Stress Management, Creativity, and Problem Solving Skills Term Paper by Nicky

Stress Management, Creativity, and Problem Solving Skills
A personal look at self awareness in the workplace.
# 147196 | 942 words | 5 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Mar 01, 2011 in Psychology (Social) , Business (Management)

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This paper focuses on self-awareness, stress management, creativity, and problem solving skills in the workplace. It explains how important these four skills are and provides a description of a specific work-related problem, a history of the author's contribution to the problem and its solution, an analysis of his responses, and recommendations for the future.

The Context
My Behavior
Recommendations for Improvement

From the Paper:

''In our office, reports are generated by work teams who collaborate to collect information, analyze it in the context of the respective areas of each team member, and then assemble a jointly-produced final report that represents all of the work of multiple individuals. Generally, each of us performs an independent series of analyses before submitting our section to our group supervisor; in practice, senior team members usually review the work of junior members before their work is presented to the group's manager. Sometimes, this can cause problems because the senior group member might make changes to the draft report sections submitted by junior members before presentation to the manager, leaving the junior member exposed to criticism that may reflect those changes rather than the actual material provided by the junior member.
"In those situations, the junior member may be called upon to explain elements of the draft report section that he has never even seen, let alone authored, and left with the uncomfortable choice of either accepting blame for any inadequacies identified by the manager or being perceived by the manager as "passing the buck" and refusing to acknowledge responsibility for mistakes. Sometimes, the changes at issue are substantive, but other times, they are strictly matters of personal preference in the structure of written presentations. The former may be more appropriate areas of contribution by senior group members; the latter are much harder to justify (Blair, 2003; Locker, 2003).''

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Aronson E., Wilson T., Akert R. (2003). Social Psychology. New York: Longman.
  • Blair G. (2003). Groups that Work. Washington, DC: IEEE Press.
  • Gerrig R., Zimbardo, P. (2005). Psychology and Life. Princeton, NJ: Pearson.
  • Locker K. (2003). Business and Administrative Communication. Boston: Irwin McGraw-Hill.
  • Myers D., Spencer S. (2004). Social Psychology. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson.

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