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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.