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Green, Diana J.; Blaszczynski, Carol – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2012
Employers seek employees who possess soft skills. Employees who do not have excellent soft skills may not experience success in obtaining and sustaining employment. McEwen's (2010) framework for skill-building--introduce, explain, practice, and reinforce--was used to describe activities for enhancing soft skills. Soft skills building activities…
Descriptors: Employer Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Employers, Expectation
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Bosco, Susan M.; Jervis, Kathryn J.; Harvey, Diane M. – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2009
Cooperative learning, defined as students working in teams or groups to accomplish an objective, has had a long history as a method of instruction. The use of teams as an instructional mode in colleges of business and related areas has increased due to the expectation in most organizations that workers can be effective in teams and groups.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Conflict, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods
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Dupin-Bryant, Pamela A. – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2008
Groups are a fundamental part of the business world. Yet, as companies continue to expand internationally, a major challenge lies in promoting effective communication among employees who work in varying time zones. Global expansion often requires group collaboration through computer systems. Computer-mediated groups lead to different communicative…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Group Structure, Communication Skills, Employees