Research in the workplace solves problems. Tasked with a significant problem, you may be asked gather the information necessary to fully understand the issue at hand, solve that problem (or offer potential solutions), prove that your solutions are viable, and/or test your solution(s). Doing this work requires different types of research that go beyond simply querying a library database or using Google. You will often need to speak directly to target populations and audiences, and directly contact resources and experts in different professions and in the community. Local and national journalism may add context and perspective. Professional experts, government agencies, state and local authorities all may be relevant sources, as are individuals in target populations. Essentially, research in the workplace requires you to think critically and creatively about
- The type of information you need; and
- The best way to get that information.
Your job is to address, explain, and/or solve a problem using the most relevant and applicable methods and resources. If a resource can supply information you need, then it is the right resource for the job.
It’s also important when thinking about a problem you're researching to keep in mind that you probably aren’t the first person or organization to deal with this issue. Look at other organizations, groups, or communities negotiating the same or similar issue. Research how those groups describe and deal with the problem. The perspective of experience is invaluable to your work. If your solution closely resembles another organization's, it might mean that's the most effective solution.
This project asks your team to do workplace research into a local problem impacting the USF community (which you can define however you like). Your overall goal is to describe the problem in detail using as much information as you can gather from as many different sources as are useful and begin to explore potential solutions. That means you are looking at research gathered by others (e.g., government agencies, non-profit organizations, professional and academic experts), but also you might gather your own data by contacting experts and asking impacted populations for their perspective. You will produce a memo that reports your findings, giving readers a robust understanding of the problem you have researched and some of the possible solutions.
This memo should adhere to a professional memo format and will probably run 500 to 1,000 words. There is no particular citation format required, but please be consistent with whichever format you use.
Remember that this is a summary. Summarize what you know and how you know it. You will be adding much more detail to this research in the recommendation report itself.
How much research is enough? Think about it this way. Your team has a certain amount of time before this memo is due. Within that timeframe, you all have other obligations. How much research can you reasonably do in that time? How much research will help your team in the next project deliverables? That's how much research you should shoot for.
1-in case to know what is our topic, there will be a file uploaded talks about our team charter.
2- from the file that will be uploaded, you can choose the easiest topic you can talk about because we are going to order the following assignment for this project from you if you do not mind.
3- the topics are here:
- Library room capacity.
- Why it is important: it affects the student’s quality of education
- Possible solutions: occupy less dense area
- Traffic lights time.
- Why it is important: it impacts how quickly people get to class.
- Possible solutions: Reduce traffic light times.
- Buses efficiency.
- Why it is important: Students who rely on busses to get to campus.
- Possible solutions: Offering bigger busses, or more busses.
Explanation & Answer
Interoffice Memorandum – Outline
I. The changing state of the library
II. Importance of the library
A. Improve student studies
B. Encourage development of reading habits
III. The current situation of the library
A. Crowded library
B. Decreased learning spaces
IV. Possible solutions
A. Reshaping the library
B. Advising students to occupy less dense areas
Subject: LIBRARY ROOM CAPACITY
Date: APRIL 1, 2020
In its prolonged history, most of the libraries stored and organized informational materials.
However, the libraries have shifted their storing and organization of information materials to
become spaces for learning and encouraging collaborative learning environments. Libraries
in the current digital age have become a different proposition of the past libraries with its
provision of physical spaces students can use to study. Libraries have changed their mode of
operation by shifting from storage rooms of learning materials to become spaces for meeting
academic needs through the transformation of the spaces to become environments that foster
learning and encourages collaborative work (Atkinson & Lee, 2018). The implementation of
systems to manage study rooms in the libraries have become the norm for most libraries as
they establish rooms for students to study in groups.
Importance of the Library
Libraries are essent...