The purpose of recording and storing the information that has been researched is that you have that information readily available if you need to quote anything from it at a later date, if the information is stored on a computer as well as on paper and the paper copy is lost, you can reprint the information. 2.1: Agree aims, objectives and deadlines for the information search. Agreeing on the aims and objectives helps me to specify what I need to research and why I need to find it. Deadlines are important in my research as the reputation of the company can be negatively affected if I take too long on researching one area more than any other area, one example of this is if I spend more time researching schools in Liverpool more than I do on schools in Manchester. 2.2: Identify sources of information.
According to Tugend's source Professor Earl Miller we can do a couple of things at the same time if they are routine, but when they demand more cognitive process it hinders our brain's ability to keep up. (Miller in Tugend, NY Times) In Tugend's article she talks about how David E. Meyer concluded in one of his 2001 studies that it took the participants a great deal of time to shift between more difficult tasks. "Although the time it takes for our brains to switch tasks may be only a few seconds or less, it adds up. If we’re talking about doing two jobs that can require real concentration, like text-messaging and driving, it can be fatal." (Tugend, NY Times) Doing anything other than paying full attention to the road ahead while driving can be fatal, not only to you but to the other individuals around you.
This advantage is most especially important in the technologies sector, in which a definitive product of specific design or purpose sets the standards for which other organizations can find most difficult to match. Though designs may be similiar in style, the cause of entering into an untapped “arena” may provide unparalled precedence in the industry. Additionally, being a first mover provides the organization the ability to set pricing at whichever value suffices its tactical goals (primary goals), as well as an enhanced demand for a rather new and innovative product. However, the problem with being a first mover is actually based upon the contrary to what is mentioned above. Without prior market penetration of an organization’s competetitors, the usefulness and effectiveness of properly marketing a new product or service can be quite burdensome.
Andrea Jarrett The Information Literates Self-Fulfilling Prophecy We may all have heard these famous quotes at one time or another, “Change your thoughts and change your world.” - Norman Vincent Peale. Or, “If you think you can, you can. If you think you can’t, you’re right!” – Mary Kay Ash. These quotes are great examples of how more times than not, the outcomes of events which occur in a person’s life are the product of the idea of the self-fulfilling prophecy. It is that which “occurs when a person’s expectations of an event make the outcome more likely to occur than would otherwise have been true” (Adler and Towne, Looking Out, Looking In, 66).
In complex technological systems as found in IT, it is inevitable that incidents will happen. Both "Murphy" and Heinrich point to the inevitability of an incident, one is an adage and the other a research but both have a similar conclusion. The means to combat "go wrong" lies in IT Safety. The terms of reference of IT Safety is to reduce the rate at which shit happens ("go wrong"). It is possible to reduce shit happening, from once a day to once a week, by using safer processes that result in the time period between near misses being larger.
If you are working in a fast paced environment with strict market launch deadlines, this approach most likely won’t work. You’d likely be knocked off schedule and miss your deadline. The traditional approach is most successful when a project does not include a lot of change and most details of the project are realized at the beginning. The extreme approach differs from the traditional project management style because it actually allows you to plan for change and uncertainties. Timing is also a big difference between the traditional and extreme approach.
Basically, we will most likely just forget the middle items because the first and last items are embedded in our long and short term memories already. Vargo’s theory argues that attention and motivation are the factors that determine whether or not we can recall items on the list. Generally, when we first began reading the list, our attention and motivation is high so we have effective encoding of the information we are reading. As we reach the middle items, our motivation and attention begin to decrease, which results ineffective encoding. At the end of our list, our attention and motivation begin to increase because we are about to finish reading the list.
This time, it insists, the date must be met. Tim Vinson, head of quality control, had been confident the deadline would be met. But on the 8th he learns that a new component of the mixture is in short supply. He thinks of several options: (A) Approve breaking up and remixing the remaining supply of the old component that was being replaced. This could probably be accomplished in time, but the speed at which it would have to be done raises concerns about impurities in the process.
It is better to try and fail then to never try at all. I think that this quote means that sometimes in life we have to try things several times before we actually succeed, you might feel humiliated and just want to give up but you don’t you just keep trying. It might not come to you in a day maybe not even a week but eventually if you just keep trying you will succeed, and when you finally do succeed you appreciate success much more than if it had come so easily. I have had to try things over and over before I got it right. For example, math is very hard for me, I need lots of help, so when I am doing math homework I have to always double check my work and when I can look in the back of the book to see if Im correct it helps and I feel really good when I get the correct answer, also when I am at cheer I practice my tumbling, and when I finally land it properly after many attempts it makes me feel so happy and it feels really good to know that I didn't give up, even though it took me many try’s.
* In Q3, I find that I may be a situational complexifier because I go the extra mile, striving for perfection (although I know nothing is perfect), and I can be overly detail-oriented. This can cause delay in snap decisions. I would prefer to think things through. This leads me to the IDed trait in Q4. * In Q4, I am aware that I can be indecisive.