TGIF – Developing Work Habits In College

May 6, 2011 by Bill Bradley

As the week winds down, we wind down with some tidbits for your information, education, health, and enjoyment.

Quote of the Week: “The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.”  Robert Frost

Humor Break: Judge: “Is there any reason you could not serve as a juror in this case?”
Juror: “I don’t want to be away from my job for that long.”
Judge: “Can’t they do without you at work?”
Juror: “Yes, but I don’t want them to know that.”

Stat of the Week: College students used their laptops for frequent multitasking during classes, generating, on average, more than 65 new screen windows per lecture, 62% of which were unrelated to the courses they were taking.  Those who were most active received the lowest grades.

Action Tip: Develop your “pay attention” skills.  Work on one task at a time.  If you get bored, shift to another task.  If you are going to answer the phone, stop what you are doing and practice your listening skills.  If you get an incoming email, don’t go all “Pavlov.”  Finish your task; group your emails. 

Volunteering: Computers For Youth (CFY) located in large US cities exists to improve the Home Learning Environment of low-income children.  Their classes and tutoring are done by paid employees, but they need volunteers to assist.  If you are reading this, you know enough to be a volunteer assistant in a very important community opportunity.  Help young children learn about computers and develop good work habits.  At least check out the website. 

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Bill Bradley (mostly) retired after 35 years in organizational consulting, training and management development. During those years he worked internally with seven organizations and trained and consulted externally with more than 90 large and small businesses, government agencies, hospitals and schools.

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