Social and Behavioral Intelligence in Your Field
The majority of the individuals presented in the slides perceive themselves as professionals. Their dress codes could easily communicate their area of practice, or profession in a hospital or healthcare center set up. Their attires such as aprons are well kept and clean. The uniforms are also neat and well maintained. Their mode of dressing reflects a lot of information on the different roles that they play in the hospital environment. It is easy to identify the person who keeps the rooms tidy and clean, the doctors, consultants, nurses, healthcare assistants, and procurement officers.
Some health care practitioners may not be required to wear uniforms in their areas of operation. However, their mode of cloths sends a coded message to the individuals they interact with when executing their duties (ACH, 2013). Being dressed in a nice suit with a matching tie is very appropriate for the officers working in offices. However, wearing clothes with screaming colors, like the ones worn by the man in red pants and black shirt with a striped tie does not reflect a good picture of the healthcare settings. Clothes that are too revealing or too buggy are also not appropriate for the practitioners. A neatly dressed officer sends a welcoming message to the client and makes the individual feel at ease and welcome (Dress Code: What To Wear to Work is a Form of Non-Verbal Communication, 2012). Open shoes may also not be appropriate for safety while high heels that produce disturbing sounds should be avoided.
Part 2: Personal Reflection and Connection (4 paragraphs)
As a hospital nutritionist, there may be no set uniforms or dressing code for the practitioner. However, it is advisable to follow a professional clothing code. Nutritionists get in touch with individuals of all levels in the hospital right from the patients to the doctors. Dressing in cool colors and avoiding screaming colors would be appropriate for the nutritionist. Being tidy by keeping a well-maintained hair, matching closed shoes and always being clean and smart will produce the professional outlook required for the occupation (White, 2015).
From interacting with specialists in different fields, it has become apparent that matching the shoes with the belt, and probably the wrist watch is a good professional practice. Wearing screaming colors, wrinkled clothes, or having strong aftershaves or perfumes is inappropriate. Overdressing is also not applicable for the majority of fields while under dressing is highly discouraged. Showing too much of legs, arms, or chest, or under wares is considered unprofessional and distractive (ACH, 2013). Majority or professionals prefer short hair for men and maintained hair for ladies. Ladies are discouraged from wearing miniskirts or blouses revealing too much of their cleavage.
As a nutritionist, how an individual presents him or herself is a key to a successful interaction. Having adequate communication skills is also essential since the nutritionist may be required to perform interviews with various stakeholders. Developed communication skills are crucial for interpersonal interaction as it helps to avoid any conflicts between patients, support either colleagues or patients. Apart from the dressing, the nutritionist should always keep time. Patients should have their meals at the right time, and delays could be disastrous (Dress Code: What To Wear to Work is a Form of Non-Verbal Communication.2012). A Disciplined nutritionist is a recipe for professional representation of the hospital concern on the patients' diet.
As a professional nutritionist, self-presentation is essential in sending the essential message to the parties that I serve. Dressing in a presentable way by being neat, clean and well kept is the first step to being a professional in my area of practice. Being polite and patient also goes a long way to getting the right message from the clients and other staff members (White, 2015). Discipline is a key in my profession since patients must be served with the right diet at the right time bearing in mind that those with special needs should also be served with special care.