Perspectives on Oral Communication Skills for Engineers in Engineering Profession of Pakistan

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

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Communication plays paramount role for engineers to perform workplace jobs effectively in this modern age of industrialization. The purpose of this research paper was to determine importance of oral communication for engineers at workplace. Thirty engineers from 2 engineering organizations participated in this study. Purposive sampling method was used for data collection since respondents were drawn on specific criteria of engineers with minimum 5 years work experience. Quantitative survey based on questionnaire survey was used for data collection purpose. Data were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS 15.0). The results of the study indicated that oral communication skills such as oral presentation, participation in meetings, conversation, discussion, and negotiation skill play significant role for engineers at workplace. Thus, quantitative data analysis results indicate that oral communication skills play significant role for engineers to perform workplace jobs efficiently in this competitive work environment of organizations. However, the results of this study are consistent with other literature review findings on importance of oral communication skills for engineers at workplace.

 


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Communication skills, Oral communication skills, engineers, engineering workplace

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7575/ijalel.v.1n.5p.176

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