How to Enhance Career Teamwork Within Your Business

One of the duties of all managers is to enhance and build relationships between employees. Creating the right level of teamwork is not always easy; but it is not impossible. Requirements for good business teamwork include: creativity, initiative, and determination. Motivation is also important so that employees work and achieve goals together. Being able to promote the best possible ethics among a workforce is the first step to improving the interdependent relationships that exist. A healthy work environment is a key step toward boosting morale.

There are a number of proven team building techniques that all managers should familiarize themselves with, regardless of industry or the size of the business. The following suggestions can help in developing the right attitude in employees of every level.

To start, there needs to be clear goals established within the business. These goals should be easier to reach if all employees to work together as a team. It needs to be understood by each staff member that if the organization prospers, so will they. It is in everyone’s interest for the business to succeed, and by working together harmoniously this can be brought about.

Responsibilities and roles are best clearly defined, but it should be understood that by helping one another to complete tasks on schedule, there would be an advantage all round. Under no circumstance should there be important duties that need to be completed and which no-one takes responsibility for.

The same training opportunities should be available to each employee, whether they are a new hire or an established member of the workforce. It is essential that no-one feels left out or not given the right amount of attention.

Team building activities and events need to be promoted as tools that allow employees to interact smoothly and frequently. There should be a clear strategy in place that can be used during times of confusion or crisis.

Honest feedback should be given to show appreciation for team performance. If there is an issue that needs to be addressed, constructive criticism needs to be used as opposed to direct blame. Recognizing success and achievement is great way to motivate further developments. All employees would like to receive praise from management, and if this can be directed towards a team or unit as a whole, this in itself can help to spur progress.

Building the right amount of teamwork within an organization is a positive step toward business success. Not only will employees be more driven and results oriented, efficiency and productivity can be enhanced which translates to a positive effect on profits and turnover. With the right approach and working environment, great things can be achieved.…

Distance Education is Now Training the Next Genertation of Medical Assistants

Some people are calling it distance-free learning for the Medical Assistant. Distance Learning happens where the learner is most available, free from the traditional boundaries of geography. It could be in the next room, or in the next state. It uses whatever technology is most available and appropriate to allow effective learning wherever needed.
It changes the rules. Now, you and your colleagues, the learners, are more able to adapt and use your newly-gained knowledge for your real world challenges immediately. Laboratory work is done at your own location.

Typical Methods of Distance Learning for Medical Assistant programs and other schools include:

One-way video / two-way audio via satellite

Two way video and audio conferencing

Multiple user audio-only conferencing

World Wide Web-based access to educational programs

Internet and e-mail-based distributed educational programs

Online labs using innovative distance education technology (excellent for the Medical Assistant student)

A critical element of effective distance learning today is the learning environment. Interaction within that environment can occur by many technical means: e-mail, fax, telephone, two-way video. Interestingly, this interaction is becoming more asynchronous Qmeaning it does not have to happen at the same time for all participants.

Medical Assistant distance edcuation is quickly becoming the norma and not the acceptance for the future generation of new Medical Assistants. The Medical Assistant that can integrate technology with their profession and on-going education is at a GREAT ADVANTAGE to the students studying in older classroom modules and settings. The next generation of Medical Assistants will be educated by distance education technology and will replace the older traditional classroom trained medical assistants. Detailed information about Medical Assistant distance education is now available at the St. Louis Augustine Medical Assistant website: www.medassistant.org …

Online Gaming – History and Today

Our life is now full of e-systems where we need to learn on these technologies to be with the system. We have the online systems such as e-marketing, e-pass, e-banking, E-communications and even e-gaming. On this, the focus of this article is online gaming.

History of Online Gaming

Tracing the history of online gaming, it could be seen that it is a combined work of many different entities and companies. Online gaming started as multiplayer gaming, which eventually has evolved to embrace online gaming servers and then to a massively-multiplayer online game situation.

