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Week 3 Learning Activities Learning Activity #1 and Learning Activity #2




Question;Week 3 Learning ActivitiesLearning Activity #1Chapter 4, page 33Do the following exerciseCareer OpportunitiesWhere Do You Find Happiness?Have you given much thought to whether you?d be happier working for a small companyor for a big one? Here?s your chance to compare and contrast the opportunities thatsmall companies and big companies offer. First, read the article?Company Research?Investigate Small Companies?( Then read thearticle?Benefits of Working in a Small Company vs. a Corporation?( _working_in_a_small_company_vs_a_corporation.html).[1] Identify five advantagesof working for a small company and five advantages of working for a big one. Indicateyour choice of employer (small or big company), and explain why you selected thisoption.Learning Activity #2Chapter 5, page 25 and 59Do the following exercisePost your answer to questions 1 and 2Page 25Why are most small businesses found in the service-producing sector? Identify fivesmall service-producing businesses that you patronize frequently. What kinds of smallbusinesses are found in the goods-producing sector? What small goods-producing firmsdo you do business with regularly?Page 59Knowing how to be an effective team member is a vital lifetime skill. It will help you inyour academic career, in the business world, and in non-work activities as well. It takestime and effort to learn how to work in a team. Part of the challenge is learning how toadjust your behavior to the needs of the group. Another part is learning how to motivatemembers of a group. A well-functioning team allows members to combine knowledgeand skills, and this reliance on diverse backgrounds and strengths often results in teamdecisions that are superior to those made by individuals working alone.Are You a Team Player?As a first step, you should do a self-assessment to evaluate whether you possesscharacteristics that will help you be a successful team member. You can do this bytaking a?Team Player? quiz available at the Quintessential Careers Web site. Goto to link to this quiz. You?ll getfeedback that helps you identify the characteristics you need to work on if you want toimprove your teamwork skills.Working Together as a TeamThe best approach to specifying appropriate behavior for team members is for the teamto come up with some ground rules. Get together with three other students selected byyour instructor, and establish working guidelines for your team. Prepare a team report inwhich you identify the following:1. Five things that team members can do to increase the likelihood of group success2. Five things that team members can do to jeopardize group success


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