The ﬁeldwork project as a consulting process
The ﬁnal stage of many programmes in higher vocational and university education is a ﬁeldwork project. In such projects, students are asked to put into practice what they have learned by solving a speciﬁc organizational problem. To successfully carry out a ﬁeldwork project one needs to have a number of skills, being able to:
■ Recognize and describe a problem ■ Organize the research ■ Communicate with people from different levels in the
organization ■ Hold interviews, give presentations, listen to, negotiate
with and convince people ■ Independently set up a ﬁeldwork project and carry it out
according to plan ■ Comeupwith solutions in co-operationwith people from
the organization ■ Implement the accepted solutions.