The global pandemic has highlighted the importance of interpersonal skills as key assets that promote success. Other key learning skills mentioned were adaptability and self-motivation.
The global pandemic has brought unprecedented changes in how we work and interact with each other. With remote work becoming increasingly prevalent and many teams dispersed in different locations, it has become increasingly important for people to possess a variety of interpersonal skills that help them navigate these changes and communicate effectively with their colleagues.
Soft skills include abilities such as effective communication, collaborative teamwork, empathy, adaptability, and self-motivation.
With so much uncertainty and change happening in the world, people need to be adaptable to new situations and think creatively in problem-solving. Self-motivation is also essential, as remote work can be challenging without the structure and support of a physical workplace.
Furthermore, 57% of L&D (Learning and Development) professionals have stated that
“leadership and management are the most important professional skills to acquire and develop.”
Soft Skills are Here to Stay, so Why is it Important to Invest in Them?
• They have a longer lifespan compared to technical skills (which have an average lifespan of less than five years).
• Their application ensures competitiveness at both an individual and corporate level.
• They promote employee retention.
In conclusion, soft skills help employees make the most of their technical skills. It is a fact that employees with soft skills are good team players and efficient managers. Implementation can start now!
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