As an undergraduate you may despise class-assigned small group task forces. Usually you end up doing all the work for the entire group. Or worse yet, others in the group, refuse to meet for scheduled work sessions. Or worse yet, the other members of the group make sub-standard class presentations which causes your grade to suffer…even though you have done all the work.
As sad as this may sound, a future employer will expect that you will be a task force “joiner” in his or her corporation. Joining small groups on the job is the way relationships in professional life are formed. If an employer can’t count on you to be willing to initiate relationships, then he or she can’t count on you to put his or her business first.
Given that joining professional and task force teams are vitally important to your professional success, I want you to take on the role of a “Success Coach.” Success coaches are professional advisors who often make presentations to college students and to working professionals who wish to deepen their careers by learning new skills.
In your role as a Success Coach you have often been told by employers that graduates often do not want to work in groups and seem unaware of how to document their past small group experiences for employment interviews.
By coincidence, the Young Professionals Club of the University of Toledo has invited you to speak to one of their monthly meetings. The officers of the club have given you the topic “How To Succeed On Your First Year On The Job.”
You find this opportunity to let your audience members know of the importance of joining task forces and work groups in the staff of their first employment.
For your presentation, select 5 main points (partitions) from the literature below that would prove your point: “If you want success on the job, you need to be willing to work collaboratively with others.” Your presentation should be 4 pages of text collected from the articles below that when put together, will prove your main point. see the attachment