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U of I Extension Office Helps in the Workplace

Beginning a new job can be stressful for so many people. From learning the different regimens to understanding new coworkers personalities, one can be discouraged while venturing onto a new career path. Valerie Belusko, the Community and Economic Development Educator for the University of Illinois Extension office,  appeared on the WTIM Morning Show to discuss the issues and solutions to starting in a new workplace.


These are simple issues to fix yet many new workers struggle to know their responsibilities. Belusko describes that a new worker might be handling multiple roles. This can bring about confusion and stress for many. 


Knowing what is expected of you in your occupation can be the easy part. Being evaluated and making sure the contributions to the team are enough can be harder to manage, Belusko explains.


Generational differences amongst coworkers can be one of the driving forces in the social and working dynamics in a workplace. Some members of an organization expect one thing while others expect differently. Belusko and the U of I extension office are alleviating these issues by identifying personality traits to plan communication accordingly. This strategy involves placing a color with a personality trait, it is called "Real Colors".


Finding your primary color could be the difference in success and failure in a new career. Valerie Belusko and her team at the U of I Extension office will go into businesses and implement a new way of thinking to make progress in the workforce.

Valerie Belusko appeared as a guest on the WTIM Morning Show.


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