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Organisation use Group Tasks Group Exercises to test team work, interpersonal communication skills and the planning ability of the candidates. The panel needs to know if one can mix well with others; sometimes business simulated exercises are also given to test candidate's performance in real managerial situations. In such exercises, a candidate's ability to work in a team is put to test, while testing his convincing power and reasoning ability. The task is assigned to the group by the panellists in such a way that all get equal opportunity to perform to the best of their abilities, express themselves and give suggestions when asked for. Leadership skills , good team working skills , strong reasoning and decision making skills, negotiating skills, taking initiative , facilitating others to perform and speak ,showing a positive attitude, staying motivated (Intensity, Direction and Perseverance) are some of the traits a Team player must possess in order to successfully accomplish the task and get selected. The candidate may be given an indoor practical task, outdoor group exercise, case studies, presentations, creating a proposal, performing skits, role plays and so on.
Its observed that any group formation has generally these 5 stages(Tuckman's Model):
- FORMING: Getting Acquainted and Establishing Ground rules
- STORMING: Resisting control by Group Leader and Showing hostility
- NORMING: Start working and develop close relationships
- PERFORMING: Working towards goal achievement
- ADJOURNING: Task complete
- It is important to know that that the rationale behind group tasks is to check the candidate's competence on team building skills, the institute somehow looks for a chemistry between the candidate and his future employer. The contemporary management practices emphasize more on Team work now, since managers need to handle live projects. So these team activities are an attempt to simulate actual managerial dilemmas, an insight into real corporate complexities.