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What are soft skills?

Soft skills are character traits and skills that are used to describe your approach to relationships with other people, life and work. These skills are not technical or job-related and sometimes called ‘social skills’ or ‘people skills’.

Examples of soft skills

Soft skills usually include the following:

  • Leadership
  • Creativity and Problem-Solving
  • Communication effectiveness
  • Time Management and ability to work under pressure
  • Presentation
  • Team Management
  • Customer service
  • Decision-making
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Why are soft skills important?

Soft skills play a very crucial role in day-to-day operations. Do you know what really separates the successful people from others? It is the way they represent themselves by using their soft skills. Presenting information clearly and effectively is a key skill. You may have best idea to present to your team and what if you don’t know how to present it. Also, you don’t need be technically skillful to choose between conflicting ideas in your team project. In today’s world, employers are not only looking for candidates who can complete their job on time but also who stay focused, organised, give ideas and has a positive attitude. It's just not enough to be highly trained in technical skills, without developing your soft skills.

You need technical skills to start your career, but you need soft skills to progress in your career.

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Soft skill modules are offered through our skillsBreeder LMS. This is the most cost-saving and effective approach to tone soft skills. The collaborative tools such as the forum, whiteboard, and virtual training inspire the learners to complete the learning and help each other.

In Corporate training programs, Managers can monitor and observe progress by assigning milestones to set goals that will encourage the Employees to ace their soft skills. The success brought by training yourself or your employees on it can be gauged by measuring the client's feedback, sales trends, team management.

Importance of soft skills in corporate world and Why is it important to have soft skills in the workplace?

Soft skill training helps you to:

  • Understand and adapt to different working styles of people
  • Understand accountability and use feedback as a developmental tool
  • Reduce interpersonal conflicts due to better interpersonal communication
  • Communicate effectively with co-workers, employers, clients and customers: relationship enhancement
  • Ask powerful questions that help build connections, or to defuse conflicts
  • Recognize stress symptoms & develop stress deflecting strategies
  • Increase in personal productivity due to greater focus and improved time management
  • Understand team roles and interpersonal dynamics
  • Improve ownership and accountability for the execution of tasks
  • Improve self-awareness resulting in better self-management of emotions and actions

According to the research conducted by Harvard University, the Carnegie and Stanford Research Center, have all concluded that 85% of job success comes from having
well-developed soft skills and 15% of job success comes from technical skills (Hard skills).

By this point, you’ve learned that technical skills can be learned and measured whereas soft skills are relatively hard to teach and take time to develop.

Unlike classroom-based training, it’s well known that online training courses are far cheaper than traditional ones. When your schedule is tight, you might think soft skills training is time-consuming. But what if you could learn soft skills at your own pace, and the context that you need the most? This brings you and your organisation to the next level.

Improving soft skills is not that hard actually. So, make sure you practice on them every day and just take small changes in your lifestyle.

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