Multiplayer games could be traced back in 1972 where a joint project by the Control Data Corporation and University of Illinois named PLATO enabled the university students’ network with other terminals for computer-aided learning and education. Because of the students’ creativity, they integrated games that started the world of multiplayer gaming.

Sometime in 1978, the Multi-User Dungeon (MUD) spawned a field of network-based games that enable players on the network to explore and interact MUD game world. This opens the way for the Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Life Consuming Game (MMORPG) with its concept of shared world. After which, in 1984 MAD appeared that was considered as the first game connected worldwide, but MAD lasted only for two years. Simultaneous to the usage of MUD and MAD on BITNET, Maze War, a game which was originated from NASA in 1973 fueled the development of the so called server-host gaming.

The first graphical MMORPG was Neverwinter Nights. It was integral in the development of the MMO games. In the field of shooting games, Doom made the major impact with the use of modem. In addition, the independent service DWANGO, was started by Doom that matched players online to endorse multiplayer gaming.

Next to Doom was Quake who was focused on the client-side prediction, one of the very important specks of technology. Though his work has lag for the delays of actions that comes out in the monitor, Quakeworld refined and improved this weaknesses. Last and the latest to develop the online gaming was Ultima that made the interaction of players in a faster pace.

Definition

Online gaming, this is also referred to as Internet Gaming or Electronic Gaming. It is a gathering of players with a common game using a local area network (LAN) or even WAN where they could be on the same settings. The players seem to be in a real situation that they use their mouse or keypads to move in the monitor, their virtual world.

Availability

Thousands of sites provide free online adventure games, free virtual games, free online virtual worlds, and free virtual worlds for all, wherein some are explicitly designed as virtual worlds for kids.

From the internet, we could find many Virtual Worlds for kids that need parents’ guidance to check its advantages and disadvantages to ensure their child’s safety. Also, to environment lovers and adventurers, abundant free online adventure games await them. Thus, virtual worlds maybe available in the …

Exploring A Sales Career

If you're a recent college graduate and are getting ready to launch your career and are thinking about pursuing the field of sales, congratulations! It's a great profession. Here are some practical considerations that you should think about as you explore whether or not sales is right for you. First of all, in terms of preparation, sales like any other career can benefit from many different tracks of educational background and you do not have to be a marketing major in order to get into sales. The most important attributes of a good sales person are that they have good critical thinking skills and that they're very strong at both verbal and written communications. If those are part of your DNA, then even if you're biology major or have a degree in science, you still may very well be at the aptitude that's necessary in order to be good at sales.

What's It Like To Work In Sales?

Well, it's a great profession, and the reason why it's a great profession is because you get an opportunity to stay very active and to meet lots of people, to travel and to solve problems for people. So if you have a high degree of interest in doing these kinds of things in your day job, you may be well suited for sales.

On the other side, if you are going to pursue a degree in sales, you need to be aware that it's not all fun and games, and its not easy. Sales is one of the most difficult games out there and is not just for anyone. It requires an incredible dedication to the pursuit of excellence, continuing learning, to facing rejection, to developing your technical knowledge and to long hours in the trenches. There's a number of different things that you have to be good at in order to have a professional in sales, particularly in today's day and age.

One of the most important things that you can do for yourself to determine whether or not sales is an appropriate career move is to talk to different sales people – people who are already in the profession. Find out what their daily routine looks like. Understand more clearly the kinds of challenges, problems and issues that they face in their work. Spend a day job shadowing with them to understand their daily routine.

So, if you're thinking about exploring a career in sales, make sure to do a lot of information interviewing with different types of sales people to get their feedback and to understand really what their jobs all about.

Another thing that you can do is get yourself prepared by taking a course in sales or a sales training course or considering getting yourself into a routine of reading some books on sales. There are many great books out there that cover the topic and will easily give you an idea and an appreciation of what sales is all about.

If you are thinking about moving …

Looking for a Job or for a Career?

