Gemmy S. Allen is Management Coordinator and Faculty at North Lake College, Irving, TX of the Dallas County Community College District. She is the co-author of the textbook Management: Meeting and Exceeding Customer Expectations, published by Cengage. Her awards include being named Outstanding Mountain View College Faculty Member and receiving the Golden Oak Award, Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce; the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence in Teaching Award; and the award for Mountain View College Innovator of the Year. She served as a member of Microsoft Mentors, the Microsoft/Compaq College Advisory Council and the St. Philip’s College Model Electronic Commerce Curriculum Advisory Committee and is founding teacher, Virtual College of Texas — “Internet Teachers at Every College.” In addition, she has co-authored several discipline-specific, Internet-related books, developed several online classes, made numerous presentations to industry, and has led workshops in the United States, Australia and Mexico.
Many people think that working remotely from home is the ideal work situation. But, research by Emergent Research shows that coworking is the ideal.
Coworking spaces are shared, member-based work spaces where remote corporate workers, startup employees, freelancers, and others “work alone together.” Members overcome loneliness by working, networking, learning, and socializing together.
Key findings from Emergent's surveys of coworking space members show that:
Additionally, professional ties are strongly enhanced by membership in a coworking space:
What is your ideal work situation?
Explain whether or not you would want to work remotely.
In the video above, Dorie Clark says that the only true job security is a “portfolio career.” This means to diversify your income streams. Clark practices this. She is an adjunct professor at Duke University, author (Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You, and Stand Out), consultant, speaker, and branding expert.
How can a “portfolio career” be key to job security?
How will you diversify your income streams?
PGI published their 2016 Global Telework Survey. Knowledge workers from around the world were asked about their telecommuting habits and the overall state of remote work.
The 2017 word of the year, according to Merriam-Webster, is feminism, "the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes; also, organized activity on behalf of women's rights and interests."
Each year, since 2003, Merriam-Webster has published a list of 10 words from the English language. The word of the year is determined by website searches and by an online poll.
What happened in politics, business, and entertainment during 2017 to bring more attention to the word feminism?
Why should managers be concerned with women's rights?
The oil and gas industry has some of the most dangerous jobs. Managers must make sure that safety controls exist on each work site before work begins.
Why are jobs in the oil and gas industry so dangerous?
What is the biggest threat to worker safety?
What are the most cited OSHA standards related to the industry?
G&A Partners created a “Holiday Office Party Dos & Don’ts” infographic.
How can you survive the potential pitfalls of the annual office party?
Marco Zappacosta, of Co-founder of Thumbtack, says that there are two big interviewing questions that you need to answer when you are recruiting people:
But, what if you are the interviewee? What do you ask when the recruiter says, "Do you have any questions for me?"
Lori Goler, the VP of People at Facebook, says that she posed this question to Sheryl Sandberg when she was hoping to get a job at Facebook. She asked: "What is your biggest problem and can I help solve it?"
Identify a company where you would like to find a job. Will you ask, "What is your biggest problem and can I help solve it?" Explain.
In the video above, Luvvie Ajayi isn't afraid to speak her mind or to be the one dissenting voice in a crowd. "Your silence serves no one," says the writer, activist and self-proclaimed professional troublemaker. Ajayi shares three questions to ask yourself if you're teetering on the edge of speaking up or quieting down -- and encourages all of us to get a little more comfortable with being uncomfortable. One: Did you mean it? Two: Can you defend it? Three: Did you say it with love? If the answer is yes to all three, I say it and let the chips fall. That's important. That checkpoint with myself always tells me, "Yes, you're supposed to do this."
When did you know that you should stand up and speak out and tell the truth?
Did you do it? Why?