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Part 3 - Work Environment Notes
The Status Quo is a Job Killer
Today's education system teaches students to accept the status quo and some employers wants employees to accept the status quo, that is, follow orders without input. With today's fast changing trends, the status quo is fast becoming deadly for students, employees and society. For example; the skill of computer technicians would have no value if they sat back and accepted the status quo, in fact, in their world, there is no such thing as status quo. The knowledge they have today will be obsolete three years from now. Knowledge is already obsolete for computer instructors, because classroom education cannot keep up with changes taking place. In the computer world, technicians must be able to educate themselves without instructors. They must know how to learn in natural learning environments. This "need to know NOW" is spreading to other professions and the people who adapt will be the winners.
Social prejudice kills MOTIVATION!
In the Classroom, in the Workplace, and in Society
Students do not drop out of high school because they can't learn; they drop out because of social prejudice in the classroom. The classroom is a teacher and promoter of social prejudice. The system uses students' natural talent as a friend or foe, intellectual versus non-intellectual. Non-intellectuals are labeled non-achievers who have low ambitions, because they do not perform academically like intellectuals. This prejudice is carried from the classroom to the workplace.
My experience as a machinist, hard-hat diver, and boat captain.
The below articles give some insight to the concepts in my websites. I worked in abusive environments during my early twenties, then during my thirties through fifties in a highly motivated worker responsibility environment, then in my early sixties in abusive command-and-control. Efficiency between leadership styles is dramatic.
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