As you enter the job market, (for the first time or after a while) you might find that there are a lot of buzzwords thrown around, including the terms career and job. You might be looking for a career, but you aren’t going to enter the career market! Decide if you are looking for a job or a career today, and how to get the position you want.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a job is a piece of work that you do because of your occupation. A job also describes paid employment. A career, according to the OED, is a “person’s course or progress through life.” This article defines job as the place where you are employed, and career as the field in which you work.

Even though you might have lost your job, you may still have a career. For instance, if you are an x-ray technician who has been laid off, chances are that you will be able to find new work in the field. Your job might change slightly: you might become a dental x-ray technician, or a veterinary x-ray technician rather than a hospital x-ray technician, but you will still remain an x-ray technician.

You can choose to change either your job or your career. For instance, you might still want to have your career as a computer technician, but you want to advance to a higher paying and more prestigious job. This would mean finding a new a job and quitting your current job. Conversely, you might feel that you want to change your career. Perhaps you no longer feel that you want to be a computer technician and instead you would like to become a journalist. Career-changes are more time-consuming that job-changes because they often require training. You will find yourself looking for experience in a field with which you don’t have experience. Neither career-changes nor job-changes are impossible, and often they bring much happiness.

When you are looking for a new job, it is important to consider what this means for your career. Some people choose not to have a career. Rather than having an over-arching goal in life, or in the field in which they wish to specialize, they would rather simply move from job to job. They might wait tables for a few years, then work as a receptionist, then work in retail.

You can, however, choose to have a career. In order to have a career, you need to have a plan. What are your interests? What would you like to be paid? Once you have planned your goals, you might have to take certain steps to achieve them. It is all well and good to watch a few episodes of Law & Order and then decide that you want to be a high-paid lawyer, but the reality of the matter is that you will have to go to law school for years, which is an expensive and time-consuming proposition. Also, you might find that …

Problems of Budget Deficits

A budget deficit occurs when Government spending is greater than tax revenues. For political reasons a budget deficit often occurs. Politicians never gain votes by raising taxes and cutting spending. With many major World economies facing a large budget deficit. It is worth considering the main economic disadvantages of Government borrowing.

Increased Borrowing

The govt will have to borrow from the private sector, in the UK the government does this by asking the Bank of England to sell bonds and gilts to the private sector.

Higher debt interest payments

Selling bonds will increase the national debt, this is currently £300 billion. The annual interest payments is approximately £23 billion, this has a high opportunity cost because it requires future generations to pay higher taxes.

Increased AD

A budget deficit implies lower taxes and increased G, this will increase AD and this may cause higher Real GDP and inflation.

Higher Taxes and lower spending

In the future the govt may have to increase taxes or cut spending in order to reduce the deficit. This may cause reduced incentives to work

Increased Interest rates

If the govt sells more bonds this is likely to cause interest rates to increase. This is because they will need to increase interest rates in order to attract investors to buy the extra debt.

If govt interest rates increase this will push up other interest rates as well.

Crowding Out

Increased govt borrowing may cause a decrease in the size of the private sector (see fiscal policy)

Inflation

In extreme circumstances the govt may increase the money supply to pay the debt, however this is unlikely to occur in the UK

If the govt sells short term gilts to the banking sector then there wil be an increase in the money supply, this is because banks see gilts as near money therefore they can maintain there lending to customers. However they will also be increasing the money supply by lending to the govt.

note the effect of a budget deficit depends to some extent on the cause. For example in a recession a budget deficit may be necessary to get the economy out of recession. If the government is borrowing to invest in infrastructure and education this can benefit the economy in the long term.…

High School Science Project Measuring Heat

Did you know that all foods we eat have some kind of energy in them. That is why we eat them because our bodies need food to convert to energy and allow our muscles to move. Energy is heat for our bodies.

