Comparison of life before and after social media

WORLD BEFORE SOCIAL MEDIA

The world is now regarded as a global village due to the influence of social media to the people. Introduction of interactive sites as well as chatting sites have really bridged the gap between many parties. It is indeed hard to imagine a world without cell phones, tablets, computers or even laptops to name but a few.

There are services that provide information about places all over the world including the best hotels, motels, schools and such without even having to physically visit the place. Books are downloaded from the internet; people can attend school programs on the internet without moving a muscle. Well, probably just a finger.

The world before social media might have actually been boring in my opinion. One had to look for information on various spheres of life unlike now where information is right under your nose. Libraries were stacked with books that were difficult to find and the number of friends one had actually depended on their travel history.

Without emails, Facebook, Twitter and many other social sites there were limited sources of information such as the television and the radio. It was indeed difficult to start such at the time as a result of people and even the government being too conservative.

You want to know what people did before social media; they went about their own lives and waited to be informed. They used the little information they had and did not seem to mind. In short, they did nothing much. Now, boundaries have been crossed, inventions made and friendships enhanced. Not  bad at all is it?

British language, culture and traditions essay

BRITAIN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

In Britain, there is no one constitutionally defined official language. English is the main language – spoken by more than 70% of U.K population, and thus the de facto official language.

Other languages include, Welsh, Irish, Ulster, Scots, Cornish, Gaelic and British Sign Language. Immigrants have brought other languages from across the globe.

British – denotes someone who is from England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. English refers to people from England.

Britain is a homogenous society since World War II but has now accommodated immigrants from its colonies such as, India, Pakistan and West Indies. The mixture of ethnic groups and culture make it difficult to define a British culture.

The British are said to be lacking in emotions. This is because they are generally not very openly demonstrative, unless you them well. They are very reserved and private people.

The British are sticklers for adherence to protocol. Handshake is the common form of greeting. They have ‘class’ issues which they take seriously. They share gifts among family and friends and when invited to a home, you are expected to bring a box of good chocolates, a good bottle of wine of flowers. Gifts are opened when received.

The British enjoy entertaining people in their homes. Punctuality is of value. Table manners are Continental i.e the fork is held in the left and the knife in the right while eating. If invited to a meal in a restaurant, the one extending the invitation usually pays.

British literature, music, cinema, art, theatre, media, television, philosophy and architecture are influential and respected across the world. The U.K is also prominent in science and technology.

Sports are an important part of British culture, numerous sports originated in the country, including football. The U.K has been described as a “cultural superpower” and London has been described as a world cultural capital.

Professional roles and values task 1 paper

PROFESSIONAL ROLES AND VALUES

All members of a profession claim maximal competence and knowledge in a specific area. This competence is achieved through specialized education, with long periods of apprenticeship or internship as a transition to practice the profession.

The way a professional handles himself/herself determines the occurrence of issues or lack thereof. Medical professionals for example encounter in daily practice situations that raise moral issues.

Morality is concerned with relations between people and how they ought to behave towards one another in order to live in peace and harmony. The goal of moral behavior is to protect important values cherished by society and its members.

Professionalism binds the individual to higher deals and higher virtues because of the nature of their work. Greater personal effort is also required to increase the quality and amount of work given out.

Having principles and sticking to them may be very difficult for many professionals as they may be faced with certain situations that encourage them to go against all that they stand for.

Corruption in various practices for example is discouraged at all costs and those who practice it end up losing their jobs. Sticking to one’s principles may not earn one popularity but in the end, one is in their line of duty to put in time and effort and give out productive results and work.

Pilot Shortage in the Airline Industry reflective essay

Pilot Shortage in the Airline Industry

Pilot shortage in the Airline Industry is a major turbulence and unless it’s addressed, it will hinder the growth of the industry.  From a report published by NET news, if one is looking to catch a flight in smaller airports in most of the developing countries the probability of the flight cancellation are high.

While majority argue the problem is mainly due to shortage of pilots among other factors. Poor wages on the other hand is not attracting people in this noble task thus; it’s proving a hard nut to crack.

Like in America, they are slowly reforming the sector as they have set stringent measures to ensure they streamline its airlines. With the retirement age for pilot set at sixty-five years, thousands of skilled pilots will retire.

In addition, the new rule demanding adequate training and more rest is taking effect. Well owing to the two facts, it is a challenge to the part of the airliners management to have strategies of filling the gaps.

If the gaps are not timely filled and measures taken to improve the shortage, the problem will hinder the major anticipated growth as American people have increased the desire to explore other parts of the world.

Social & Cultural Awareness in the Workplace

Social & Cultural Awareness in the Workplace

            Cultural awareness means being sensitivity to others’ culture and practices, how to appropriately approach them so as to communicate effectively. The nature of the typical work place has changed. Now work places are filled with color and people from all over the world.

The multi-cultural differences then bring up the cultural differences in communication style, perception of time and many other differences in culture. It is therefore important to be culturally and socially aware. A person’s culture will affect how the person acts and behaves. Unless people are aware of these differences between them problems will continue and intensity.

Cultural awareness is important because

  • It allows members to find the best way to leverage their differences when things are going wrong.
  • It allows to respect other peoples beliefs reducing issues such as personal offence being taken
  • It prevents companies from selling products that are culturally unacceptable to countries
  • Allows companies to use culturally acceptable language to sell and market their products like an Irish beverage that tried to sell in German without realizing that mist in German means manure.
  • Failure to recognize differences in culture and language can lead to employees feeling alienated especially in case of materials not translated into their language.
  • Prevents behavioral misinterpretation especially among employees

Recognizing culture however is not an easy thing since culture to us is not on the conscious and we have learnt to act a certain way from our unconscious.

Our culture, our values and our experiences lead us to behave a certain way. It would be wrong to assume we all behave the same way and find out that we are all different. At work it is safer to assume difference until similarity is proven to avoid in appropriateness.