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Why Soft Skills matter

Updated: Aug 1, 2023


Why Soft Skills Matter

Soft skills are social attributes which help you to interact and work with a diverse team effectively.


To achieve successful growth in any professional career one needs not only technical expertise but also soft skills like effective communication, adaptability, teamwork.


According to a study by the National Soft Skills Association, 85% of Career Success comes from Soft Skills.


Soft skills help you to develop relationships with new people, steer through complex tasks, persuasion etc.


In the post pandemic times organizations are keeping a tap on talent management and continuously looking for candidates with good soft skills.


Now let us look at some factors concerning the importance of soft skills.


Communication


Communication parameters across different industries remain the same, that is to understand others' messages and convey your message. The more articulate a communication is the chances for lapse decreases. Whether you're giving a speech, writing an email, round table discussion or simply having a purposeful conversation, precise communication can make a difference.


A good communicator also gives space and time to the listener to think and process, this helps in developing more trust.


Teamwork


Team work simply means to work well and effectively with others. It is a highly required soft skill to achieve success across varied career paths be it journalism, startups, administration etc. It is difficult for any individual to work through and complete a big task independently so collective effort becomes highly valuable here. Being an effective team player means you have the ability to work in collaboration with diverse personalities. You can also delegate tasks and provide support when required.


Also Read: Key to Success


Problem Solving


Problem solving is a greatly recognized skill and appreciated by organizations. It simply refers to human’s ability to think on their feet and adapt according to the situation.


Problem solving requires some simple steps:

  • Identify a problem

  • Define a problem statement

  • Clarify the problem

  • Define goals

  • Generate solutions Implement an action plan

  • Evaluate results

Whether you are working on a million dollar corporate project, building peace in a conflict-inflicted environment, dealing with children of the same age group problem solving skills helps to constructively get to a solution.


Time Management


A week in our lives moves like the hands of a clock. We all continue to match pace with time but still fall behind in many situations.

Completing and delivering your work on time is an important factor to instill strong work ethic and motivation among team members.


Times management helps you to set and prioritize and set achievable goals. Having good time management skills makes you accomplish more tasks in less time.


Time management allows you to meet deadlines, task orientation, and achieve your desired goals.


Conclusion


Good Soft skills are essential to beat most career growth related challenges. It is important to continuously work on developing soft skills by attending workshops, reading diverse literature, and volunteering for leadership roles.


The best part of soft skills is being static in nature. It can be gradually put into effective use in day to day communication.


In conclusion, We would like to agree that soft skills are tough to crack but can be built using the right methods, some of them we have discussed above.


In this blog we discussed some simple Soft skills methods for professionals.


We hope you find this blog post insightful.


Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.


We will continue to bring such content on soft skills for you.


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Likability is a soft skill that leads to hard results.

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