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GDs are used to assess certain group skills that cannot be evaluated in an interview. These include reasoning ability, leadership ability, Inspiring ability, flexibility, creativity/out-of-the-box thinking, social skills, listening and articulatio...
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GDs are used to assess certain group skills that cannot be evaluated in an interview. These include reasoning ability, leadership ability, Inspiring ability, flexibility, creativity/out-of-the-box thinking, social skills, listening and articulation skills, situational handling ability, interpersonal ability to function as a team player, body language and attitude. These are the skills which are very much required to become a successful professional which in turn works as an asset for the institutes at time of campus placements.

The skills that are usually assessed in a Group Discussion are:

Communication Skills:
Communication skills are extremely essential in today €™s competitive environment. A good communicator should be able to receive information as sent. It helps to clearly express your ideas. Good communication skills help to avoid misunderstandings. It helps to negotiate on various issues in a group discussion.

Interpersonal Skills: Interpersonal skills are the life skills we use every day to communicate and interact with other people, individually and in groups.
Interpersonal skills include not only how we communicate with others, but also our confidence and our ability to listen and understand. Problem solving, decision making and personal stress management are also considered interpersonal skills.

Leadership Skills: The mark of a leader is never losing composure, seeming formidable in all adverse conditions and also retaining a self esteem which is at a all time high. Human errors are obvious in growing and established organizations. The leader makes time to understand the merits and demerits of the organization and also establishes a work flow for smooth working of the organization. While at a GD a senior can easily point out a leader through his keen participation, body language, communication skills, opening lines and choice of words.

Motivational Skills: The motivational interviewing approach is a way of being with clients. It is not only what you do, but how you do it that is important.

There are five methods that are useful throughout the process of motivational interviewing. The first four, summarized by the acronym OARS (Open questions, Affirmations, Reflective listening, and Summarizing), come from client-centered counseling. In motivational interviewing they are used to explore ambivalence (uncertainty) and clarify reasons for change.
The fifth method, Eliciting change talk, is more directive. It integrates and guides the use of the other four methods.

Although these five methods appear simple, they are not always easy to use. They require considerable practice. Peers must think about how to incorporate them into their practice. The reward is that these methods can help clients move in the direction of positive change.

Happy Discussing!!!!

Warm Regards
Training, Placement & Consultancy cell
Gian Jyoti Institute of Management & Technology
0172- 4605107 ext 224,225
www.gjimt.ac.in

Gurpreet Singh Gian Jyoti Institute of Management & Technology Mohali, Punjab +91 98149-18649
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