Associate degreeWhen I started the “How to Increase Efficiency in Your Company” course for my associate degree, I saw the check sheet (Oh My God!!). I saw one part that got me nervous, a 51 item verbatim drill.  I thought that this drill was going to be very difficult for me. Nevertheless, I just followed the check sheet. As I studied, I found many interesting data. For instance, before I came to Hubbard College of Administration my manager told me, “We need to start using the three-basket system in our company.” I followed his instructions, but I didn’t know why.  Additionally, he recommended the use of a specific format for submitting requests.  I actually didn’t know why I was using this particular tool, but I used it anyway.  (Ha-ha…. That is very funny. I didn’t know “why” I just did it!!) Now, I know the reason why. For example, the three-basket system can be used to diagnose an area’s efficiency. These tools are basic, but many staff don’t know the reason for their use. We need to let everybody know. In this course, I learned how to write and properly route the communications in the organization. This is really important.  If you don’t know and use these tools, it will become a big problem in the organization. Finally, the biggest discovery is developed traffic (Dev-T). This means unusual and unnecessary work.   Dev-t can destroy an organization.  Now I know what it is and how to find and eliminate it.  This is really a big stable datum in the organization. In my opinion, not only executives need to know this datum the staff more so need to know it. By Claire Tsai, a Taiwanese student from Taichung on the associate degree program at the Hubbard College of Administration (HCA), Los Angeles, CA. The HCA is a self-paced business school that offers an exceptional business administration curriculum, unique learning technology, life-changing apprenticeships and internships, assistance with job placement and a lifetime warranty for students. I am currently on the “How to Write Effective Company Policy” course.