Friday, 3 February 2012

What to Do When Work Sends You into Crazy Town


It’s officially February, which for me means it is Frugal February. I have banned myself from spending my money on anything other than travel to and from places. February is also my deadline month- in March I am going away to Miami for two weeks, which means I need to bury my head in assignments in February to make up for the fact that I’m going to be sunbathing on South Beach during Deadline Week...dun dun dun....

This blog is going to do exactly what it says in the title. When you get into a world whereby work work work is all you have on the agenda, I’ll show you how to make it interesting...

To the left is a slide from my recent Organisational Behaviour- Managing Groups & Teams presentation. I’ve been working with my friends on this, but the problem we faced was how to make the topic of Group Influences on Behaviour interesting. This is why I have a picture from the Disney film, Peter Pan, to explain what the concept means. I showed this to my friends, and they said that I am officially crazy- why didn’t they know this before?! The coolest part of this slide is that it plays the “We’re following the leader” song! Some may say that is creative- others might say it’s a sign of insanity. Either way, it’s going to count for a whopping 10% of my final grade in this course. Might as well make it interesting right?!

If you feel like your assignments are driving you loca, make them interesting. With my assignments, there is a lot of flexibility in terms of what I can talk about, but I have to ensure that it relates to the topic. If there is a chance that I can talk about television or Disney in my assignments, I will use it and make it work. Last year, I had 10 options for an assignment in Context & Regulatory Framework, and I picked the culture option. Why? Because it meant I could research by watching foreign films and other films that I felt related to my question. It worked because I got a first in the assignment! Can I do this in 2012? Maybe, but one of my assignments is about furniture...

I shall leave you with this image which also provides some good advice for you...and me. Happy Frugal February!

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