WORKSHOP DAY II

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On 16th of May, Entrepreneur Club organized “Workshop Day II”. This was the 2nd time that this event took place at Epoka University, building the idea of a tradition for the club. Among the numerous applications there were chosen 56 participants, distributed in 5 different topics. The discussion was divided in three rounds where in the first round there were four groups consisting of two persons discussing their ideas; then on the second round, the groups discussed with each other and only two groups made it to the final. On the third round the strongest argument was evaluated and chosen as the best one by the moderator.
The first topic was “Voting is a very important process which has a great impact over each one of us. Do you consider voting as a moral duty or obligation to be fulfilled?” It was moderated by Mr. Nj.Mulleti. There were widely discussed ideas related to the topic, positive and negative approaches associated also with arguments such as stating that voting is a moral duty, it’s about thinking and feeling responsible toward you, while voting just as an obligation form, relates to non-thinking and looks like it is a duty toward somebody. In the best solution as we can conclude was that voting must be considered as a moral duty because not everyone is informed about politics. Information is the power, and voting promotion derives from it. The winners of this topic were Emiljano HYSA and Mei MAHILA.
Topic two in the workshop day was about: “Advertisers are often blamed for promoting a materialistic society by making their product as more desirable as possible. So do markets create artificial needs? If yes is materialism a bad thing? If no what are your reasons?”
Group one, monitored by Mr. V. Gambarov, was very involved in this topic and the debate was very intensive. The moderator decided to select the winners due to the abundance of information and arguments. Even though the debate was intensive, Mr. Gambarov decided the third group to go at the final step. So coming up to the end, it was a crash in ideas from both final groups. Both of them concluded the debate by saying “we can’t blame materialism”. Both were very argumentative, but in different ways. It was because of these differences that persuade the moderator to disqualify the group of Dijena Drenova and decided as a winner the students Denisa DEDEJ and Adelina BAJRAMI. In the end the professor congratulated all the participants for the great job that they did.
On the second group the discussion was directed by Mr. D. Bojaxhiu. The debate was full of enthusiasm and both groups were highly prepared. The moderator found it hard to choose a winner because both groups arguments were very convincing, and strongly supported, so in order to make the difference he asked a final question, through which the winner was chosen. So in the end it is the advertiser’s goal to impact the behavior of the public.The winners were: Yllza CANAJ and Mynevere ISMAILI.
The third topic was “Do you think that any job is better than no job?” moderated by Mrs. E. Vjero Kero. This was a social topic, which is why the discussions of the participants were different based on their own understanding and opinions. All participants separated their discussion in 2 main fields: the advantages and disadvantages of the topic and then 3 of the groups were pro and 1 group was con the topic. They competed with each other and in the final stage there were only 2 groups and both of them were pro the thesis. The group that defended their arguments strongly and with more convincing ideas for the moderator and not only, but also for the other members of the table, was the winner for this topic, who respectively were: Alsenida URA and Jora BANDA.
“Is corruption the price we pay for democracy?” was the fourth topic. It was moderated by Mrs.R. Shehaj. Students discussed whether democracy encourages or discourages corruption. They discussed their opinions giving examples from the real life and from watching the topic from different points of view. The group that was chosen as the winner of this table were: Risilda DJALA and Elton KULLA. They managed to support their ideas stronger than others. Something different about this table was the fact that the selection of the winner group was done through votes given by other groups.
As in topic two, the fifth topic was also divided into two tables. The topic covering these tables was: “Nowadays employees need to be motivated and also be evaluated. Do you think that employees are satisfied and motivated just with higher salary or do they need to be promoted and empowered?”
The first group was moderated by Mrs. M. Sejdini. All the participants gave very interesting ideas, opinions & solutions, but the ones that managed to go to the second & final phase were Arlinda and Qamil vs. Senada and Bora. In this phase, they were more focused on the points that the moderator advised and after trying to convince each other for their ideas and solutions and answering the moderator’s questions, the winning team was chosen to be Senada MULGECI and Bora KOKALARI. Some of the main ideas were that salary increase was not enough as a motivating factor and it should be combined with promoting and empowerment. Some of the most important motivational factors were thought to be working environment, work-life balance, team spirit and involvement, but also training and development.
The second group was moderated by Mr. R.Salavaci. The ideas were strong, challenging and interesting. The moderator found it hard to choose a winner because the final debate was really hard to decide a proper winner. The ideas consisted of motivation, which is a priority. The arguments were realy convincing but still in the end only one group made was announced as the winner. The arguments were very specific stating that the financial motivation is really important in Albania, but nonetheless to forget the importance of other ways leading to motivation. Financial motivation must have a limit, and if it is not related with moral motivation then it does not make sense. The company invests on a person and then the person invests on the company. The winners of this table were: Besjana AJAZI and Irida BALLIU

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