The ability to take part in GD is one of the most important skills that contribute significantly to professional success
Students, job-seekers, professional engineers, company executives and practically everyone need effective group discussion skills.
A student has to take part in academic discussion, group deliberation and interactive classroom session as well as in selection process for admission in professional courses. A job seeker may have to face a GD as part of the selection process for employment. Professionals in different fields need this skill for professional meetings and discussions.
These situations need the ability to make a significant contribution to group deliberation and help the group in the process of decision making. The participants should know how to persuade their group members, how to reflect confidence while speaking, how to reflect leadership qualities, and how to make to group achieve the common goals. They should have the ability to take initiative during a discussion, present their personal views in an effective manner, develop their ideas logically, analyse and respond to the views expressed by other members and emerge as a natural leader of the group.
The importance to GD has considerably increased in recent times as a tool to judge an individual’s personality for job selection or admission into a professional course. It is also an important tool for decision making and problem solving.
Such is the importance of group discussion skills that it can do wonders to our careers. It can help ensure success, popularity and power in our organisation and can ensure a job offer for us.