The Picture of Modern Workplace Environment and Oral Communication Skills of Engineering Students of Pakistan

Inayatullah Kakepoto, Hadina Habil, Noor Abidah Mohd Omar, Yusuf Boon, S M Zafar Iqbal

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Communication plays paramount role for engineers at workplace in this modern age of globalization and industrialization. The purpose of this study was to determine importance of oral communication and oral presentation for engineers at workplace and barriers that hindered effective oral presentation performance of engineering students for workplace environment. Thirty engineers and seven engineering students participated in this study. Purposive sampling method was used for data collection purpose. Data were analyzed both quantitatively and qualitatively. The results of the study indicated that oral communication and oral presentation plays important role for engineers at workplace and barriers for instance lack of confidence, lack of knowledge, lack of environment and lack of English language hindered effective oral presentation performance of engineering students. However, the results of this study are consistent with literature review findings on importance of oral communication and oral presentation for engineers at workplace and barriers that hamper effective oral presentation performance of engineering students.  


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Modern workplace environment, oral communication skills, oral presentation barriers

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7575/ijalel.v.1n.5p.42

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