How to Choose an Air Compressor That Suits You Best

In the market, we have three common types of air compressors, which are for the garage or house; on a construction or job site like in a industrial or mechanical shop. The type & size is normally based on the place you use the air compressors.

For the garage or house, a small inflator or a portable air compressor will be good enough for you. Well, a small & simple inflator is used to inflate things like toys, sporting goods such as basket ball. However, one of the disadvantages of inflators is the slow speed. If you are looking for faster inflation in running a small air tools, such as air brushes or nailers, a portable one is more suitable and save time.

For other job site or construction, you may need a bigger air compressor to power multiple spray guns, nailers, sanders or other tools. We would recommend you to get a compressor that has a higher CFPM (cubic feet per minute) of airflow than the tools you plan to use. For example, a spray gun may need 4 CFPM of airflow to work properly, so the air compressor you are buying must be able to produce more than this much air in a shorter time. For high usage on a lot of job sites, you may also consider to get a contractor grade & truck mounted so air power is always available for your needs.

For shop, stationary or industrial setting, we may recommend you to get a bigger capacity air compressor. There are many types of industrial compressors in market including single stage, multi-stage, twin stack, wheelbarrow, pancake, rotary screw etc. Normally this huge size is centrally located so that it can work with many air tools and wide ranges of machineries.

Respect Others And You Are On Your Way To Embracing Diversity

Say that you have employees and/or customers who speak English as a second language. Can you pronounce their names? Speak some common words or phrases in their native language? If the answer is yes, you are showing signs of embracing diversity.

For leaders, embracing diversity means they must do far more than merely accept the existence of diversity. To make diversity work, they must embrace it, and this starts by modeling good diversity skills, by showing respect and appreciation for the differences among the people they lead, and by helping others accept and value these differences.

Fundamentally, embracing diversity translates into showing respect for others and their differences. Tolerance for uncertainties (haziness) in language, styles and behavior, is at the top of a list created by William Sonnenschein, a diversity expert and author of “The Diversity Toolkit.”

So for the employer who has Latino customers and employees, as an example, it makes a significant difference when he or she is able to pronounce names and common words in Spanish. A friendly “Buenos Dias” makes a nice welcome in the morning as does “Buenos Tardes” in the afternoon and “Buenos Noches” in the evening. Using such phrases and pronouncing them correctly, represents a key step to embracing diversity. Learning a new language is also fun!

Another important key is flexibility. When situations are new, difficult or challenging, do you show flexibility? Do you give your employees and customers added time and assistance for adjusting to change?

Self-awareness represents another point on Sonnenschein’s diversity embracement list. A person must understand his or her own reactions and know what they bring to the diverse workplace. Perhaps you like to wear expensive clothes; how do you feel about the employee who would rather dress comfortably than model your expensive image? What is important to you may not even be on the radar of your employee or customer. The whole world does not enjoy dressing formally – so are you being unfair in your evaluation of others who do not dress exactly like you do?

Empathy is another requirement. Are you capable of feeling what someone who is different from you might be feeling in new or strange surroundings? What about the new employee who comes to the XYZ Company from a country of extreme poverty. Will they truly feel welcome at a large cocktail party after their first day of work? Or overwhelmed? Or even frightened? Can you imagine how you would feel in their shoes?

How would a new mother returning to work after having a baby feel if she did not have an appropriate place to use a breast pump? Sound bizarre? Recently in Iowa, a company refused to allow a woman to use their “special” lactation room because she didn’t fill out a form that required three days notice to use such a facility.

The woman finally had to leave work (and quit) because of the physical pain she was in due to her employer’s insensitivity.

Are you patient? Some cultures (actually most) do not consist of Type A racers, requiring a manager’s adjustment if the working relationship is going to be successful.