ERIC Number: ED265590
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Oct-11
Reference Count: 0
Communication Skills in Business and Industry.
McGee, Shawn L.
Among the communication skills needed for business and industry are the ability to (1) express logical ideas in an organized fashion in public address, small group, and interpersonal contexts; (2) analyze receiver needs and adapt to those needs; (3) write thoughts in a correct and concise manner; (4) listen actively; (5) conduct thorough research; (6) think in a reflective, problem-solving manner; (7) interact in a flexible manner; (8) discover new ways of looking at an issue; (9) find the right medium or media for relating an idea; and (10) understand the nonverbal and verbal behavior of others. The best way to develop these communication skills is through realistic practice and application of theory gained in the classroom. Instructors should make sure their students are getting the most out of internship opportunities and provide time for students to evaluate and assess their internship experiences. Another way of further developing communication skills in students is by controlling more specifically major/minor selections and combinations. Finally, at every available opportunity, the private and public sector should seek out channels to develop partnership arrangements with higher education. (HOD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Michigan Association of Speech Communication Convention (Battle Creek, MI, October 11, 1985).