Saturday, July 18, 2020

6 Simple Tips for Effective Team Management

6 Simple Tips for Effective Team Management Leading a team can be inspiring, rewarding and exhausting.  Busy working environments can leave little time for team leaders to check-in with team members and ensure they’re feeling happy, creative and on track. But with these 6 simple and effective team management tips, theres an alternative. How to Achieve Effective Team Management With good communication channels and plenty of opportunities to give feedback, you can provide your team with a strong support system. With this, team leaders can develop accountability, trust, and a less hierarchical approach. Here are our six tips for achieving a happier and more productive team via some supportive workflows: 1.  Be transparent Transparent working environments have been found to make teams more accountable, happy and creative. It sounds like a big claim but transparent environments help to develop a feeling of mutual respect between team members and team leaders. Via open and consistent communication, transparent and authentic workplaces help employees to feel secure in their positions. In turn, team members feel freer to contribute ideas and suggestions, enhancing creativity. Marc de Grandpre, senior VP of Marketing at KIND Healthy Snacks, believes that transparency in the workplace is hugely important. Marc explains  how they use transparency for effective team management at their company: “How can your company learn, grow and succeed if people are afraid to be themselves, voice their opinions and genuinely show that they care about the brand and team? Having the company become a sort of safe space allows for brilliant ideas to flow and for problems in your company to be flagged and addressed head-on.” Marc and his team aim to make all employees feel in the loop, respected and valued. Consequently, they found that each team member felt happier in their job, while also more creative and loyal. Intuitive task management Get started with MeisterTask Its free! Get started with MeisterTask Using transparent tools James Hannam, team management consultant, agrees that transparency is a cornerstone to high-functioning teams. James explains that on his projects, teams use MeisterTask to achieve effective team and project management. They do this by providing team members with an overview of projects and responsibilities, via their shared Project Boards: If all of your team members can have a high-level of visibility over the project, while also understanding the part they are playing at any given time, you will foster a sense of responsibility, creating accountability among team members. Each task within each Project is assigned to a specific team member, making everyones responsibilities clear. This also enables team members to understand the role they’re playing within the bigger picture. With all tasks and responsibilities displayed transparently, team leaders can take a less hands-on approach, knowing each task will be seen through by the assigned person. 2. Keep communicating You must have heard this one before: the basis of a cooperative and  productive team is good communication. The aim is to create an environment in which team leaders feel able to provide honest and constructive feedback, and team members feel confident to voice concerns and communicate with one another. For teams with members working remotely,  Google Hangouts can provide an ideal way to ensure some face-to-face time is achieved. If your distributed team is working across time zones and you’d like to set up a standing appointment for calls, it’s important to find a time which works for everyone involved. By not always holding calls at inconvenient times for the remote team member, they’ll be more open (and awake) to honestly and accurately communicate with you. Try a chat channel, like Slack Another great communication tool is  Slack. Lots of companies are already using Slack, as  regardless of whether your team is working remotely or all in one office, it’s a great way to cut down on emails and build a positive and friendly working culture. At MeisterLabs we have a ‘stand up’ Slack channel, where everyone begins their day by sharing what they’ll be working on. This helps to prevent siphoning between teams and gives managers a good idea about what everyones focus for will be. It also allows team members to jump in and offer support when useful. Agile team management made simple Get started with MeisterTask Its free! Get started with MeisterTask 3. Provide valuable feedback Providing feedback to team members is one of the best ways you can support them to develop professionally and personally. Jean-François Manzoni, Professor of Leadership and Organizational Development at IMD International, explains: “You do your star a disservice if you fail to help her figure out how she can continue to grow” Even if you have no negative feedback to give, make sure to hold regular opportunities to check-in. This way, you can provide advice on how you feel your team members are progressing and could grow further. If there are any areas of work that you feel could be improved, these discussions also provide a good opportunity to share your constructive feedback. Feedback can be difficult but it is an essential part of effective team management. When summarizing her advice on how to give effective feedback, Belle Beth Cooper said: If you’re finding a conversation difficult or nerve-wracking, remember that your aim in providing feedback is to help your team members succeed and grow. So although feedback conversations can be difficult, especially in non-hierarchical organizations, they’re important and necessary for the development of team members and the success of your wider team. 4. Encourage collaboration Inevitably, your team members will be happier if they can get along well with one another. As an added bonus, they’ll perform better too. To achieve this, encourage your team members to collaborate. On your team, there will likely be a whole bunch of diverse skills. Make sure these different skillsets are utilized by ensuring everyone is aware of ongoing projects. That way, team members can jump in to collaborate wherever they feel they can bring value. On our marketing team, for example, I’ll often draw on support from the SEO specialist while creating the content strategy. Equally, if I know the SEO specialist is coming up with text for a PPC campaign, I’ll