GDs were essentially about putting your thoughts well in a group of intellectuals, in a limited time. I somehow found that ridiculous. If something important has to be discussed, why do they set time limit? Let each individual come up with his/her own thoughts and put them well, one by one. But the GDs I participated were different. In every GD I participated in, I had to cross my fellow members, pove their point wrong and tell them how my thought was right. We were also told that individual’s performance was reflection of his/her personality. I thought that was complete nonsense.
After spending some time in the corporate world, I know I was right.
I asked my cousins and others who are very seniors in their respective fields if they had a situation like “GD” in the career – everyone without exception said ‘No’!. So, I’m now thinking, who invented this whole “GD” thing, in which you’ve to sit in a group of individuals who are dying to make their points, in limited time, most of the times even not paying attention to what others had to say etc. 30% of the GDs I was a part of, ended up as fish markets!
What about you? Ever been in a real life GD like situation? Tell me about your experience. What do you think about GDs? Write a post on your blog, better.
–The Big K–