By: Dina Taher & Shaelyn Johnson
Teamwork is essential to maintaining a successful business. If faculty staff and management cannot properly communicate, the workplace is going to be divided. Communication and teamwork allow for others ideas to be shown in the workplace. Incorporating multiple opinions and views on an issue may create the best solution for factors such as budgeting, logistics and convenience. Lack of communication creates problems in making decisions and also in finding out what work is being done throughout the company. If you decide to work on a project, communicating what you are doing to your peers helps to get more ideas into the mix and can make a potentially better end result.
No one person knows everything or can do everything right, but when you combine multiple minds that have different perceptive and idea you can make one very big and intelligent end result. In most businesses they have certain roles and task they have to fulfill to help the business succeed. That right there is teamwork without people even realizing it! You may not be working directly with people but the work that you do can help the entire business flourish.
An example of good team work in a business is AppsCo! In our business everyone has a specific and valuable role in the company. Without our technology team we would not have apps for the marketing team to market out or for the sales team to try and pitch about. Without the multi-media team we would not have content to post on our other social medias, and last but not least without our leaders we wouldn’t have people to help push and motivate us to do all of our work from each department.
Without teamwork it’s very hard for a business to reach its full potential!
By:Shaelyn Johnson & Mariah Cooley
School is in session here at Richwoods High School! And the new AppsCo class is jammed back with new students who are ready to learn and succeed! The AppsCo class here at Richwoods is taught by Mr.Parker Gross and the class is full of eager freshmen and sophomores who are eager to get into AppsCo and learn what we’re all about.
We went to the AppsCo class today during our study hall to go see what they were learning and working on, the past few days they were filling out all of the information about what their interested in and the departments they would potentially want to be in. They also took a Cliffton’s Strength Finder’s Test to find their 5 core personality traits that make them who they are. Today the students got to talk to Ann Oliver who was talking about their strengths finders test and she coaches them on their Strength’s Finder test results. The students then got assigned a pretty cool assignment! They worked in groups of 4 and did a powerpoint, poster, or even experiment to show how all of their strengths can go together and make a successful team! Each student also did a 30 second pitch about their strengths and what they think about them, how they help them, and what they learned about themselves from seeing their strengths.
The students are taking a great start on AppsCo and learning so much so they can start doing more for the company!
Back to school time is looming over us and it’s time to start thinking about what you can do this next school year to make it the best and most productive one yet! The beginning of the school year is the most exciting time of the year, you find out your classes, meet new people, and have football and other sport games that you can attend. After the 1st month of school some people loose their motivation and drive but here are some tips that can help you have a great 2018-2019 school year!
- 1. Set goals for yourself!
- Setting small or large goals for yourself can help push you to finish a task faster or better! If you have a boat-load of work on your plate you can set goals that you want to get a certain one done on a certain day or time. Once you accomplish that goal it helps you feel better and you have 1 less thing on your plate.
2. Ask for help!
-If you don’t understand a concept or a question don’t be afraid to ask the teacher for help! You may feel like its a “dumb question” but nothing is ever a dumb question! If you don’t/can’t ask your teacher ask a friend or peer about it and if they know they could help you understand it better.
-Yes, everything can be stressful at times but make time for yourself where you don’t think about the pressures of school. Hang out with friends, go on a walk, or do yoga to help calm your mind and chill out. Everything will get done at some point so don’t drive yourself insane!
-Go to a football game, have a sleepover, or a bonfire! Do something fun with your friends and family, don’t lock yourself in your room 24/7 !
In the summer, students tend to put off working and lose motivation. Many students can spend the summer studying for standardized testing such as the ACT and SAT, work a part time job, or research colleges. Instead of working on these things, students decide to hangout with friends, sleep in, or be lazy. To increase summer productivity students need to set goals. If you decide that you want to research a college, study or apply for a job, you should set an end goal in each category. This entails creating a schedule.