offer to help. A collaborative task management tool can help this process by sharing the upcoming tasks for each team member with the rest of your team. Use Google Drive Collaboration has  been found to increase creativity, so tools like Google Drive, which allow for real-time updates on shared documents as you work, are ideal. In our marketing team, we use the Google Docs upload feature within MeisterTask to share documents via the relevant task. This means that were always working on the most up-to-date version of the document, as other team members are able to edit it in real-time. We then use the commenting feature on each task to leave relevant feedback, questions or updates on how the task is developing. Try mapping out your ideas For a less linear take on collaborative working, try using a collaborative online mind map. With MindMeister, multiple users are able to access mind maps at the same time, meaning team members can add their ideas, provide feedback or vote up or down on ideas. This can all be done in real-time, whether brainstorming in a meeting together, or working entirely remotely. Generating ideas collaboratively while mind mapping has been found to boost creative thinking, as it integrates both the linear, convergent (left-brain) thinking with divergent, non-linear (right-brain) thinking. This engages the whole mind in processing and creating new information, using our visual, spatial and kinesthetic senses to come up with new ideas, increasing our creativity. 5. Trust your team to do their job When I asked Michael Hollauf, MeisterLabs’ CEO, what his advice would be to other team leaders, he said it would be to always recognize when to delegate tasks. Companies hire competent staff for a reason and effective team management shouldnt mean micro-management. If youve hired staff for a specialist area like programming,  you need to know when to just leave them  to do their job. Delegate tasks while staying in the loop Sometimes it can be hard to let go. Especially if you’ve been working on a project for a while but need a team member to take it over. With MeisterTask, try using the Watching feature, where you can add yourself as a watcher. Becoming a watcher allows you to remain in the loop with how the task is progressing and any related discussions. Michael Kranner, MeisterLabs’ Growth Marketer,  explains how this function helps him to run the Growth team here at MeisterLabs efficiently: at every stage, the experiment task is assigned to one specific personOther team members can “watch” the task’s progression, keeping everyone in the loop with how the experiment is developing… As experiments develop we move the tasks between the sections. All team members “watching” the experiment are notified about the move. By allowing watchers to keep an eye on progression, the feature allows team leaders to entrust team members to get on with  their tasks or projects alone while feeling able to jump in to query or help where useful. Retain an overview of team and project progress In MeisterTask, team members can gain a clear overview of team and task progression via the Statistics Reports area. Featuring graphs on task creation and completion, team productivity can be viewed transparently and reports can be downloaded as CSV files if needed. Teams can also choose to time-track their tasks to gain even further insight into how long projects are taking. Effective task management Get started with MeisterTask Its free! Get started with MeisterTask 6. Prevent team burn-out As a team leader, you’re in a great position to set positive boundaries of work, play, and relaxation. In her article on managing work notifications,  Belle Beth Cooper argues that it is the responsibility of employers to set the precedent about when and where team members should be switching off from work entirely. This could mean, for example, by not expecting team members to check emails after working hours. Of course, this can be difficult. Particularly in teams where members work flexibly and might prefer to start early or work late, to save time elsewhere. However, encouraging team members to set themselves some working limits, to sleep well and avoid burn-out, is important. With MeisterTask and Slack, our main communication channels at MeisterLabs, you can choose which notifications to receive. For example, I’ll only receive a push Slack notification on my laptop if I’ve been mentioned or been sent a direct message. Similarly, as Belle Beth Cooper suggests, team members can try setting their phones to do not disturb  mode when finishing for the night, so they’re able to switch off, relax and rejuvenate. Agile project management, made simple. Get Started with MeisterTask Its free! Get Started with MeisterTask So those are our 6 tips for mastering effective team management through some productive and supportive workflows. However, every organization is different, so it would be great to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments below! 6 Simple Tips for Effective Team Management Leading a team can be inspiring, rewarding and exhausting.  Busy working environments can leave little time for team leaders to check-in with team members and ensure they’re feeling happy, creative and on track. But with these 6 simple and effective team management tips, theres an alternative. How to Achieve Effective Team Management With good communication channels and plenty of opportunities to give feedback, you can provide your team with a strong support system. With this, team leaders can develop accountability, trust, and a less hierarchical approach. Here are our six tips for achieving a happier and more productive team via some supportive workflows: 1.  