Day 3: Working with Others; Interpersonal Skills Resource Person: Prof. Dr. Sushil Bhakta Mathema
On January 27, 2017, newly enrolled MBA sixth batch students of Global College International (GCI) had an opportunity to learn from Prof. Dr. Sushil Bhakta Mathama on the topic ‘Working with Others; Interpersonal Skills’.
Teamwork is an integral part of GCI – MBA program, knowing how to work cooperatively and productively in a team is an essential life skill the students have to learn. In GCI students are assigned different group work which GCI believes to be an effective method to motivate students, encourage active learning, and develop key critical-thinking, communication, and decision-making skills. The MBA students in GCI have to face various complex group assignments, and demanding deadlines. The session form Prof. Mathama will help them prepare to face the complex dynamics of group work that are the norm in GCI – MBA program.
Prof. Mathama highlighted major interpersonal skills that the students need to learn to understand group dynamics and work productively with others. He explained the participants in the induction program the key to be a team player is to be supportive and helpful, to offer solutions instead of criticism, to make valuable contributions and to create opportunities for others to make valuable contributions too.
Prof. Mathema emphasized that working successfully with others requires practical as well as personal skills. He stressed on the advantages of working with others is that one can benefit from the skills of others that one may not have, and share one’s own skills in a team to create synergy. He also engaged students in activities in which the participants have to solve different puzzle and explore some of the typical challenges of working in a group.
Teamwork is such an integral part of the GCI – MBA program as well as the work environment in which the students are aspiring to develop their career, knowing how to work cooperatively and productively in a group is an essential life skill. Understanding what it takes to be a good ‘team player’ will help them meet their career goals and gain the respect and support of others in all aspects of their lives
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