If you intend to accomplish a goal, schedule dates and times to work. As a student, it would be beneficial to choose one or two days a week to a certain task. Another idea is assigning a time to complete a task daily, so there is time for leisure during the rest of the day. One issue with increasing summer productivity is the obvious distractions most students face. Many teens will see a phone notification and immediately respond or check on it rather than completing a task. The simple solution is to just turn your device off when you are scheduled to complete a task.
Lastly, to maintain motivation , it is smart to keep in mind the end result of completing your task. If your goal is for example to apply to colleges, keep the benefits of a good career in the back of your mind to ensure you start the application process. All in all, to increase summer productivity students should set goals, schedule work times, eliminate distractions, and think of the end game.
AppsCo was offered the opportunity of a lifetime! It was a 3 for 1 special, we were able to meet local heroes , like Shaun Livingston(3x NBA champion), Mrs.Jehan Gordon-Booth (Illinois State Representative), Mr.Tim Kelley (Grammy Award Winning Producer), Mr.Chris Reynolds (Athletic Director, Bradley University) and over 10 other influential people. Then we were also able to listen to the advice and back stories of these people, as well as network and make connections!
If you haven’t heard of this event, I’ll give you a quick description of what Mr.Booth and Tri-County Urban League said about this event and the vision they embodied, “Our vision is to inspire and impact all of those in attendance by experiencing living testimonies that prove you can be successful regardless of your economic or living circumstances.” The message and reasoning behind this summit is very influential and made us as a group feel empowered and influenced.
On to the days events, we first met and checked in and got some super cute T-shirts (pictured below)! After that we went from room to room to listen and converse with local leaders. The leaders we went to were, Mr.Chris Reynolds, Shaun Livingston.Mr.Tim Kelley,Ms.Dionne Gipson Mr. Marcellus Sommerville, Mrs. Marcia Bolden, Mr.Kamal Bolden, Mr.JerryHester, Mr.Glen Bowie, Mr.Jamere Jackson, Mr. Chris Duncan, Mrs.Jehan Gordon-Booth, Mrs. Marquita Furness-Davis, PHD , Mrs. Jedediah Cantrell & Sherrif Asbell! Each leader gave us things to think about and empowered us, some key quotes that we took away from these conversations we plan on sticking with us. Mr. Tim Kelley said , “I’m not the only one who made it out of Peoria doing what they want, you all can do that too.” Then when we were talking with Mrs.Jehan Gordon-Booth, Mrs.Jedediah Cantrell and Mrs. Marcia Bolden they gave us key advice that was something children of all ages needed to hear about. They told us about healthy relationships and friendships and other important things that we could all apply to our lives. “Real friends don’t let you do garbage” was a key quote that stuck out to us and that really made every child in the room think.
This event was amazing and we are so grateful we had the chance to go and talk to so many local leaders from a diverse variety of job fields. There was something there for everyone and we will take what we heard and learned away and apply it to our lives. Thank you to everyone who was apart of the program and for having AppsCo!
Entrepreneurs are people who have the power and creativity to transform a community. New businesses that are unique to a city create the cultural landscape of the city, helping it to stand out from places around it. Not only does entrepreneurship have economic benefits but it also provides cultural benefits making it extremely important. Entrepreneurship creates new jobs, serves as a basis of innovation, helps with political and economic integration, and creates and endless cycle of creativity.
1. They Help the Economy
About 500,000 small enterprises are established every year. The growth of these businesses contribute to the economy, both local and national.
Entrepreneurship firms add large shares of new jobs. And these jobs don’t always require a high level of expertise which allows for more unskilled people to get theses jobs, giving them a chance to gain experience and training.
3. Basis of Innovation
People creating their own businesses provides new technology, products, and research.
4. Political and Economic Integration
Entrepreneurship is a very effective way to integrate people who may feel alienated from the economy like women, migrants, and minorities.
5. Endless Circle of Creativity
When entrepreneurs hire people, this can boost the entrepreneurship among them, inspiring them to use their own ideas for new businesses. Entrepreneurs inspiring others creates an endless circle of development and creativity.