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The impact of a first-year orientation team building exercise

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Médium: article de revue
Langue(s): en 
Publié dans: Construction Economics and Building, , n. 3, v. 20
DOI: 10.5130/ajceb.v20i3.7062
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Experience and anecdotal evidence indicate that first_year students experience challenges in terms of adapting to our university construction management course environment. The purpose of the study is to determine the impact of a team building event on first_year students’ skills, core competencies, ability to manage themselves, work as a team, interface with each other, strategize, plan, evolve tactics, and take action.. A quantitative approach using a questionnaire survey in a South African university post completion of the event determined the perceptions of the students. Findings include that the team building activities contributed to enhancing participants’ skills, their understanding and appreciation of core competencies and the development thereof, and their ability to communicate with first_year colleagues; built confidence in their abilities including that of completing a task, and enhanced participants’ alternative thought processes, ability to be creative, strategize, evolve tactics, take action, and plan. The students benefited from, enjoyed the team building activities and believed that it contributed to improving their time management skills. Based upon the findings, conclusions are that the one-day first_year orientation team-building event had the desired impact in terms of the development of the first_year students’ abilities. Recommendations are that the one-day first_year orientation team-building event is staged annually, and a study pertaining to the impact of the intervention on student performance be determined following the completion of a full academic year and again post-graduation.

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    10447070
  • Publié(e) le:
    20.10.2020
  • Modifié(e) le:
    02.12.2020