Although Group Discussions, commonly referred to as ‘GD’, is regarded as one of the common headhunting tactics, the nuances and rationale behind GD remains largely unknown.
The underlying idea of a group discussion session is to know the aspirants’ level of communication skills, about how well an aspirant can understand and demonstrate his/her thought related to the topic, the judement of the pace and direction of the conversation etc.
Given that the aspirant is going to work with teams in future; Group Discussions helps the assessor to judge how the aspirant will fit in the organisation/institution. It helps them to estimate the apparent team behaviour at a macro level in future.
It’s a platform showcasing an exchange of ideas where one can contribute ones views on a given topic.