Communicating in a Field Research
- The qualities of a leader
- Objectives of field trip
There are various personality traits dominant in individuals in the society. On of the most common traits in technical roles is that of introversion. This trait is common in most workplaces and it negatively impacts verbal communication tendencies among employees. Depending on an employee's role, this vice, as well as other poor communication tendencies can prevent an organization from reaching its full potential (Colins, 2009). Honing the abilities of employees for effective and concise communication at the workplace is a vital procedure in reclaiming that potential.
Every professional field has a leader and a follower. To be a leader calls for effective communication. This does not necessarily call for public speech qualities. The audience could be the manager, a co-worker, or a group of like-minded people. In whichever case, the ability to efficiently communicate is part and parcel of daily life. It offers the main protocol of exchanging information. This paper seeks to analyze various aspects of effective communication. The paper employs a case study to articulate various tenets of effective communication.
I benefited from the fruits of effective communication during my field trip to Wal-Mart chain stores. As first year marketing students, our class was required to carry out field trips to 5 extensive chain stores which have employed great marketing strategies to boost their sales. With respect to the nature of my course, field trips were inevitable.
[...] The objectives revolved around the research problem. The study sought to analyze the impact of ?Wal-Mart Effect? and suggest possible mitigation proposals. It is sad to note that the influence of the giant chain store is responsible for the closure and bankruptcy of various small and middle chain stores. The first objective required that we assess the influence of the effect on the company's growth mission. Analyzing the situation in the market through a field trip offered a real picture of the company's growth implications. [...]
[...] I benefited from the fruits of effective communication during my field trip to Wal-Mart chain stores. As first year marketing students, our class was required to carry out field trips to 5 extensive chain stores which have employed great marketing strategies to boost their sales. With respect to the nature of my course, field trips were inevitable. The course demanded that the world is the classroom where theory is put into practice. Field trips have constituted a vital part of the learning process for many years. [...]
[...] For instance, group leaders were encouraged to proactively design ways of combating conflicts among group members. Effective communication also helped to bridge the various teams in the name of unity. Effective communication techniques also came in handy in dealing with external resistance encountered from the locals who received some of us with substantial rates of hostility. Other benefits derived from effective communication include the unification of data during data collection process. Inter-groups communication ensured consistency during the collection of data. [...]