LO in Higher Ed LO7567

Rol Fessenden (76234.3636@CompuServe.COM)
23 May 96 07:08:15 EDT

Replying to LO7559 --

Ben asks if businesses are expecting too much in asking that college grads
have the following skills.

*The ability to work effectively in teams.
*The ability to work effectively with people of both genders and
diverse disciplines, cultures, races, religions and nationalities.
*The ability to think quickly, clearly, and critically.
*The ability quickly and easily to communicate effectively both
orally and in writing.
*The ability to adapt rapidly to changing circumstances.
*The ability to appreciate the total enterprise, not just one of
its elements.
*The ability to work without sacrifice of integrity, even in
corrupting environments."

In my opinion the top 5 should be skills available to high school
students. They do not need to be fully developed. The last one is learned
well before a person is an adult. The ability to look and think
strategically is the only one in question in my mind.

These are not skill sets expected of business superstars. These are
pretty basic.


Rol Fessenden LL Bean, Inc. 76234.3636@compuserve.com

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