AC Group Discussion Decision Making Business Services Group By Ganesh Shermon
Group discussion: Candidates are asked to discuss among themselves hypothetical problems appropriate to the targeted position and arrive at a consensus decision or recommended solution.
The activities often include various kinds of situations. These may be group situations; a common example is the leaderless group exercise. This exercise may be job-related, such as the discussion and ordering of relevant managerial competences or a management team strategy meeting.
Other centers use less job-related exercises, such as classic group discussion-making exercises involving consensus rankings or tower-building exercises.
Some exercises may involve putting people in assigned roles, where they play parts linked to particular briefs. These can involve somewhat more competitive and rather less collaborative group activities.
Again they may be job-related, such as discussions of new accommodation or resources allocation, or may be less job-related, as with discussions about alternative options for a rundown hotel. Another favourite exercise is to use a business game of some kind, often with assigned roles.