How can we see what type of energy a piece of food contains even though we are not eating it and digesting it? We will light a piece of food to show it has energy, otherwise it would not burn and then use the energy from it burning to show it can heat water.

Get these materials for the science experiment:

  • A large coffee can
  • A smaller can like a soup can
  • A wooden skewer like used for barbeque careful as the edges will be very sharp so ask a parent for help.
  • You will now want to punch holes around the side edges of the large coffee can. You can use an ice pick with a hammer on a wooden cutting board. Definitely have your parents do this part. The reason for doing this is so that you can release a small bit of oxygen.
  • The small can probably already has the top removed but if not go ahead and take the top off.
  • Punch two holes in the top of the small can on opposite sides. Again have your parents do this hole punching.
  • Put the wooden skewer through the holes so it evenly hangs from both sides.
  • Pour a small amount of water into the small can. (About 2/3 to c cup works well.) Only use room temperature water.
  • Use the thermometer to record the temperature.
  • Now have your parents use a lighter and light the marshmallow on fire.
  • Right away put the coffee can over the marshmallow and put the water filed soup can with wooden skewer on top of that. It should hang from the top of the coffee can over the marshmallow. It looks kind of like a camp fire as you are trying to heat the water in the soup can with the marshmallow.
  • Let the marshmallow burn until it goes out.
  • As soon as the flame goes out put the thermometer into the water and record the temperature.

Now you will do this with the peanut and piece of bread. (Note: the peanut may take a little while to light but do not give up.

Make sure to record your temperature each time and use new room temperature water each time you do this.

What you have discovered is that each type of food we eat will burn because it has energy stored within it and that is what our body uses as fuel. Some foods have more energy inside them than others and that energy can be used to heat water just like it used the energy to keep our bodies warm.

What you are learning is that everything has energy which is measured in BTUs and for every BTU it should be able to raise four ounces of …

Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) is a program that funds by the provincial government for one or two reason (s). The main reason behind it is to encourage excellence in graduate learning at the masters and doctor degree. It is all about merit-based awards and sponsorships open to various students including foreigners, in every discipline of academic study.

  • A sum of one hundred and sixty-six rewards is available at Waterloo in which:
  1. The first five (5) are reserved for only international graduate students as part of the global competition;
  2. two (2) are set aside for the native students and;
  3. the rest 159 are allocated to the 6 Faculties
  • A totality of 35 Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST) are available at Waterloo:
  1. For domestic students in fields of study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

Key Points of the Ontario Graduate Scholarship

The key points of the Ontario scholarship include the following:

  • The scholarship worth $ 15,000 for each year.
  • The main eligibility criterion for an international student intends to study in Ontario is a privilege from an authority.
  • The minimum period for running the graduate scholarship program is 2 consecutive terms.

Scholarship Application Process

Below are the requirements for eligibility to process the scholarship application:

  1. Applicants for the scholarship should have a first-class standard, (minimum of A- / 80%) in each of the last 2 full-time academic years. This means the eligibility rates are based on grades up to August 31, 2017.
  2. You must provide transcripts from all your post-secondary institutions, either you have your certificate already or not.
  3. Graduates transcripts are compulsory even if fall 2017 is the first term of your program.
  4. The same scholarship appliance form is also useful in evaluating a nominee for Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology. The QEII-GSST is also worth $ 15,000 per year.
  5. You as a student have the alternative to taking up the OGS or QEII-GSST sponsorship for a minimum of 2 terms value at $ 10,000 or 3 terms worth of $ 15,000. The scholarships are non-renewable.

Evaluation Criteria

These three items are evaluation or eligibility requirements for the Ontario Graduate Scholarship:

  • An academic distinction with a weight of 30% to 50% as established by academic transcripts, scholarships, awards and honors lists.
  • Communication and leadership skill with a weight of 0% to 20% as demonstrated by a list of relevant volunteer, leadership, and academic work experience.
  • Research capability and potential in program study with a weight of 30% to 50% as confirmed by conferences, originality, presentations as well as publications.

