Post University faculty and staff have been lending their professional expertise to several media outlets nationwide recently. Here’s a recap of the latest headlines to hit the news:
What not to say
Chris Szpryngel, Acting Dean of the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business, shared a few phrases he feels businesspeople should avoid for the sake of workplace productivity in a print edition of Job Week. “We’ve always done it this way” and “When I was at my previous company”, are two phrases Szpryngel feels reveals a stuck-in-a-rut mindset and can hinder new ideas and efficiency. This article ran on several local affiliates including Summit Daily, NR Today, and The Aspen Times.
Signing on the dotted line
Chief Information Officer, Michael Statmore, discussed IT departments’ leading role in technological risk compliance in an article for ComputerWorld.com. Statmore said he’s been in companies where technical risk compliance is placed solely on the IT Department and organizations, like Post, that share the risk amongst several departments. Statmore said he uses shared responsibility to enforce decisions when necessary by asking members of other departments if they’re prepared to sign their name on the dotted line next to his when taking a technological risk.
Miss Greater Watertown awarded Post scholarship
Post University awarded a full graduate degree scholarship to a local woman through the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Corporation. Krystie L. Seese of Naugatuck, CT, the current Miss Greater Watertown, was selected the winner of the competitive scholarship opportunity by a pageant committee, based on her work experience, college transcript, resume, and essay.
Learning the ropes
Director of Career Services, Dr. Mary Rigali, offered tips on how new hires should handle themselves both in person and online when they start a new job in an article on NerdWallet.com. Rigali said new employees should be mindful of social cues from co-workers and respond to their tone and body language. She also urged professionalism in written communication and for newly hired individuals to avoid abbreviations and acronyms in their initial messages.