Working and Relaxing

Chapter 12 Working and Relaxing

1. How could employers help prevent worker burnout?

2. Provide an example of each of Super’s phases of occupational development (implementation, establishment, maintenance, deceleration, and retirement).

3. Compare and contrast the glass ceiling and the glass cliff.

Chapter 13 Making it in Midlife

1. What are the characteristics of the adult learner that a new college professor might need to understand?

2. Use the five-factor model to describe what you believe would be an ideal grandparent. Be sure to explain your description.

Classmate 1

Chapter 12: Working and Relaxing

Employers should promote work-life balance within the workplace by allowing family time, exercise and self-care. Flexible scheduling is critical to accommodate individual schedules. Furthermore, employers can encourage their employees to use vacation time to refresh and rejuvenate. Employers may also provide work from home options, which potentially eliminates the stress of time management. Implementation is exemplified by going to college to study a specific field. An example of establishment is learning collaborative and leadership skills at a workplace. Maintenance may include keeping one job for a long time, working in the same place. Working for shorter hours in an example of deceleration. Lastly, dissociation from all work-related activities is an example of retirement.

Glass ceiling alludes to stopping and individual from advancing with an organization’s hierarchical levels based on factors, such as racism and sexism. Contrastingly, glass cliff implies the tendency to promote people into problematic organizational situations, particularly women. As a result, the decision is mean to make their performance falter. Primarily, both practices entail erecting barriers to limit individuals from actualizing their potential.

Chapter 13: Making it in Midlife

A college professor may be interested in the adult learners’ self-direction a major characteristic of their education because they understand what they want. Secondly, personal-experience-oriented learning mostly drawn from their age. With advanced age, adult learners have gained substantial experience over the years and will apply it when learning. Thirdly, adult learners emphasize on practical and outcome-based approach to gain deeper knowledge. They recognize the whole reason of learning is to attain positive outcomes on explored concepts.

The five-factor model recognizes an ideal grandparent as one that shows openness. He/she should be willing to try new things. Secondly, conscientiousness is a key factor for an ideal grandparent and entails having self-discipline and control. Thirdly, the grandparent should also exhibit a high level of extraversion, which primarily entails high levels of outside world engagement. Fourthly, agreeableness is a key element of an ideal grandparent because it enables him/her harmoniously get along with others. Lastly, neuroticism is an equally fundamental factor and helps the grandparent tolerate stress. A grandparent’s mental health affects the relationship with the grandchildren.

Classmate 2

Chapter 12 Working and Relaxing

1. How could employers help prevent worker burnout?

It is said that it’s a good thing to want to be. Successful but treating yourself in the process is very important, this will help from being work burnout. Employers can prevent worker burnout by providing employee with time away from work to enjoy their success and also showing understanding putting themselves in the shoe of their employees and being motivating.

2. Provide an example of each of Super’s phases of occupational development implementation, establishment maintenance, deceleration, and retirement)

Implementation: A child in early 20’s working at places they are interested in and gaining experience.

Establishment: at the age of 25 to 40 years, making confirmation on what they want to do as occupational choice.

Maintenance: at age 45 to 65 years, settling in their occupation and being rank for higher position ex. Manager etc.

Deceleration: at age 65 up most of their achieve has been accomplished and ready to end.

Retirement: at this time occupation has ended and enjoying more time with family.

3. Compare and contrast the glass ceiling and the glass cliff

Glass ceiling, refers to the barrier preventing women from reaching the highest executive levels within their respective organizations, the glass cliff addresses the tendency to promote women into problematic organizational situations, making it more likely their performance will falter. The metaphor of the glass cliff is that women in this position are at risk of falling off a cliff (and failing).

Chapter 13 Making it in Midlife

1. What are the characteristics of the adult learner that a new college professor might need to understand?

Personality adjustment, developmental changes in terms of their adaptive value and functionality such as whether one can function effectively within society and how personality contributes to everyday life running smoothly.

Personality growth, form of personality that refers to ideal end states such as increased self-transcendence, wisdom, and integrity.

2. Use the five-factor model to describe what you believe would be an ideal grandparent. Be sure to explain your description

Grandparents are the best, they are humble and knows how to keep things calm and in control. They are respected in everything they do and can always be called on because of their tolerance and ways of giving encouragement and care. On my mother side of family, we were all cared for by our grandparents not left alone with them, but everyday we would go by other grandparent’s house instead of staying home with our parents on weekend days we would spend the entire day and night their and still not wanting to go home after Sunday. This was because they would always find exciting things to do, and we were always willing to help them in any and every task also they made the best meals.

Last Updated on September 29, 2021