Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
Recall the readings and activities you have completed this week and research a TED Talk or other academic video that applies to one or more of your weekly objectives.
Objective: Technology based training methods
Answer the following questions and include a link to the video:
- What do you find interesting or surprising about the information in the video?
- How does it relate back to your weekly objectives?
Reply to at least two of your classmates. Be constructive and professional in your responses.
Today I watched a Ted Talks video with speaker Tony Wiggins titled Re-thinking the way we value older workers. Older workers this day in age are around 45 years or older. By the year 2020 4 out of 10 workers at the age of 45 or older will be out of work. Tony suggested if companies re-engaged worker 45 plus in age this would: create 625, 000 more workers, boost the economy, decrease homelessness, improve personal health and create support to farmers and regional towns. Employees forget that older workers something very vital to the company and that is workplace wisdom. They have well development communication, life experience, and resilience in turbulent times. I enjoyed this video because it relates to this week reading centered on training older workers. Although there may be a major change in how older workers adapt to changes in job demands, they have the ability to overcome because of their resilience.
Video viewed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVaeNy3QGec
I chose a video this week involving a discussion on improving team performance. The video, “How to Turn a Group of Strangers into a Team,” by Amy Edmondson on TED talk, https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_edmondson_how_to_turn_a_group_of_strangers_into_a_team?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare, discusses what “Teaming” is and the formal definition of a team, and the difference between the two. Amy defines team as, “a stable, bounded group of individuals interdependent in achieving a shared goal.” She also defines “Teaming” as “teamwork on the fly” or the frequent changing of team members and how best to work together. The modern workforce is ever changing, so do the people doing the work. Everyone doesn’t get to choose their team members but working together is an integral part of the success of a business. Amy used the 2010 mine collapse in Chile as an example of her term “Teaming”. She went on to explain how different people from all over the world, different professionals, volunteers, and special forces came together to create a solution to recover the men trapped in the collapsed mine and rescue them as quickly and safely as possible.
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