Group Discussion. Group Discussion. GD is a simulated exercise to see what kind of leadership quality emerge from a prospective candidate. Objectives: You should be noticed by the panel You should be able to be assertive not aggressive.
GD is a simulated exercise to see what kind of leadership quality emerge from a prospective candidate.
. Keep yourself updated on latest news, happenings, and general knowledge, read the daily newspaper.
Always try and strike a proper balance between expressing your ideas and imbibing ideas.
Creativity/ Out of the box thinkingAn idea or a perspective which opens new horizons for discussion on the Group Discussion topic is always highly appreciated
Leadership skills: ability to initiate group & guide the group in crisis.
Communication Skills: clarity of thought, expression & aptness of language. Good listening skill & willingness to accommodate others. Esoteric jargons fetch negative marks.
Interpersonal Skills: emotional maturity & balance. Should be more people centric & less self-centric. Should be able to remain cool in provocation, objective, empathize, team player & non threatening.
Persuasive skills: analyze & persuade others to see the problem from multiple perspective without hurting the other person.
Skills Evaluated in GD
Problem Solving Skills: ability to come out of divergent/offbeat solutions. Novel solutions=high risk/high return strategy.Conceptualizing Skills: ability to grasp situation, take from routine micro level to macro level.Eg: ability to summarize findings to present overall perspective of the problem discussed.
Clarity & ambiguity: steps to bring in clarity:
same term may mean different in different fields or culture.
2.Use lower-level abstractions when clarity is essential
they are direct as against high abstractions.
3.Use jargon judiciously
they save time used in negotiation (liquidity-the degree to which an asset can be converted into cash) but create problem in cross-disciplinary discussions.
4.Use ambiguous language when it is strategically desirable
it is true that straight talk is ethically palatable but ambiguity is acceptable in, I) promote harmony & cooperation, ii) soften the blow of difficult messages.
5.Inflammatory language: generates negative
6.Male/female language use:
women’s style:-rapport, expressive,
supportive, tentative, conversational initiation
Men’s style: report, instrumental, advising,
certain, conversational control
Non-verbal & verbal communication are integrated.
Functions: i) regulates behavior and social interaction,
ii) provides mechanisms for internal (self) regulation,
iii) expresses emotions.
The major channels of nonverbal communication include:
It’s not always what you have got and what the other has that is importantInstead what you think you have got and what you think the other has is important