At the workplace, it is forbidden to do something which you’ve never done it before. That’s why, before you start working on something new, ask someone who knows about that job to show you how to do it. So, you can learn and will be able do it. Operant conditioning is a learning process in which the probability of response occurring is increased or decreased due to reinforcement or punishment. It was first studied by Edward Thorndike and later by B.F Skinner. The underlying idea behind operant conditioning is that the consequences of our actions shape voluntary behavior. At the work, one of your co-workers is having trouble with understanding the job. So, you voluntarily helped him/her out. That’s increases your reputation in the work place. After doing that you will get positive from your coworkers. Observational learning on its part is a process in which learning occurs through observing and imitating others. As demonstrated in Albert Bandura's classic "Bobo Doll" experiments, people will imitate the actions of others without direct reinforcement. Four important elements are essential for effective observational learning: attention, motor skills, motivation and memory At the workplace, it is forbidden to perform a task or operate an electronic device which you’ve never used it before. That’s why, before you start working on something new, ask someone who knows about that job to show you how to do it. So, you can learn and get mastery of what you are doing before you do it be, In social learning theory Albert Bandura (1977) states behavior is learned from the environment through the process of observational learning. Children observe the people around them behaving in various ways. This is illustrated during the famous bobo doll experiment (Bandura, 1961). Individuals that are observed are called models. In society children are surrounded by many influential models, such as parents within the family, characters on children’s TV, friends within their peer group and teachers at school.…
Workplace Surveillance and Employee Privacy
Businesses face rising liability with regard to employee use of electronic resources. To alleviate the risk of liability, companies must develop and implement a computer use policy outlining appropriate use of organizational electronic resources. This paper examines critical facets of computer use policies, clearly explaining the basis for the policy, applying the policy to all employees as well as all levels of the organization…
Sexual harassment is one of the most persistent problems that women face in the workplace (Giraffe 2011). Sexual harassment is the maltreatment of an employee based on unwelcome behavior such as verbal, physical, and visual. When allegations of sexual harassment are brought to an organizations attention, the employer has an obligation to investigate those claims. The purpose of the investigation is to determine exactly what happened, and who was involved, so that the proper action can be taken. There…
Running Head: Technology in the WorkPlace
Technology in the Workplace
March 22, 2015
Running Head: Technology in the Workplace
There has to be an understanding of every job task to include all parts to be able to complete its responsibilities each day. Over the last five years; there has been a vast increase in technology within the workplace. These forms of technology such as fax, internet, emails, etc. have allowed professionals to work in a more effective…
she just thought it felt like the right thing to do at the time. This did change however with the birth of her second child. After having her second daughter she went back to work full time within three months and hired a nanny. She missed the workplace and wanted to help contribute to the families financial income. This is when she gave up nursing, and switched to sales, an area she still works in today.
While nursing is primarily dominated by women, it interested me to know which sex dominated…
The prevention of illness, injury or death in the workplace is an HR issue. A comprehensive knowledge of OSHA rules and regulations decreases workers' compensation claims, reduces litigation procedures and avoids federal fines. HR affiliates teach employees general OSHA standards, perform building inspections, establish and post evacuation plans, respond to employee concerns about building or parking lot security, and create health-and-wellness programs.
Ineffective Communication: Bullying in the Workplace
Brianna M. Stull
University of Kentucky
Stupid . . .ugly. . . lazy . . . worthless - these taunts sound juvenile, like those of a schoolyard bully tormenting someone smaller and weaker. We’ve all heard the tragic stories of bullying from schools all across the world and even Hollywood has joined the campaign to stop this disturbing adolescent behavior. But what happens when the bullying migrates from the classroom to the…
Workplace Communication Assignment
Explain why clear and effective communication is essential in the workplace.
Clear and effective communication is essential in the workplace, it is a skill that is learnt and is effectively passed on but more importantly understood to achieve a common goal efficiently. It allows managers and employees to share vital information which is essential to the company’s success. Effective communication prevents barriers from forming amongst employees which would…
The Importance of Ethics in the Workplace
In their personal and professional lives, people can and, unfortunately, sometimes do go against their moral and ethical standards. Ethical standards are what it means to be a good person, the social rules that govern our behavior. Ethics in business is essentially the study of what constitutes the right and wrong or the good or bad behavior in the workplace environment. A business is an organization whose objective is to provide goods or services for…
Tattoos in the Workplace
April 4, 2013
There is always a lot of controversy when it comes to tattoos. Most people instantly have an opinion of them; they are either for or against tattoos. What is not realized is the fact that there is a ton of time and effort put into the sketching and placement of a tattoo. People tattoo themselves as a way of self-expression and liberation.
Unfortunately, in the business world, most executives do not believe there is such…
Ethics in Management PHL 323
Ethics in the Workplace Case Study Action Plan
Learning Team B: Cynthia Gibbs
Dr. Christopher Klein, Facilitator
December 11, 2005
Ethics in the Workplace Case Study Action Plan
In 2003, Weyco Inc., a licensed third party medical benefits administrator based in Okemos, Michigan, announced that effective January 1, 2005, they would no longer hire smokers (http://www.weyco.com/web/). They were changing their policy to a Tobacco-Free…