Understanding Systems

Understanding Systems

Navigates within the organizational structures that are part of 21st-century communities, workplaces, and schools and knows how these components interact and interconnect to influence one another as a whole.

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Understands process and product.
Engages in sustainable practices.
Demonstrates fiscal responsibility.
Navigates systems.
Monitors systems.
Improves systems.
Demonstrates quality consciousness.
Understands and follows rules, policies, and procedures.


☐ Explains personal role in contributing to quality.
☐ Explains personal responsibilities related to production or provision ofservices.
☐ Helps reduce waste and overhead costs by proactively adjusting theuse of materials and resources to complete a task.
☐ Recognizes unsafe or unhealthy practices and addresses concernsusing proper procedures.
☐ Establishes efficient system for monitoring effective use of resources.
☐ Explains the purpose for each payroll deduction.
☐ Describes the worth of benefits.
☐ Identifies organization’s revenue sources and expenditures.
☐ Explains parts of a profit and loss statement.
☐ Explains how quality and customer satisfaction affect profit.
☐ Differentiates roles and responsibilities when navigating workplace,family, education, and community tasks.
☐ Understands one’s work responsibilities and how one’s performancecan impact other departments and overall organizational success.
☐ Uses appropriate resources to improve skills and knowledge toprogress along a career pathway.
☐ Helps devise methods to assess team (system) progress.
☐ Negotiates corrections and adaptations to team (system) tasks, if necessary.
☐ Participates in continuous improvement activities.
☐ Recognizes previous mistakes made individually or by a team and provides possible solutions for future success.
☐ Takes responsibility for completion and quality of work.
☐ Treats work assignments with respect in that work is either original or credited correctly.
☐ Use appropriate resources (e.g., work plans, job aids, or standard operating procedures (SOPs) to complete work tasks.
☐ Uses approved digital technologies for calculating, collecting and displaying data, conducting research, creating presentations, and writing work-related reports.