Soft skills are skills that relates to how employees of an organisation works. They can include employees’ interaction with their colleagues, how employees do problem solving or how they manage their workload.
Why are soft skills important in the current working world?
1. Soft skills helps to maintain relationships:
Soft skills allow employees to maintain their relationships with each other, as well as for clients and business partners. With adequate soft skills, employees are able to represent the company in professional and amiable way. With employees that are equipped with decent soft skills, an organisation will be able to maintain cordial working relationships with other organisations/companies as well.
2. Soft skills facilitate growths:
As employees are equipped with adequate soft skills, they will be able to accept feedback and improve in their work. If employees are able to improve themselves constantly and consistently, they will be able to increase efficiency at work and thus increasing financial gain for the organisation
3. Soft skills allows employees to stay organised:
Organised employees will be able to follow through working procedures and adhere to deadline which will then improve workplace efficiency. Organised employees are also responsible and trustworthy as they will be able to find the information that employers need.
4. Soft skills allows employees to prove their initiative:
When employees are equipped with soft skills, they will be able to demonstrate motivation and initiative. This allows them to think of new projects and new ways to solve problems. Soft skills also aids employees in following through their ideas, which turn into actionable plans.
5. Soft skills help employees to develop leadership:
As employees are more attentive to their work and their surroundings, they are able to adapt to a change in settings and are able to work with different personalities. As they are also more thoughtful of how they present themselves, they are able to improve on themselves and set a good example for others, which is a vital part of leadership.
Statistics shows that 75% of long term job success depends on soft skills and they are often, the most sought after in the market today.
Soft-skills training for managers and employees will effectively improve your organisation’s success.
Some of the soft-skills modules offered by Bluehive Consulting are:
- Emotional Intelligence
- Developing your AQ (Adversity Quotient)
- Problem Solving
- Time Management
- Leadership and Management
- Business Etiquette
- Communication Skills