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Week 5 Discussion 1

Corporate Environment

This week you will learn about corporate environments. This is a concept that is important as it will give you the opportunity to further learn about the development of a productive work environment. Furthermore, you will learn about the evolution of the workplace over time.

Consider your current workplace. Do you enjoy going to work? Do you roll over in bed dreading the day? Hopefully, you are one that can say you enjoy going to work each day. If you do, that means your corporate environment is one that has been set up for your success. Unfortunately, there are many that are not quite meeting the standards of what employee’s look for today.

The setting in which one works is important. Employee health, comfort, and well-being should be considered. Do you feel you have a comfortable work-life balance? As time has changed, so has the way an employee looks at the workplace in terms of comfort. This is also true for the employer. Consider the benefits that are offered to you.

Netflix offers one paid year of maternity and paternity leave to new parents. They also allow parents to return part-time or full-time and take leave as needed throughout the year. Burton employees receive season ski passes and “snow days” to hit the slopes after a big snowfall. Airbnb offers a $2,000 yearly travel stipend (Warren, 2018).

Please review your materials for this week below. 

· McClear, S. (2019). 
The 15 best companies for work-life balance in 2019.

· Reyes, J.F. (2019). 
‘Fear doesn’t belong in the corporate environment’: SAP’s Jennifer Morgan, named one of the most powerful women in business

· Safety and Health (2019). 
Workplace programs promoting good health on the rise: study.

· Sugden, P. (2019). 
How workplace design drives productivity for employees of all ages.

· Taylor, J.C. (2019). 
How can I get my company to let me work from home? Ask HR

· Warren, K. (2018). 
16 mind-blowing job perks that real companies offer

· Weiner, Y. (2019). 
Meet the Female Titans of Wall Street: Helen Kane, founder and CEO of Hedge Trackers


This week you have learned about corporate environments and have had the opportunity to see how the workplace has evolved with time.

You have been recently promoted to Director of the Global Department.

· As the director of this department, you have found that you will be working remotely along with your 15 employees.

· Your employee’s work in a variety of time zones and across the globe.

· Using what you have learned this week.

· Discuss the benefits and challenges that your department might face.

· No plagiarism

· APA citing

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