Taking the LEAP into…Business
To assist with the development of our LEAP activities for Business, students from Shepparton High School travelled to Victoria University's Flinders St campus in Melbourne for a career development experience in the Business professions.
To demystify the Business professions and the importance of university in developing sound business practices and skills, the students undertook an activity based on a paper aeroplane factory. They experienced first hand how managers can influence business performance through their management styles. They also discovered how using various business techniques can improve business performance.
For example, they learned about the interplay between the current economic climate, production line management and business needs, and the workforce's human needs and characteristics such as job satisfaction and motivation. They talked about how they might increase staff motivation through effective management, such as implementing rotating rosters systems and cross-training tasks. As a result the students successfully recognised some of the skills needed to best manage in business.
Attending students commented that the most important thing they had learned on the day was: “how businesses work” and that “there is a lot involved in a business course”.
LEAP into…Business activities aim to encourage students to consider a career in Business. More LEAP into...Business events are in development and will be available in terms 1 & 2, 2015 – check out Business Activities to see what's available.