GROUP DISCUSSION

G.D. enables the management to: draw on the ideas and enterprise of the staff, acknowledge them as valued members of a team.

IMPORTANCE of ¶G D·
1. Problem Solving

2. Decision Making

3. Personality Assessment

The 3 Ps of G D

1.Purpose 2.Planning 3.Participation

Aims of G D
1. Subject Knowledge 2. Oral Communication Skills:
‡ Listening Skills ‡ Appropriate Use of Languagegrammar-sentences-phrasesarticulation. ‡ Clarity of Expression ‡ Non-Verbal Clues.

Aims«.
3. Leadership Skills:
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Initiative Analytical Ability Assertiveness Self-Confidence Patience and Composure Persuasiveness Motivation

Aims«.
4. Team Management: ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Adaptability Positive Attitude Co-Operation Co-ordination

DO¶s and DON¶Ts
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. DO¶s Follow KISS formula-Keep It Short &Simple. Follow 7 C¶s of Communication. Make even contributions. Be deliberate and slow. Substantiate by giving examples.

DON¶Ts

1. Speak Loudly. 2. Adopt a negative view. 3. Flay hands. 4. Show negative gestures. 5. Talk too fast. 6. Lose emotional control.

STRATEGIES for G D
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Getting the GD started. Contribute systematically. Creating a friendly atmosphere. Promoting optimal participation. Handling conflict. Effective closure.

FORMATS of GD 1. Structured GD - (No Leader, No Consensus, Defined Time & Topic). 2. Unstructured GD ± (Leader is mandatory, Consensus). 3. Specialized GD ±Scripted C.D.

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