In the first round, students were asked to connect the dots. Students assumed a linear way of doing it. There wasn’t any measurable output because just connecting dots didn’t mean a relationship with the outcome. In order to enhance the experience an thought was assumed – Newton and Einstein might have respected others work but questioned to create a new theory.
Students were pushed to understand that often such questioning leads to a creative work that would lead to invention. Then we re-worked it make the exercise a meaningful one by creating an art by connecting dots. Students under went different experience (smile, laughter, self doubt on a new patten) in the second attempt.
Why don’t you play with simple dots to see an interesting outcome?!
X Grade students were given a simulation exercise to prepare a concept for the expansion of a city with list of items that could be of a starting point. However, one could add more items to list keeping in a view that it would help the new expansion plan a better place to live and can be a model town for others.
Teams made their presentations to think through various ideas to understand the total concept.
Improving efficiency of people can be theoretically done in three ways: self-esteem, experience with success and behavior of seniors to juniors.
The experiments was conducted with 60 students of MBA I. Self-esteem session involved the reasoning behind their dreams and aspirations coupled with interesting questions such as ‘Why did you choose to do MBA?’, ‘Why do you think a specialisation does matter?’. These were further amplified with specific stories to get some insights to help them align themselves to objectives.
Large part of the session consisted of Experience with success session consisted of Simulation exercise ; team and group activities that were relatively easy that some would certainly succeed.
Conclusion had a story telling approach with sharing success points that helped to give a feeling of confidence in them.
Third year engineering students were given simulation exercise to design a city with some parameters to wok. However there were some important items that needed to be included in their work apart from it they we asked to develop on their work with several assumptions that would make the new place an attractive.
Collaboration that seemed weak in the beginning seemed to gear up as the timeline approached short. That would meant to others to move out of comfort zone to execute the plan.
Incentives did work as it seemed to be motivation to achieve.
Stories in the beginning and towards end were important to motivate and set objective that would not just help individuals who are involved in designs but also community in general.
Winners were announced and photos to cheer at the end!
Winners are: M. Kalandar Sheik & Vijay Kannan (Mechanical) I K. Ashok, P. Karuppusamy, S. Abilash, B. Selva Kumar, and T Naveen Kumar (EEE)
Often unstructured employment have the following commonly asked questions
- What do you see yourself doing five years from now?
- What do you consider your greatest strengths and weaknesses?
- Why should I hire you?
- What college subjects did you like the best? Least?
- What do you know about our company?
- Why did you decide to seek a position with the company?
- Why did you leave your last job?
- What do you want to earn five years from now?
- What do you really want to do in life?
(Source: Industrial/Organisational Psychology Michael G Aamodt)