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The case for new ways of working

Trevor Payne Chartridge Books Oxford ePub


Flexible Working

This chapter will look at the changing workplace and the potential effect that future working scenarios could have upon the organisation as we currently understand it. The pros cons of homeworking and teleworking will be explored with particular reference to the social, economic and environmental impact that changing how, when and where staff work can have upon the organisation.


Much has been written, speculated and documented about the advantages and the disadvantages of the changing workplace scenario. ‘Work is a thing that you do – not a place that you go to!’ The advent of affordable and reliable advanced computer and data technology has enabled staff whose tasks are not dependent on or tied to the workplace to work from home or an alternative workplace. This practice looks set to continue and become more widespread over the coming years. The resultant change in working patterns will undoubtedly offer considerable opportunity and challenge with respect to a range of linked issues, as these new working patterns will affect:

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4. Perception

Matthew MacDonald O'Reilly Media ePub

Your brain is a reality-construction machine. It takes the vast oceans of information that flood your senses, and transforms them into a highly subjective inner world.

This inner world has a few things in common with outside reality, but less than you'd think. It's run by a processing system that's quick to jump to conclusions, confidently ignorant of its mistakes, and easily fooled. This processing system sees what it expects to see, hears what it expects to hear, and petulantly refuses to be corrected on even the simplest point. You may enjoy this world or you may not. However, you'll never get a chance to step out of your head and take a clear look at what's really happening outside.

That's where this chapter fits in. Here, you'll explore some of the ways that the brain shapes outside reality. You'll learn about the quirks of the eyes, ears, and other senses, and the automatic assumptions that are deeply ingrained in your brain. Occasionally, this knowledge will help you "unfool" yourselfin other words, it lets you anticipate your brain's hiccups and work around them. Other times you'll learn enough to fool someone else, which is just as good (and makes a solid foundation for a career in politics, advertising, or real estate). Either way, this chapter gives you an opportunity to pull back the curtain and steal another quick look at the strange machine that runs your life.

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4: Decline and Resurgence of Attacks against Bilingual Education

Guadalupe San Miguel Jr. University of North Texas Press PDF



3. los ignorantes (the ignorant ones): individuals who did not understand or who refused to understand that one of the primary purposes of bilingual education was to teach English as quickly as instructionally possible.



Several important political reasons accounted for the decrease in opposition to bilingual education in the early 1990s. First, the George Bush administration and the Republican Party needed to attract Latino voters during the 1992 presidential election. One of the ways Republicans sought to accomplish this was by taking a stand in support of bilingual education, an issue dear to many Latinos. In early 1991, President Bush took such a stand when he issued the final results of a Department of Education study favoring bilingual education. This praise for bilingual education, noted one journalist, “was a marked shift from the stand of the

Reagan administration, which diverted funding from bilingual programs at the urging of conservatives opposed to extensive native-language instruction.”1

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Room 2109 by Jacyntha England

Monsoon ePub
"Room 2109" by Jacyntha England

A romance short story set in Singapore, first published in "Love and Lust in Singapore" (Monsoon Books, Singapore)

When your life completely fucks up and you need to get the hell out of Dodge, you close your eyes, put your finger on a map and go. Jenny’s finger ended up in Singapore, which seemed as good a place as any. She didn’t know much about Singapore, just that people called it the red-dot city and that it was famous for caning foreign tourists who did things that people in every other normal city on the planet did every day, like spitting and chewing gum. Her father had been there too, on R & R during his stints in Vietnam. He didn’t talk about it much, saying only that the scene there had been tame compared to Bangkok, but a soldier could still get a meal, a night’s worth of beer and a girl for less than fifty bucks. When she heard her Dad talk like this, Jenny always imagined that she had dozens of half-brothers and sisters running around Southeast Asia, all dressed up in fake Armani and waiting for him to come and rescue them … See All
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Chapter Three - A Hexa-Dimension Grid?

P.C. Sandler Karnac Books ePub


A hexa-dimension grid?

Analysts who try to maintain a scientific posture are used to self-criticism, a seminal factor in scientists. No experienced analyst would ever think that it would be impossible to describe mental functioning in a still more precise way. So complex a system challenges any attempt at description. We already have more profound (because basic) descriptions, and in this sense they furnish more precision. Freud provided the psychoanalytic endeavour with initial discoveries endowed with this precise value, due to their (his) clinical intuition. He was able to immerse his clinical observations into earlier descriptions from art and philosophy, the first attempts to apprehend psychic reality in Western civilisation—which were, by themselves, hallmarks of the inception of this civilisation. Freud formulated—and in this sense, discovered—the two principles of mental functioning. Until then, only the first principle was known; the principle of pleasure and displeasure. It had already been depicted by Homer, described by Hobbes, Shakespeare and Locke, among a legion of thinkers and poets. Freud brought out the principle of reality, for the first time in Western thinking. It was implicit in Shakespeare's and Goethe's prose and verse, but a fuller individual awareness that is possible in the scientific endeavour, in order to be practically applied to human individual beings, had to wait until the advent of medicine, and within it Freud's achievements.1

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