10,000 Hours Of Practice Getting Ready For The Board Room In The Class Room

Any sports person will confirm that it takes hours of practice to become a highly skilled player (see BBC’s article: Can 10,000 Hours Of Practice Make You An Expert?)  yet, unlike the almost 10,000 young apprentices in  Switzerland as of Fall 2015 (Le Nouvelliste, 25.08.2015 p. 7 « Près de 10,000 apprentis en cours ») many students expect to walk out of school perfectly ready for the workplace without any real life office experience. While on the job training is certainly a great help, students should actually take into consideration how much a classroom situation can indeed be akin to a business situation and honing behavior in class can help students be better prepared for business situations.
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