ERIC Number: ED410391
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
The Mindful Worker. Learning and Working into the 21st Century. The Mindful Workforce Portfolio.
This textbook contains information and activities designed to help college students develop the following generalized competencies that are critical to job success and satisfaction in the 21st century: learns; thinks reflectively; manages time; manages stress; sets goals; solves problems; demonstrates interdependence; thinks systematically; solves problems systematically; deals with others; works in teams; leads; adapts to change; acts responsibly; acts dependably; acts ethically; and demonstrates motivation. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the key competencies for success in the 21st century and the process of assessing one's preparedness for becoming a mindful worker. A solution-oriented problem-solving technique and a cause-oriented problem-solving process are detailed in chapters 2 and 3. Discussed in chapter 4 are metacognition, goal setting, time management, stress management, and the process of taking charge of one's behavior by making individualized competency maps. The following topics are examined in chapters 5-7: teamwork and leadership; personality traits (flexibility, dependability, responsibility, honesty, and motivation); and information processing and learning on the job. The final chapter is devoted to improving oneself as a mindful worker. Numerous individual and group activities, simulations, checklists, and self-assessment questionnaires are included throughout the textbook. Summaries and review questions conclude each chapter. (MN)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Career Education, Check Lists, College Students, Competence, Critical Thinking, Education Work Relationship, Employment Qualifications, Ethics, Higher Education, Interpersonal Competence, Job Performance, Job Satisfaction, Leadership, Learning Activities, Motivation, Personality Traits, Problem Solving, Questionnaires, Stress Management, Systems Approach, Teamwork, Thinking Skills, Time Management, Work Environment
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
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