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Managing diversity: enhancing team experience in university community engagement (UCE)

A Manaf, Aini Maznina and Ahmad, Zeti Azreen (2019) Managing diversity: enhancing team experience in university community engagement (UCE). In: International Seminar on the Roles of Universities in Responding to Psychosocial Issues in Community (ISRUPIC 2019), Riau, Indonesia. (Unpublished)

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Community Engagement is prevalent in higher education institutions nowadays. Ideally, involvement in community engagement requires one to possess a strong teamwork spirit and skills to successfully achieve its goals. Addressing the issue of diversity in a team at workplace is crucial in the enhancement of teamwork spirit. Increasing demographic changes in organisations require people of different backgrounds to work together on a daily basis. As a result, it is common for groups and teams in organisations to be composed of members of different backgrounds. In a higher educational institution, working with academics of various disciplines in a community engagement projects are common. However, not much is known on the benefits of working in a diverse workgroups of community engagement projects. As such, this this study aims to explore how experiencing diversity in a workgroup enhances the researchers’ teamwork in community engagement projects. This study will employ qualitative methodology. Interviews with researchers involved in community engagement projects of a higher educational institution in Malaysia were carried out.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 3158/74727
Uncontrolled Keywords: Community engagement; Diversity; Experience; Higher educational institution and team
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Communication
Depositing User: Aini Maznina A.Manaf
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2019 17:33
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2020 02:51
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/74727

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