The ability that helps people to do something, is called skill. The skill that helps people to get a job is called hard skills whereas the skill that helps people to learn good etiquette, effective communication, time management, and people management is called soft skills.So both qualities are mutually related to each other and neither of these can be considered lesser to make one’s career successful. The difference is that hard skill like technical knowledge can be learned if someone is interested but soft skill is so subtle that it needs careful attention.The following diagram depicts the connection between humans and his/her expression through required skill or any art.One of the skills is Interpersonal skill which helps students to face any interview with confidence the following are some qualities that come under Interpersonal Skills.
Emotional Intelligence –Students’ emotions must be tied with a particular goal under the guidance of parents and teachers. Friends can play a supportive role as well. Due to the lack of Emotional Intelligence, students may feel disconnected and then distracted from the main goal.E.I. also helps in growing empathy towards others and it leads to successful people management skills. Putting oneself in other’s shoes in various situations keeps us humble and it broadens our perspective as well.
Teamwork / Collaboration –Teamwork plays a pivotal role in the company’s achievements. As each person has a unique skill set, personality traits, emotional quotient and result–orientation for a particular project, the combination of all kinds of traits concludes in a successful result. Collaboration helps in personal growth, future opportunities, taking smart risks and solving problems.
Conflict Management –where there is a team, there is a conflict and Confronting a fellow student or employee is never easy. But with the right strategy, conflict not only resolves but also comes with a higher degree of trust in the person. The most crucial thing is not to ever ignore the conflict if there is any. Ignoring it gives a red flag of a weak relationship. However, clarifying the issue, talking with the involved parties and seeking for a solution honestly may resolve any conflict.
Domain Expertise – Domain expertise means students must hone themselvesin a particular art or skill. This is the first thing that gives the right to be a part of the work culture. The employee with good expertise is extremely fond of managers and s/he also opens further opportunities by the dint of knowledge that s/he acquired. Domain expertise can be sharpened by doing a lot of research in the desired industry or product, creating resources for updating oneself and mentors for the right guidance. From generalization in a domain to expertise in the same domain requires utmost perseverance in the right direction.
Communication Skill –It’s an umbrella term that covers many skills like trust building, time management, self – presentation skill, moderating the pitch, tone, choices of words, gestures, postures, facial expressions, the proper way of conveying the idea or thoughts, active listening, confidence building and many more. However, it does not matter which industry you are interested in, the need for communication skills is paramount.Good communication skill creates better relationships, increases self–awareness, clarifies doubts, improves empathy, and helps in team management.
I completely agree with you that the qualities we have been discussing are not only important for the workplace but also for our day-to-day lives. Soft skills such as communication, teamwork, problem-solving, time management, negotiation skill and adaptability are essential in any industry and are highly valued by employers. It’s great to hear that Arise Intensity Academy provides classes for soft skill training in the education industry.
With India being the central region of the youth bulge, it’s important to equip students with the necessary skills to succeed in the workforce and their personal lives. Soft skills should be considered just as important as technical skills and should be a mandatory part of any education curriculum.By developing interpersonal skills such as self-awareness, self-motivation, and self-discipline, students can improve their personal growth and become more confident in their abilities. Interpersonal skills such as effective communication, empathy, and teamwork can also help students build strong relationships, improve their social connectivity, and create a healthy and positive environment around them.Overall, soft skills training is an essential component of personal and professional development, and I’m glad to see institutes like Arise Intensity Academy taking steps to provide such training to students.