Strategy

What Is Critical Reading And Its Strategies?

Darryl Bachmeier Oct 6, 2020 Strategy

If you are a critical reader, you can do more than just remember an author’s ideas. You need to understand the author’s central concept (or position) on a subject, look at the author’s comments, and analyze the author’s conclusions about using important supplementary details and minor facts.  What is critical reading? Critical reading usually refers to reading in an intellectual context, an eye for identifying a text or writer’s views, arguments, evidence, possible biases, and conclusions. Critical reading is the method of estimating what you have read using your knowledge as a scholar. What are the steps of critical reading? Before you read Scan a section to find out what it is and what the main argument is. This includes reading an introduction or sub-topics if one exists. While you read Keep a running conversation with the teacher by annotating by recording your thoughts, ideas, and questions. Underline, highlight or...

You’re Asking It Wrong – Questioning Techniques

Darryl Bachmeier Sep 16, 2020 Strategy

Questioning is a part of our life. We often seek answers to the things that we are not familiar with from a young age. Questioning also develops in our work life to get the information that we require to get our job done. Why should you learn these techniques? Questioning techniques are a vital skill to learn. Questioning techniques can help us to direct the sentence into a format to receive the proper answer that we need. It is said that you reap what you sow. If you ask questions the wrong way, you will get the wrong answers. This can complicate the situation, leaving both parties on both ends confused and dissatisfied. Engagement with others is increased via questioning and answering. Questioning techniques can help us articulate the conversation in our desired way in our personal lives, making it more efficient for us to engage others in conversations we...

Purposeful Practice

Darryl Bachmeier Jun 29, 2020 Strategy

Purposeful practice describes a unique type of training that is deliberate and systematic. Unlike regular exercise, where you involve mindless repetitions, purposeful practice demands focused attention. You must conduct it with a particular objective of improving productivity. Humans can develop their skills over time. Nevertheless, there is a limit on how much an individual can grow in terms of skills. Your genetics will separate you from others when it comes to how much you can learn. Yet, people believe that if they extend their practice hour, they will learn automatically and improve their performance. At times, educators will mislead learners that if they practice a particular skill for longer hours, they will master it. Although repetitions can improve animals’ learning, it cannot promote learning to the same value once humans reach a certain understanding level. Repetition of what we already understand does not boost productivity in any way. After you...

How to Chunk Information

Darryl Bachmeier Jun 16, 2020 Strategy

Chunked information has always been confirmed as the most convenient way of memorizing information for easier understanding. Most of the information on the things we use today are chunked, but maybe we are too busy to notice. Let’s take the phone numbers we use today for example, (depending on your location), some phone numbers are arranged initially as “08078278001,” but they are being chucked into “0807-8278-001” to make it easier to recall. Let’s take another example; maybe you are meant to remember countries like Nigeria, Ghana, America, England, Germany, and New Zealand. This information can also be chunked into N.G.A.E.G.N., with each latter representing each country. This method helps you to remember those countries at any given time easily. There is some other evidence of information chunking around us, they include: Our credit/debit cards, it is chunked into three or four groups. Names of agencies, organizations, e.t.c. For example, the...

Omni-channel retail 5 benefits of implementing it

Darryl Bachmeier Feb 4, 2020 Strategy

The benefits of implementing omnichannel retail, which many believe will be the next great trade revolution, make this a strategy that must be taken into account by all retailers. What is the omnichannel retail? It is the sales strategy that integrates all existing channels in the market (physical stores, online stores, applications for mobile devices, contact center and those that will arise in the future). The client that initiates communication through an interaction channel can continue it and end it with another one. It is an ideal strategy for these times when the barriers between physical and digital commerce are tending to disappear. It is not uncommon for new stores and platforms to emerging that allow the purchase process to start online, to withdraw the product and make the final decision in the store. 5 benefits of implementing omnichannel retail The equipment for home and clothing are, worldwide, the most...

Manual tracking of the prices of the competition vs. automatic solutions

Darryl Bachmeier Feb 4, 2020 Strategy

Having a price tracking of the competition is essential. New technologies give us ways to do this in a quick and simple way. All retailers should keep track of the prices of their main competitors, to stay in the same range and even try to offer advantages (lower prices) to their customers, as much as possible. This has always been the case, and it is a usual practice for owners or store managers. But new technologies now allow other ways to perform this task automatically and, therefore, in a much simpler and faster way. Manual tracking of the prices of the competition To follow up, a group of people must go through the stores and check the prices of different items one by one, and then turn that information into spreadsheets. It is an arduous task, which demands that there be personnel that dedicates a lot of time to that....

Using the CATWOE checklist

Darryl Bachmeier Sep 11, 2019 Strategy

Have you ever been in a situation in which you approved a project from your boss and started to work on it only to face strong resistance from the workers who are supposed to help you implement it in the first place? Or maybe you came up with an innovative idea for a project which your colleagues fully supported but which got struck down when you presented it in front of the owner? This happens frequently when a project involves a number of stakeholders who view the central problem or solution from different perspectives. For example, a quarry that mines limestone is a source of profits for the investors and a source of employment for the workers. However, when difficult times arrive and profits turn into losses, both groups will have completely different solutions in mind. The investor might want to lay off workers to reduce the cost whereas the...

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