a new thread and answer all three parts of the initial prompt below
Respond to the following prompts in your initial post:
- Describe a problem or decision you might face in your personal or professional life and share which decision-making method from chapter 3 of your textbook you would use to resolve it.
- Why is it important to ask questions when problem-solving?
- Why do many employers specifically seek employees who are excellent problem-solvers?