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Reasonability “a worker’s ability to manage their outlook so they make good decisions and maintain a productive mindset on the job.” Workplace Excellence Series

Reasonability is the third micro badge earned in SY2020 by KACC students.  During this module, students learned about assessing attitudes and traits, being mindful of the need to control their mindset and developing attitudes and actions to benefit the employer, the team and overall career.

Students had the opportunity to consider a variety of commonplace scenarios in the workforce, then going on to assessing how varieties of reactions create different consequences.

Students identified challenging events, how they conflict with their core belief systems and then learn to make a good choice for the most positive outcome.

Sage-old advice is sometimes easier to say than to put into practice on a day-to-day basis.  Instructors worked with students to identify and reinforce strategies to improve reasonability during difficult times of negativity, confusion frustration, etc.  Students became more aware of their personal control and responsibility of managing their outlook to deliver excellence, which in turn, creates success.

Three main areas of focus for this module on reasonability are:  1) Focus on the present and future, not the past, 2) Focus on the solution, not the problem; and, 3) Focus on the possibilities, not the problem.

Learning to manage their mindset, will help students, and anyone for that matter, better portray their positive and productive mindset as they interview for new jobs, intern/apprentice/college entrance, and once employed, help them manage workplace obstacles and setbacks by objectively assessing the situation and options available for a positive outcome.

“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; nor so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.”  Kahlil Gibran, artist, poet, and writer 1883-1930.

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