Be transparent Transparent working environments have been found to make teams more accountable, happy and creative. It sounds like a big claim but transparent environments help to develop a feeling of mutual respect between team members and team leaders. Via open and consistent communication, transparent and authentic workplaces help employees to feel secure in their positions. In turn, team members feel freer to contribute ideas and suggestions, enhancing creativity. Marc de Grandpre, senior VP of Marketing at KIND Healthy Snacks, believes that transparency in the workplace is hugely important. Marc explains  how they use transparency for effective team management at their company: “How can your company learn, grow and succeed if people are afraid to be themselves, voice their opinions and genuinely show that they care about the brand and team? Having the company become a sort of safe space allows for brilliant ideas to flow and for problems in your company to be flagged and addressed head-on.” Marc and his team aim to make all employees feel in the loop, respected and valued. Consequently, they found that each team member felt happier in their job, while also more creative and loyal. Intuitive task management Get started with MeisterTask Its free! Get started with MeisterTask Using transparent tools James Hannam, team management consultant, agrees that transparency is a cornerstone to high-functioning teams. James explains that on his projects, teams use MeisterTask to achieve effective team and project management. They do this by providing team members with an overview of projects and responsibilities, via their shared Project Boards: If all of your team members can have a high-level of visibility over the project, while also understanding the part they are playing at any given time, you will foster a sense of responsibility, creating accountability among team members. Each task within each Project is assigned to a specific team member, making everyones responsibilities clear. This also enables team members to understand the role they’re playing within the bigger picture. With all tasks and responsibilities displayed transparently, team leaders can take a less hands-on approach, knowing each task will be seen through by the assigned person. 2. Keep communicating You must have heard this one before: the basis of a cooperative and  productive team is good communication. The aim is to create an environment in which team leaders feel able to provide honest and constructive feedback, and team members feel confident to voice concerns and communicate with one another. For teams with members working remotely,  Google Hangouts can provide an ideal way to ensure some face-to-face time is achieved. If your distributed team is working across time zones and you’d like to set up a standing appointment for calls, it’s important to find a time which works for everyone involved. By not always holding calls at inconvenient times for the remote team member, they’ll be more open (and awake) to honestly and accurately communicate with you. Try a chat channel, like Slack Another great communication tool is  Slack. Lots of companies are already using Slack, as  regardless of whether your team is working remotely or all in one office, it’s a great way to cut down on emails and build a positive and friendly working culture. At MeisterLabs we have a ‘stand up’ Slack channel, where everyone begins their day by sharing what they’ll be working on. This helps to prevent siphoning between teams and gives managers a good idea about what everyones focus for will be. It also allows team members to jump in and offer support when useful. Agile team management made simple Get started with MeisterTask Its free! Get started with MeisterTask 3. Provide valuable feedback Providing feedback to team members is one of the best ways you can support them to develop professionally and personally. Jean-François Manzoni, Professor of Leadership and Organizational Development at IMD International, explains: “You do your star a disservice if you fail to help her figure out how she can continue to grow” Even if you have no negative feedback to give, make sure to hold regular opportunities to check-in. This way, you can provide advice on how you feel your team members are progressing and could grow further. If there are any areas of work that you feel could be improved, these discussions also provide a good opportunity to share your constructive feedback. Feedback can be difficult but it is an essential part of effective team management. When summarizing her advice on how to give effective feedback, Belle Beth Cooper said: If you’re finding a conversation difficult or nerve-wracking, remember that your aim in providing feedback is to help your team members succeed and grow. So although feedback conversations can be difficult, especially in non-hierarchical organizations, they’re important and necessary for the development of team members and the success of your wider team. 4. Encourage collaboration Inevitably, your team members will be happier if they can get along well with one another. As an added bonus, they’ll perform better too. To achieve this, encourage your team members to collaborate. On your team, there will likely be a whole bunch of diverse skills. Make sure these different skillsets are utilized by ensuring everyone is aware of ongoing projects. That way, team members can jump in to collaborate wherever they feel they can bring value. On our marketing team, for example, I’ll often draw on support from the SEO specialist while creating the content strategy. Equally, if I know the SEO specialist is coming up with text for a PPC campaign, I’ll offer to help. A collaborative task management tool can help this process by sharing the upcoming tasks for each team member with the rest of your team. Use Google Drive Collaboration has  been found to increase creativity, so tools like Google Drive, which allow for real-time updates on shared documents as you work, are ideal. In our marketing team, we use the Google Docs upload feature within MeisterTask to share documents via the relevant task. This means that were always working on the most up-to-date version of the document, as other team members are able to edit it in real-time. We then use the commenting feature on each task to leave relevant feedback, questions or updates on how the task is developing. Try mapping out your ideas For a less linear take on collaborative working, try using a collaborative online mind map. With MindMeister, multiple users are able to access mind maps at the same time, meaning team members can add their ideas, provide feedback or vote up or down on ideas. This can all be done in real-time, whether brainstorming in a meeting together, or working entirely remotely. Generating ideas collaboratively while mind mapping has been found to boost creative thinking, as it integrates both the linear, convergent (left-brain) thinking with divergent, non-linear (right-brain) thinking. This engages the whole mind in processing and creating new information, using our visual, spatial and kinesthetic senses to come up with new ideas, increasing our creativity. 