Ted Talk Reflection

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In my current job, we all should be in the role of the Theory Y. Our manager does not micromanage us, nor does she want to. We all know the expectations she has for us individually and as a team. With that being said, I can personally see some of my co-workers with the Theory X mentality. For example, we have a weekly team meeting to discuss issues that have come up in the clinics. Many of our team members are very forthcoming with information that they have learned or issues they have found. The people with the Theory X mentality, in my opinion, are the coworkers that do not share information or participate as a fellow team member. There are times that our manager has to be very straight forward and direct employees what her expectations are …show more content…
The overall concept of studying what makes life worth living; looking at the positive and the negatives, the strengths and weaknesses, and the building of the good along with repairing the bad all makes perfect sense to me. I try to be very positive in my life and when something earth shattering happens, it is hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. For example, I did not think I would make it through the custody battle of my 6 month old son. By the time it was over, he was almost two years old. Today I can look back at it and see my lowest, weakest points and realize today I am stronger and happier than ever. In the workplace, I relate to the strength based thought process. It can be very stressful when computer issues arise and we have very unhappy providers and nurses. I try to remain positive and “talk them off the ledge!” I take advantage of open opportunities that arise to encourage other team members. Positive reinforcement goes a lot further than finding what someone is doing wrong or correcting them …show more content…
I work in the healthcare field and we are very dedicated to our patients. I am committed to my career, which is why I am going back to school. I have to have order in my life, I am a planner, and I like to set goals. I also see connections in the respect that we have to be active listeners to our coworkers and superiors. Listening is not always easy in the fast paced environment we live and work in, but it is a necessity if we want to succeed. I can see a connection between the Rule of St. Benedict and our daily lives. This week I understand that obedience and discipline goes hand in hand with how we want to live our lives. If we want to be happy, we have to work at

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