Common Student Issue
Students often have skills targeted at lecture courses and lab assignments. The idea that the instructor (employer) does not know the precise answer and often not even the optimum approach to a posed question leaves many students confused, so it is a common workplace issue. Instructors need to encourage students to approach problems without explicit procedures.
Lacking explicit procedures, students can fall idle or become consumed with work in other courses. Students need to learn skills in self productivity, including when to ask questions, how to self-engage in new areas, and to manage time effectively. VIP teams work best when new team members have some structured assignments to help bring them up to speed on team topics. The transition from assignments to self-motivated productivity requires guidance from team advisors to assure students make this transition.