We all have seen how proficient technical people are in their field of work. But, we have also seen how cold and distant they could be when it comes to dealing with people. Obviously, technical abilities are the key to professional success, but soft skills like personal interaction and communication are also equally important. Every employee needs to develop interpersonal skills in order to work collaboratively with everyone on the team for organizational success. It is true that if every professional improves on their professional skills by 5-10%, they will add incremental value to the organization. But, it is equally true that if every individual learns to become a true leader, the impact on both the individual and organization can be huge! And, to become a great leader, you need to possess the best of soft skills. However, you must remember that what works for someone may not work for another. Therefore, every individual needs to try different methods. Here are some ways in which technical people can transform into soft skills superstars.
There are various ways in which one can train their employees for better productivity in the workplace. The most popular ones include internship training, apprenticeship training, on-the-job training, off-the-job training, and vestibule training. Before selecting a method, you must make sure which training method best suits your organization’s requirements. Check for the skills of candidates you have, time available, depth of knowledge, amount of capital that can be spent, etc. Let us take a look at each training method in detail.
Why would an executive opt for coaching? The basic reasons could be because he may be stuck up at a point and looking for a way to move the organization ahead where he can find nobody for assistance or discussion, or because he may be ready to bring about some change for improvement, but he may not be sure what the change should be. Executive coaching helps such executives to go from where they are, to where they want their organization to be, by utilizing a different perspective and reaching a definite goal.
In today’s global economy, having a team that is confident in the ways of the world is a necessity. This is why we see majority of large sized companies, and those that can afford it, sending their professionals abroad. However, such international assignments are not economical. In fact, expatriates cost double or triple times what they would cost in an equivalent position in their home country!