What are the Benefits of Group Projects?
Group projects are a valuable addition to your college experience no matter what degree program you choose—they are good preparation for the challenges you will face in your field. At CTU it’s likely that you’ll be required to work in groups on some of your projects and assignments. This also applies to students who choose our online education option. And although the idea of a group project in an online class seems more challenging, they are even more pertinent in today’s society, which includes video conferencing, telecommuting and online work.
For a successful group project experience, be prepared to work with different personalities. Learning how to work with a variety of personality traits will give you coping skills for uncomfortable situations in your career. Your experience will also be a success if you learn to manage time and responsibilities in order to meet deadlines and learn to develop strong communication skills.
Successful group projects require respectful communication amongst group members, even when you disagree. And strong communication skills mean being a good listener and speaker. Without clear communication ideas are not delivered effectively and the door opens for mistakes and frustration.
But group projects don’t have to leave a sour taste in your mouth. With an open mind, good organization and top notch communication skills, your group project can be a success.