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Please respond to the following statements min of 100 word each 1. How Positivity Works posted by KATHLEEN SACHS , May 19, 2016, 3:28 PM I felt this section was the perfect section to read today. It was a reminder to practice positive organizational behavior. Due to the new salary over time rule going through my job will have some changes we think. Which at this point we know nothing for sure. It is bad practice to begin thinking negative. Right now we are assuming they are going to switch us back to hourly as we are below the 47,000 threshold. Which means our 5 weeks of vacation would no longer apply to us which is a great benefit. The flow of positive influence helped me reassess the situation. The buffering effect definitely would've made it so we weren't thinking so negative. Those negative feelings make me feel like my company isn't being fair and I think my love of my job suffered. 2. Mindfullness vs. Mindlessness posted by SHAUNTIA GRAY , May 19, 2016, 1:49 PM I can really identify with this section of the text titled, Mindfulness vs Mindlessness. I tend to be mindless all the time. One example that the text highlighted is driving to work and your mind is wandering and you arrive at your destination but you really dont recall how you got there. This tends to happen to me all the time, I get so deep in thought and Im just driving and somehow end up at my destination but really do not recall the details as to how I got there. The text says that mindlessness is a state of reduced attention. I never knew there was really a term for this until now. 3. Positive PsyCap posted by CLIFTON WHALEY , May 18, 2016, 4:16 PM The section on page 238 about how to develop your PsyCap gives some great tips on how to increase our levels of the acronym HERO (Hope, Efficacy, Resilience, Optimism) from page 235. This was particularly interesting to me because I have noticed more and more that people all across America have adopted an apathetic attitude towards life or their careers. I feel that it's very important that we try our best to stay positive overall. The world or people at our jobs can be very draining both mentally and physically, which makes us sometimes have a "what's the point?" attitude about things. But negativity just breeds more negativity and it can add stress to our jobs, families, and people we engage with on a daily basis. Stress can also bring about physical changes in our brains and have effects on our bodies. I think that it's important to find a balance between being positive and being realistic. No one is saying be naive or unrealistic about the state of the world or our jobs, but we shouldn't look at everything negatively. Efficacy development is something that I have had to work on over the years as many people have. Creating outlines, or organizing goals, tasks, etc. is one of the best ways to be efficient in whatever I do. If I don't make plans for certain things, such as schoolwork, I find myself doing more work and stressing over things. Kinicki, A., & Fugate, M. (2016). Organizational Behavior: A Practical, ProblemSolving Approach. Retrieved from The University of Phoenix eBook Collection database. 4. Negative Work Culture posted by SHAUNA DAVIS , May 18, 2016, 3:57 PM For many people, going to work everyday is already a challenge by itself. It is that much harder when that person's work environment is one that is negative. A shift in management, procedure changes and changes in job duties can all lead to a negative work environment. Research suggest that with a few simple steps, management and its staff can turn the negative atmosphere into one that is positive. The first step is to identify and attack the root problem that is causing the negative work environment. The second step would be to address the problem with not only management but with the entire. Staff. Let every know that there's a problem and a change needs to be made. This makes all employees feel inclusive and that they have a voice. The third step is to start with management. The most effective way to affect change in a work environment is make sure the leaders are setting the example. The third step would be to look for the individual strengths of your workers and utilize them in areas where they can thrive, help the company thrive and feel more fulfilled with their jobs. The last step is to establish an incentive or reward program that motivates employees to work harder to achieve the goals that have been set before them. Fusion, J. (2016). Human Resources Workplace Culture How to Change the Culture of the Workplace. Small Business Chronicle. Retrieved May 18, 2016, from 5. Workplace Culture posted by CLIFTON WHALEY , May 17, 2016, 1:26 PM This video is short but to the point. Changing any work culture can be extremely difficult because you have to alter the entire mindsets of the individuals working there. However, some small steps can make a big difference in a person's quest to change their work culture. Like the video said, if a manager comes in and starts being nicer or more friendly to employees than he or she had done in the past, that small step can have a major impact on the way his or her employees view the company. A company looking to change their workplace culture should start small, then work their way up to bigger things. As Johansson (2015) says, "People get stuck in their ways and often respond harshly to sudden calls for change". In other words a company cannot dump a mass amount of changes on their employees all at once because doing so may actually make the problem worse. Johansson gives five tips that can help a business turnaround their workplace culture: 1. Consider the individual - If managers want to change the entire workplace culture, they have to change the individuals working there. Each individual may respond differently and if this is a large organization it will take some time for people to fall into sync. 2. Make the right hiring/firing decisions - Managers need to look at all of their personnel and decide who will help this company advance, and who will not. If employees are being stubborn or do not want to adhere to new company policies, then they will have to be let go and replaced. 3. Set short-term goals - Little by little businesses should set goals to reach and work hard to reach them. Companies need to set solid timelines for when their new goals need to be reached, then move on to the next. 4. Give employees a chance to be heard - Let's face it, the employees are the ones working there and need to be given a chance to speak their minds on certain issues. Doing this will show employees that their leadership respects and considers their opinions. 5. Follow through with promises (good and bad) - Leaders of a company need to say what they mean and mean what they say. If punishments are to be implemented for bad behavior or policy violations, then management needs to uphold that. If rewards are to be given for good behavior or other things, then management needs to uphold that as well. Changing workplace culture can be a lengthy and painful process but it is definitely achievable with some determination and consistency. Johansson, A. (2015). Turning the Ship Around: A Guide to Changing Workplace Culture. Retrieved from ...
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1. Positivity or positive thinking means emotional and mental state of mind that
focuses on the bright way of life and expect positive results. The writer has very
well explained the benefits of positive thinking by correlating with real life
examples. Positive thinking is very important for each and every person
irrespective of the sufferings. It is rightly said that positive thinking will result in
positive actions. Negative thinking will result in negative vibes, and hence
negative actions will takes place. Just because of positive thinking, the writer was
actually benefitted. He was able to reassess his situation and finally succeeded in
his job.
2. The real life example...

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