5. Trust your team to do their job When I asked Michael Hollauf, MeisterLabs’ CEO, what his advice would be to other team leaders, he said it would be to always recognize when to delegate tasks. Companies hire competent staff for a reason and effective team management shouldnt mean micro-management. If youve hired staff for a specialist area like programming,  you need to know when to just leave them  to do their job. Delegate tasks while staying in the loop Sometimes it can be hard to let go. Especially if you’ve been working on a project for a while but need a team member to take it over. With MeisterTask, try using the Watching feature, where you can add yourself as a watcher. Becoming a watcher allows you to remain in the loop with how the task is progressing and any related discussions. Michael Kranner, MeisterLabs’ Growth Marketer,  explains how this function helps him to run the Growth team here at MeisterLabs efficiently: at every stage, the experiment task is assigned to one specific personOther team members can “watch” the task’s progression, keeping everyone in the loop with how the experiment is developing… As experiments develop we move the tasks between the sections. All team members “watching” the experiment are notified about the move. By allowing watchers to keep an eye on progression, the feature allows team leaders to entrust team members to get on with  their tasks or projects alone while feeling able to jump in to query or help where useful. Retain an overview of team and project progress In MeisterTask, team members can gain a clear overview of team and task progression via the Statistics Reports area. Featuring graphs on task creation and completion, team productivity can be viewed transparently and reports can be downloaded as CSV files if needed. Teams can also choose to time-track their tasks to gain even further insight into how long projects are taking. Effective task management Get started with MeisterTask Its free! Get started with MeisterTask 6. Prevent team burn-out As a team leader, you’re in a great position to set positive boundaries of work, play, and relaxation. In her article on managing work notifications,  Belle Beth Cooper argues that it is the responsibility of employers to set the precedent about when and where team members should be switching off from work entirely. This could mean, for example, by not expecting team members to check emails after working hours. Of course, this can be difficult. Particularly in teams where members work flexibly and might prefer to start early or work late, to save time elsewhere. However, encouraging team members to set themselves some working limits, to sleep well and avoid burn-out, is important. With MeisterTask and Slack, our main communication channels at MeisterLabs, you can choose which notifications to receive. For example, I’ll only receive a push Slack notification on my laptop if I’ve been mentioned or been sent a direct message. Similarly, as Belle Beth Cooper suggests, team members can try setting their phones to do not disturb  mode when finishing for the night, so they’re able to switch off, relax and rejuvenate. Agile project management, made simple. Get Started with MeisterTask Its free! Get Started with MeisterTask So those are our 6 tips for mastering effective team management through some productive and supportive workflows. However, every organization is different, so it would be great to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments below!

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Video Games affect On School - Free Essay Example

Video gaming is a problem in todays youth. Gaming, thought of as entertainment, is becoming known more as an addiction. Gamers are addicted to gaming like it is a drug, making these video games more of a danger. The games are played during school, and after school ruining the students grades and lower their academic performance. Most of the youth today have a sort of gaming system at home, from a computer to a cell phone. Screen time can even lead to health problems like obesity. Not only do video games harm the students health, but their mental health is at risk the longer the game is played. Fixing the issue is a very important way to lessen the time on the screen. Though no one can get rid of them completely there are ways to help prevent hours on end gaming. Video games are affecting the students every move, even if they are not played during school hours. Video games are affecting the grades students would get in school if video games were not played every day. It affects the leaning because video games are a distraction, taking the focus off the teacher and turning it to a game hidden in the students lap. Weis, a clinical psychologist, performed a study on a group of boys seeing what the effects are of video games. Weis discluded girls from the study because researchers feared they would not play video games enough to produce meaningful results (Geranios 2010). Weis thought that if he involved girls in his study, he would not have accurate results. This study showed what happened when boys between the ages of 6 9 were given a gaming system for the first time. It was a novelty that decreased the boys reading and writing scores. The difference between multi-player games and single-player games is children are at a greater possibility for lessoned literacy skills. Adolescents substitute time for reading with time for playing (Dewar 2018). Students, still going to school would get lower grades and not work as hard as they had before. Video gaming is add ictive to teenagers nowadays. Gaming is now considered as addictive as drugs (Willis 2011). Drugs send dopamine into the brain, dopamine is considered the reward system in the brain, and by achieving a goal in a video game the brain sends this out, as a reward for achieving the goal. By smoking, the brain is confused and will often send out this drug to tell the smoker that it wants more. It is why drugs are so addicting because the mind thinks it is doing good instead of damaging itself causing it to rewire itself. Most people see an addiction being to an overuse of substance, such as alcohol, but it is not just dopamine that can turn habits into an addiction. Addiction is the constant need for the drug, the alcohol, or in this case the game. Todays teens spend an hour or more playing video games and when their computer or gaming device is taken from those who relied on gaming they get upset. The first addiction center for video games was set up in the Netherlands forcing the U. S.A. to think maybe that they do have an issue. Video games are becoming a drug to teenagers with there unlimited access to computers and cell phones. Academic performance in teens has decreased since video games became mainstream among the younger generation. 