Wednesday, September 19, 2012

What is Group Discussion and its Importance - HR Interview Questions

It is a methodology used by an organization to gauge whether the candidate has certain personality traits and/or skills that it desires in its members. In this methodology, the group of candidates is given a topic or a situation, given a few minutes to think about the same, and then asked to discuss the it among themselves for 15-20 minutes.

As in a football game, where you play like a team, passing the ball to each team member and aim for a common goal, GD is also based on team work, incorporating views of different team members to reach a common goal.

Here are some of the most important personality traits that a candidate should possess to do well at a GD:

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


    * Communication Skills
    * Interpersonal Skills
    * Leadership Skills
    * Motivational Skills
    * Team Building Skills
    * Tolerance to Ambiguity
    * Divergent Thinking
    * Listening skills
    * Presentation Skills
    * Analytical / Logical skills

So, it's important to assess your current strengths in all these areas and accordingly put efforts to strenthen your weaknesses.

1 comment:

Kix Mr said...

Tks very much for your post.

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