Shared Inquiry

Learning How to Really Succeed in Business

Published in: National Productivity Review, v. 16, no. 1, Winter 1996, p. 71-75

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 1996

by Ronald D. Fricker, Robert A. Wehrle

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Preparing today's students to become productive and successful members of tomorrow's workforce is a significant undertaking. Some organizations have tried to articulate the needs of the business community, but these efforts typically fail because they tend to speak at educators rather than to them in terms they can understand. This article examines some of the unique skill requirements essential for success in the current business environment and focuses on how these skills can be taught in today's education environment through the use of the shared inquiry technique. It also provides business leaders with advice on how to articulate these requirements to the academic world so that a bridge between the two communities can be established.

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