90% of homes in the United States with children have a gaming system (Wright 37). 90% of children have been exposed to video games since they were little. Those kids have known nothing but a life with gaming in it or at least the choice of gaming. Giving children the choice between gaming and studying for a test they would choose gaming with the thought of studying later. This happens even in young adults. As the hours of gaming rise SAT grades drop as does the pupils GPA (Wright 37). The study was to see if video games would affect school life and as Wright said they were only going down while time playing went up. The more hours that were spent on gaming the less time there was for studying for tests that the student wou ld have during the school day. This reduced their scores on those tests, making their grade lower and lower each test. Gaming does not just fill time that would have been spent, studying it also has users slowly losing the ability to focus on more tedious topics of longer periods of time. Students playing a game where they wander around an endless world, they have more focus in that game then they would a couple hours later when in a math class listening to the teacher talk about addition and subtraction. The gamers mind would wander from the topic to their game and their focus would be lost from the teacher. Losing focus also deprives the student of learning in that class. The more the student finds their mind wandering from the topic the more the student thinks about the game. Screen time can lead to health problems and health problems affect school life. Health issues like insomnia, back pains, and obesity. Insomnia is the lack of sleep at night. Being up all night long st uck on a level would help start a case of insomnia but staying up all night for weeks at a time would only make insomnia worst. Back pains would come from the hours spent hunched over a computer or a gaming device. It would also come from the rocking back and forth as a hard level was finally won, but as the level is lost, they lean back disappointed. Obesity kills 18% of the youth in the United States (Fox 2013). Gaming and eating stores energy in the body that makes the gamer gain weight if they dont burn that energy away. The longer the person stays inside playing the same game the more they raise the chances of having a cholesterol issue or diabetes. Gaming not only affects ones health of body, but it also affects the mind. By wasting the time away in front of a screen the player might stop talking to others. That would make the person have few friends. Soon those few friends would fade away and the teen would only talk to his or her parents. At some point even, they would f ade away from that persons life and they would lose every kind of social interaction unless it was a multi-player game and they had a microphone they could speak into. Sometimes in very serious cases, the teen could even forget that their game is just a game. They could forget and start confusing themselves about what is fiction and what is nonfiction. Due to the fact that addiction to video games may hamper their social life, the scope for them to mingle with other people and to experience the realities of the world becomes very limited (Staff 2018). Meaning the more time online the less time with actual people and having conversations. Violent games lead to aggressive behavior. Video games that are violent in nature lessen the minds ability to see violence as a bad behavior and turns the youth aggressive. Numerous video games which are supposedly meant especially for kids have violent content wherein aspects such as aggression and revenge are rewarded (Staff 2018). Meaning content for kids isnt being monitored leaving children able to play whatever it is they want to play even if it is violent and they were told not to play that. A solution to fixing this problem would be to limit the access that teens have to video games. Now taking their phones away isnt the correct way of going about it. By taking the teens phones you are showing them that playing games on the phone is not a good thing, making the juvenile want to play games more. The best way to handle this problem is to make it where when a new phone is bought have the parents set it up and have an age restriction on the phones themselves. No one can stop the youth from playing games on their phone but the most anyone can do is limit the access. Just as there is an airplane mode there could be an added school mode. When a student is in school the only messages that could be seen are from the parents of the child. Now knowing that anyone could turn on or off airplane mode with this school mode for the phones it would be linked to the parents phone, sending a message asking for permission to turn off school mode. If school mode permission is accepted, then the phone will send a message back to the student giving them permission to message their friends. With the age restriction, that would be applied with the school mode. It would allow the phones user access to games that are school safe and in their age range. Making the games not playable during school with the school mode. Some think that gaming helps the mind become faster at reacting to certain items like catching a ball that was thrown at their head or keeping the gamers hands still while working on an extremely delicate task such as surgery. People think that gaming is helping produce better health care professionals. Gaming can make reactions faster and making small cuts in surgery (15 Surprising Benefits 2018). Gaming can help the younger generation become better surgeons by making their hands less shaky. Others thin k that because gaming increases the stability of some senses in certain ways that it does not change that the gamer themselves might have a mild addiction to gaming. Gaming is still an addiction, even if there are some small benefits. It is an addiction that should not be taken as lightly as it is. The gamers might be more delicate, but they have a higher chance of having a wandering mind, and not being able to focus on one topic at a time. That person has the higher chance of being more scattered brain. Scattered brain meaning that the person can not focus on one object at a time and their mind will jump from topic to topic making them a person that is hard to understand what their thinking is.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Film Analysis American Honey By Andrea Arnold - 914 Words

