Wednesday, October 15, 2008

4 rules

I've just had my first "Organizational Behavior" class today and I really enjoyed it! We talked about the business basics and how to be a good manager.

The teacher (who has graduated from Georgetown University and has worked for many companies eg National Geographics) gave us the 4 rules we have to respect in his class.

We don't have the right to say "I don't know" when asked something. If we do, we will be "dismissed" from the class! We can answer something like "I am not sure, but..." or "I will get back to you". Actually, the class is given in english to all french students, who for most of them, never had english lessons except for english classes.

The second rule is "no cellphones". If he sees us texting, checking the time, or using our mobile, he will confiscate it and we will have to pay 2 € to get it back! If we don't, he'll keep our mobile until the next lesson (and until we pay).

The third rule is respect. Respect each other and the teacher. People could laugh at other people whose english accent is bad, and those ones could be shy to talk. So, respect everybody! We are here to progress.

The fourth and last rule is to speak up. We have to talk loud when we answer, or if we want to make a point. This is - as he said- to prepare us to speak up our minds in future business meetings.

Interesting rules, aren't they ?


Geraldo Maia said...

Hello Stella,
It is a great pleasure to visit your nice and interesting blog for the first time.
Best wishes from Brazil:

Stella said...

Hi !
Thank you for your nice comment :)