Maximum Support

International master's students receive an OGS or QEII-GSST award for a minimum of 2 academic years while doctoral students for a minimum of 4 academic years.

Additionally, OGS students can not go beyond a period of 6 years of graduate awards which government funds.

  1. Tri-Agency Scholarships (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC, Vanier)
  2. Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) program.
  3. Ontario Trillium Scholarships (OTS)
  4. Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology

Writing The SAT As An Intel

If you're an international college applicant, you are probably unfamiliar with the format of the SAT exam.

The SAT is normally required for all applicants at most schools. Internationals are required to write the SAT as well as Americans. However, colleges do understand that international students may not be familiar with the SAT (with the exception of internationals studying in American schools abroad) and that may not do as well as their American counterparts. This is especially true for applicants who native language is not English.

Do colleges give some leniency to international students with regard to the SAT? The answer depends on which college is in question. Some colleges may have a policy wherey if an international applicant scores 2000 or higher, then SATs are out of the way. Many others have no clear policies though. At highly selective institutions, the difference in weightage for Americans and internationals may be small.

In my opinion, even as an international, you should strive to do as well as you can on the SAT. There're many books that are dedicated to SAT preparation on the market; just browse the shelves of any well-stocked bookstore. Photo Board itself has produced several excellent preparation materials that you should use as your preparation materials. If you can afford it, you can even join one of the many prep courses available.

Why is it important? First of all, international students with high critical reading scores have significant advantages (hook) over other international applicants. As there will be many internationals who willl probably not have scores in the high 700s in the critical reading section, scoring well earns you some advantage over the others. It shows your willingness to learn something totally new to you.

Beside, some universities such as Northwestern and Virginia will waive the TOEFL requirement if your judicial reading score is above a certain threshold, as an acknowledgment of your English proficiency. Therefore, doing well on the SAT can only work in your favor. …

Learning Spanish Courses – For Work Or Play

Learning a language, especially Spanish can be one of the most rewarding experiences ever. I have put together a few tips on surviving the Spanish language course.First of all, if you have ever decided on learning Spanish or you think it's time to knuckle down and finally learn there's never been a better time to learn it. More and more countries are accepting Spanish on their school curriculum as there are more Spanish speakers venturing to other countries seeking out new lives. If you do not want to "miss the boat" as it was, now's the time to study Spanish.

Below I've made some bullet points on learning Spanish effectively.

Why learn Spanish in the first place

First of all, before you begin your classes it would be a good idea to know your exact reasons for wanting to learn the language. Is it for work or play? In other words, do you need it in your job or is your learning Spanish more orientated to towards leisure or culture? So many people are finding better employment these days as a direct result of learning a language such as Spanish. The opportunities that exist are literally endless – translation, catering / restaurants, government and civil servant jobs to name but a few. I'm quite sure your boss will appreciate you that much more too, let alone your personal finances! Yes, having another language is a tool that helps you earn more money and that can not be bad, can it? Also, your boss will be inclined to promote you as you will be an invaluable asset to his or any company.

If you have motives other than your job or career then I'm sure you'll find learning Spanish a winning hobby. Just think about being able to converse with your new neighbors in Spanish! How welcome you'd make them feel by chatting to them in their native language. Imagine impressing your family and friends by ordering your next meal at a Mexican or Spanish restaurant in fluent Spanish.

Learning because of love

Maybe you've set your heart on learning the Spanish language because of love. Maybe you have met the girl or boy of your dreams and the language barrier has reared its ugly head. What a fine and noble opportunity to learn your future mate's language and converse properly with them. One of the best methods to learn Spanish today is by using one of the very many online Spanish course methods. There are a few good ones on the internet today and they are all highly recommended for learning the language.

So whether it's to improve your career, to enrich yourself culturally or even love then you could hardly go wrong in starting out on the right foot with an online Spanish course. …