One of the first things I learned in cinema class was that the size of the screen can play a huge role in the way the viewer experiences a film. American Honey by Andrea Arnold felt like one of those movies that was tailor made to be experienced to its full potential on the big screen. If I saw this movie at home on a smaller screen, there would be so many things that I would not be able to experience because of the limitation on-screen size. Andrea Arnold uses the technique of viewing cinema as a window to give a better experience and outlook for the audience. Using cinema as a window gives the viewers a special ocular access to whatever is going on throughout the film (Elsasser 14). This is usually a rectangular view which helps the†¦show more content†¦Also, the moving camera constantly shifts and changes relationships helping me engage in the film and think about what was going on. Furthermore, Arnold uses cinema as a window and creates an open film. It seemed like at any part of the movie you could turn the camera off, but the events that were going on would still occur and everything would still be the same in the diegetic world. This tells us Arnold created the diegetic world to be its own separate world where everything occurs according to the characters, it extends far beyond the limit of the image (Elsasser 18), it is not a world that is meant to be created just for the purpose of the movie. This is mos t evident in the last scene of the film where Star is in the lake and she jumps the screen goes still and the credits roll in. While I was watching the movie and this sequence occurred, I was expecting more to happen, but then Star’s image froze and then the credits came and I was shocked for a bit, but realizing how Arnold set up this film and the techniques that she used it was not really a surprise. The sequence that occurred reminded of the ending scene in Mediterranea, it was the scene where Arnold tells the audience their role in the film is over and cuts off their access from the diegetic world. The stable camera signalled the ending for the viewer. Even though the movie has ended it is made clear that the events going on in theShow MoreRelatedFilm Analysis : American Honey By Andrea Arnold894 Words   |  4 Pageswas that the size of the screen can play a huge role in the way the viewer experiences a film. American Honey by Andrea Arnold felt like one of those movies that was tailormade to be experienced to its full potential on the big screen. If I saw this movie at home on a smaller screen, there would be so many things that I would not be able to experience because of the limitation in screen size. Andrea Arnold uses the technique of viewing cinema as a window in order to provide a better experienceRead MoreSolution Manual, Test Bank and Instructor Manuals34836 Words   |  140 PagesMethod, 5th Edition_Daryl L. Logan (SM) A First Course in the Finite Element Method, SI Version, 5th Edition_ Daryl L. Logan (SM) A Framework for Marketing Management, 4E_Philip R Kotler,Kevin Lane Keller (TB) A Friendly Introduction to Numerical Analysis,Brian Bradie (ISM) A Guide to International Financial Reporting Standards, 3rd Edition_Belverd E. Needles, Marian Powers (SM+TB) A Guide to Modern Econometrics, 4th Edition_Marno Verbeek (SM) A History of Modern Psychology, 10th Edition _ DuaneRead MoreLogical Reasoning189930 Words   |  760 Pagesthe issue is whether Americans prefer southern European food to northern European food, then the topic might be American taste preferences. weigh the pros and cons In deciding on taking an action, you weigh the pros and cons by looking at alternative actions that can be taken, then considering the probable good consequences of each action and the probable bad consequences while weighing the positive and negative impact of each consequence. It’s a kind of cost-benefit analysis. Exercises 1.Read MoreStephen P. Robbins Timothy A. Judge (2011) Organizational Behaviour 15th Edition New Jersey: Prentice Hall393164 Words   |  1573 PagesSenior Marketing Manager: Nikki Ayana Jones Senior Managing Editor: Judy Leale Production Project Manager: Becca Groves Senior Operations Supervisor: Arnold Vila Operations Specialist: Cathleen Petersen Senior Art Director: Janet Slowik Art Director: Kenny Beck Text and Cover Designer: Wanda Espana OB Poll Graphics: Electra Graphics Cover Art: honey comb and a bee working / Shutterstock / LilKar Sr. Media Project Manager, Editorial: Denise Vaughn Media Project Manager, Production: Lisa Rinaldi Full-Service

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Illegal Immigrants and Law - Free Essay Example

Sample details Pages: 3 Words: 800 Downloads: 5 Date added: 2019/02/20 Category Sociology Essay Level High school Tags: Illegal Immigration Essay Did you like this example? Immigration over the decades has emerges to be a contentious issue that has drawn overwhelming attention from the government as well as citizens of the affected nations. In America, immigration statics have been gradually escalated over the years, as more people come to the nation in search of the American dream. The primary issue with illegal immigration is the routes people use to enter into a nation, a move that is often provoked by the relentless need to search for opportunities, secure asylum or gain both. Don’t waste time! Our writers will create an original "Illegal Immigrants and Law" essay for you Create order Most natives are usually agitated by illegal immigrants for they perceive the latter groups as being responsible for depriving them of conducive work opportunities and social amenities (Bhachu 31). Nevertheless, the reasoning is often biased, for most immigrants opt to settle for low paying jobs and subpar neighborhoods that the average citizen is hesitant to occupy. Illegal immigrants should be granted citizenship, for it is an approach that will nurture the realization of economic growth and immigration reform, provide a permanent home for many hopeless and homeless families, and nurture the strive for tolerance and equality envisioned by Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, and even former American president Obama. Critics of illegal immigrants often assert that the migrants break the law consistently by entering into the nation through fraudulent means, an aspect that emerges to be unfair for the legal migrants who have to secure all valid documentation before they can travel into a foreign land (Bhachu 39). Additionally, the agitators of illegal migrants assert that the characters move into the foreign nation with the intention of taking the jobs that are supposed to be for the local people, an aspect that cumulatively causes competition between the natives who deserve the positions and migrants (Hanson 42). Cumulatively, by granting citizenship to illegal migrants, the aspect would be identified as rewarding wrongdoers for a crime they have committed (Hanson 46). From a positive perspective, it is vital to note that most of the arguments raised by the critics of illegal immigrants are usually handicapped, or biased for most individuals come into the region in search of low paying employment opportunities that most natives refute to uptake (Borjas 3). Additionally, there are many reasons why illegal migrants move into a nation such as seeking asylum, and employment opportunities, aspects that generally are humanitarian based or key economic growth triggers. Provision of citizenship to illegal immigrants would nurture the growth of a nation’s economy, as well as the realization of immigration reform. Illegal immigrants represent a significant population of the United States quoted to be at 22.1 million out of a cumulative population of 325 million citizens (Knight 17). The given figure thus implies that awarding illegal immigrants’ citizenship, would provide the government with a new source of taxable revenue, as well as entitle the immigrants to work peacefully, an element that will cumulatively nurture the nation’s economic growth (Borjas 5). Additionally, from a historical perspective, American has been founded on the input of hardworking and selfless immigrants, who were at one time foreigners, necessitating the need to treat illegal immigrant in a similar dignified and respectable manner (Knight 23). The awarding of citizenship to most illegal immigrants would provide the families and individuals with a place to call home. It is vital to note that most illegal immigrants come into the nation while in search of â€Å"greener† opportunities (Bhachu 56). Curtailing them citizenship will leave them stranded and distracted as most people undergo through unimaginable torment and hardship just so that they can gain access into a foreign but promising land (Knight 37). Furthermore, as illegal immigrants, most individuals dwell in fear from being deported to their hopeless nations of birth, an aspect that provokes them to live always on the lookout. By awarding the immigrant families a home, they would be able to confidently settle into their desired state, and play a positive role in nurturing the development of the region. Granting illegal immigrants’ citizenship would go a long way in nurturing equality and tolerance especially amongst the majority communities who observe the immigrants as unworthy and undeserving. In the history of America, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, and even former American president Obama are all individuals who had hope for America as a state that would embrace each other’s differences, all in a bid to create a fully functional and healthy utopia-like national community (Clibborn 468). The unbiased embrace of illegal immigrants would play a crucial role in provoking the harmonious existence of majority and minority communities living in the nation In conclusion, granting illegal immigrants citizenship is the only responsible approach that would work in favor of America, as well as other similar nations. From an economic perspective, family perspective, and leadership insight the approach would go a long way to settle the differences that currently thrive i n America and other comparable states.

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Abnormal Perceptions Of Reality The Bell Jar, And Cullen...

Faith Hopperton Ms. Williams 10th Honors Lit 2 December 2016 Abnormal Perceptions of Reality Isolation causes people to spiral into a dark hole of dramatic loss of self worth and often times, the loss of their will to keep living. Humans are social beings, they are not meant to be isolated and feel alone in the world. In Huxley s Brave New World, Plath s The Bell Jar, and Cullen s Columbine, characters suffer from various types of isolation. The three types of isolation are, self-inflicted, social, and forced isolation. Although self-inflicted and social isolation cause individuals to suffer, forced isolation is the most detrimental because there is no escape from the entrapment of forced isolation. Self-inflicted isolation is represented in The Bell Jar. In The Bell Jar the central character, a young girl named Esther, suffers from social isolation. Social isolation manifests itself by isolating a person from society because something about them is different or unsatisfactory in society’s eyes. Esther is a fiery girl who has her mind set out to follow her dream of being a writer. That dream falls short when she comes home from her month long scholarship in New York to her mother, who lets her know she did not get into the writing program she applied for. This causes Esther to spiral into an abyss of depression and loss of self worth. Esther did not like the idea of working under a man or staying pure for her husband. Esther did not have a very good relationship

Speech About Rosa Parks - 1139 Words

