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dc.contributor.authorGünhan, Suat-
dc.contributor.authorŞenol, Gülşen-
dc.contributor.authorDoğan, Sevgi Zeynep-
dc.identifier.citationGünhan, S., Şenol, G., and Doğan, S. Z. (2012). Non-verbal cues: Improving communication in construction projects. In 2012 ASEE annual conference program : final conference program and proceedings. Paper presented at the 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, United States, 10-13 June. Washington, DC: American Society for Engineering Education.en_US
dc.description.abstractConstruction industry is a dynamic, project based industry in where many problems occur due to communication issues. As it is proven that effective communication and conflict resolution abilities have a strong correlation between them, communication in the construction industry should constantly be improved. Unfortunately, the existing construction curricula do not offer enough courses which would help students to communicate effectively. Embedding technical communication into curricula and introducing courses such as Construction Communication aiming on producing construction management (CM) graduates with good writing and speaking skills are necessary. However, written and verbal languages are not the sole means by which individuals exchange information. Non-verbal cues play a significant role in communication. Therefore it is necessary for CM graduates to master the skills of using and reading body language. The literature study for the subject of communication in the education shows that body language and non-verbal communication were not taken into consideration yet. They are primarily the subject areas of anthropologists, linguists, and social psychologists. This paper aims reviewing the role of non-verbal communication skills in construction business and highlights the importance of bringing the topic into classroom. © 2012 American Society for Engineering Education.en_US
dc.publisherAmerican Society for Engineering Educationen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2012 ASEE annual conference program : final conference program and proceedingsen_US
dc.subjectConstruction industryen_US
dc.subjectConstruction businessen_US
dc.subjectProject managementen_US
dc.subjectStrong correlationen_US
dc.titleNon-verbal cues: Improving communication in construction projectsen_US
dc.typeConference Objecten_US
dc.contributor.departmentIzmir Institute of Technology. Architectureen_US
dc.relation.publicationcategoryKonferans Öğesi - Uluslararası - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıen_US
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