June 2019 – Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program

Month: June 2019

Week 4

Focus Hope’s culture focus heavily on appearance, to better define this : It is important to dress and act professionally. The main reason for this culture is emphasizing the importance of employees being role models for individuals participating in the numerous programs the organization offers. In this spirit of professionalism , the employees are of …

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MSU Extension Culture

The MSU Extension is developing an urban agriculture site on the west side of Detroit. This site sites on the former elementary school that was demolished in 2016. Since that time, majority of the community recognized that area as an abandoned field. People would generally walk through it, and there’s often trash dropped around the …

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Week 4

Hello All,  Ever since I started working at Osborn, I have taken notice of the workplace culture because of its ability to highlight the aspect of the race, gender, and the community culture at large. Here at ONA, we have a “flat” environment and the work completed by everyone is very much independent of others …

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Week Four: Culture

At the co-working space FoodLab operates from, Green Garage, there is a culture of community and engagement with one another. At Green Garage, socialization with others occupying the space is highly encouraged. For example, this facility has a community kitchen-like area and lunch tables where random conversations over coffee are encouraged and are nothing to …

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Week 4

This week I’m supposed to reflect on the culture at my site. Most days, it’s just me working alone, so I guess the culture is kind of isolated. This is juxtaposed with community meetings with food, and time to talk to people and get to know them. I much prefer the big group settings, and …

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Week 4

My workplace environment is a shared office, but there are also open spaces where meetings are held. I share an office with two people, who have different roles. They are very friendly and I enjoy sharing and receiving different ideas from them. I am also able to ask my supervisor questions and get a response …

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Week 4 (6/24/19/-6/28/19

Learning the subtleties to my workplace culture has been a crucial aspect of becoming more comfortable and productive in my placement.  During the first week things such as when to have lunch and when it was appropriate to socialize were subjects I extensively internally debated before eventually risking a choice.  Contrast that to now and …

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6/27/19 Week 4

The cues I have received at work include a lot of mixed signals. One simple example of this is how we are supposed to dress in our workspace. Josie and I wear business casual but plenty of people at Tech Town wear the most casual clothes you can wear. So in that way it can …

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6/27/19 Week 3

Picture: Me and the Heidelberg Project One thing I have observed in Detroit is that the community is underserved by early care educators. Turn over of educators is very high because they aren’t being valued by the education system. They are payed like 8 dollars on average. That’s less than I am being payed to …

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Week 4

The most noticeable cultural cue that I’ve seen has simply been the workplace culture. There seems to be a widely accepted culture at Ecoworks that everyone adheres to and is quite consistent for the most part. That culture is primarily the understanding that this organization is here to do good in the Detroit area and …

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