The civil rights movement was a struggle by African Americans in the 1950s to late 1960s to receive equal to those of whites, including employment, housing, and education, and the right to be free of racial discrimination(Civil Right Movement).This movement was started to restore to the African Americans rights of citizenship guaranteed by the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments(Civil Rights Movement). There were many civil rights activist including Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X as some of the most talked about activists during this time but I will be talking to you about Rosa Parks. Civil rights activist Rosa Parks was an African American woman whose bravery helped launch nationwide efforts to end segregation of†¦show more content†¦African Americans of Montgomery didn’t ride public buses because they found the Negroes-in-back policy to be demeaning (History.com).The segregation law stated that the front of a Montgomery bus was reserved for white citizens and the seats behind them for black citizens. at one point on the route, a white man had no seat because all the seats in the designated â€Å"white† section were taken(History.com). So the driver told the riders in the four seats of the first row of the â€Å"colored† section to stand, in effect adding another row to the â€Å"white† section(History.com). The three others obeyed. Mrs. Parks did not.â€Å"People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired,† wrote Parks in her autobiography, â€Å"but that isn’t true. 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Apple Inc. Case 2010 Free Essays

1. What, historically, have been Apple’s competitive advantages? Apple has had various competitive advantages since its origin until the present. Firstly, Apple’s innovation has always been its hallmark. We will write a custom essay sample on Apple Inc. Case 2010 or any similar topic only for you Order Now Beginning with the first â€Å"Apple I† till the â€Å"iPad 2†, Apple products have change the development of the market many times, specially during the last decade, with the first iPod’s lunch. Although Apple’s single technologies have not been walkthroughs created by the company itself, it has developed the characteristics of these technologies and combined them in a way that had never been done before. One of Apple’s main ways to innovate is through the ease of use of its products, another of its big competitive advantages. Apple’s products are popularly considered as very intuitive and, although MP3 players already existed in 2001 or multi-touch surfaces in 2007, products like the iPod and iPhone allow the use of these technologies and devices in a very practical way with an almost vertical learning curve. Besides this ease-to-use, Apple has â€Å"plug play† oriented designs: devices ready to be used with a series of peripherals without requiring prior knowledge. This has led Mac computers to be â€Å"digital hubs† of the new digital devices. Moreover, Apple has always had a proprietary design. Apple has never licensed any of its products or designs (except during Spindler’s management). This means that it has always had a wide control over its value chain, from the designs from scratch of their computers, till the software and its marketing or sales. It has a widely vertical integrated business and nowadays, it is even beginning to design its own microchips. This has led to a very unique differentiation that can be hardly found in competitors’ products. That is why one of Apple’s most typical characteristics are its products’ elegant and state-of-the-art industrial designs and superior software (OS). All components of its products are perfectly integrated and work altogether better than separated. Apple’s design process consists of a series of activities that can be hardly copied. Finally, it is very important to highlight Apple’s brand image and the whole culture created around it. As Jobs says, Apple products are intended to be a â€Å"cultural force†. Apple delivers through its products complete solutions and experiences, different to the use of any other company’s products. Its devices are considered as iconic within their correspondent markets and the company is seen as a leader of the â€Å"digital age†. Apple has always had a solid base of loyal customers and its brand is presently one of the best known in the world. Furthermore, Steve Jobs CEO is considered as an innovation guru and has been named CEO of the decade, boosting Apple’s popularity even higher, if possible. 2. Analyze the personal computer industry. Are the dynamics favorable or problematic for Apple? The personal computer industry is a highly concentrated market. The four top PC vendors (Acer, Dell, HP and Lenovo) control the 55% of worldwide shipments. It is a competition intense sector given the low switching costs of the industry. Growth has been driven by a decrease of prices and expansion of capabilities, with consequently higher sales volumes, but with a relatively smaller growth in revenues. PC components are going through a standardization process and PC makers are cutting expenditures in RD. Due to the aforementioned low switching costs and the low differentiation among vendors, the threat of substitute products is very high in the industry. However, despite the low product differentiation, vendors have built strong brands and the investments required to enter the sector are very high, for what the entrance of new competitors with similar volume and brand awareness as the present top vendors is quite unlikely. The only open way for competitors seems to be the â€Å"white-box† market (with around 30% of sales in 2009), but these machines cover only the desktop market. Regarding the clients’ power, they have a wide range of very similar products in design, capabilities and price to choose from, for what the switching costs are very low, as mentioned. PC vendors’ customers are therefore in a strong position to push them in the desired direction. On the other hand, PC makers have also high bargaining power in their relationships with their suppliers, as PC components are widely available at very competitive prices (excluding microprocessors and operating systems). As for Apple, the sector’s dynamics involve both favorable and problematic characteristics. The still hegemonic â€Å"wintel† systems make Apple’s products a strong and very differentiated alternative. Moreover, home consumers are the biggest segment in the industry, a group that values design, mobility and connectivity, some features in which Apple is a leader. On the other hand, the company may have an overall minor base of potential clients willing to acquire the knowledge to operate its devices. Despite the fall in prices and increase in capabilities that the market requests, something that could seem problematic to any player in the sector, Apple is still able to charge premium prices through design and â€Å"user experience† differentiation, without requiring to push its devices capabilities over the average. All of this means that Apple can make big profits in its premium niche market, but that overall penetration might be a setback. 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