The present world of digitalization expects dynamism from its competent workforce. To be able to create, innovate, and execute well is expected of the manpower being churned out of the knowledge centers. Besides tracking down academic and technical identifications which are industry –specific, development of Soft skills is the most decisive to become an effervescent and effective workforce in the current employment scenario. Regardless of the increase in the number of graduates in any field, it is reported that a great number of them are predicted to be unproductive   since they lack foundational soft skills. 

In the present-day development, soft skills clench the similar prominence as technical skills. It is not enough to be just   at what you do; it is correspondingly imperative to be able to communicate effectively what you know to your clients or employers. It has become quint essential to be able to work with people across the globe and a team consisting of a diverse group of people. The world has become awfully competitive and to achieve an edge over one’s peers, here are some of the essential soft skills one must nurture before heading towards   corporate world.

In a common parlance Soft Skills can be defined as a set of skills that may support an individual interact better with other people. “Soft skills” is a parasol word that embraces everything from social skills to communication skills to emotional intelligence and personal character traits. Soft skills are the work place attributes that enhance a person’s interactions, job performance and career prospectus.

 1. Communication skills

Both verbal and written communication skills play vital role in an employee’s career enhancement. These skills are of paramount prominence for making a decent first impression. The way you converse and interact will set the tenor for how people will look at you in your workplace. Indeed it is of immense help to work with a team when you can transfer your notions commendably. For all these reasons communication skills are appreciated by the employers. It makes the workplace environment more comfortable and efficient.

 2. Ductility 

  Ductility is a very valuable skill that must be present in employees in this competitive era. Flexibility and adaptability in the workplace go a long way in making you create an inordinate imprint on your boss. You may be leading your team on a project, but expectations may not go according to the desired plan. If you are nippy on your feet and can think of the out of the box finding immediate solutions, your place in the organization will be valued immeasurably. However, you must push yourself to be more adaptable in the workplace.

3. Conflict resolution

Basically man has been endowed the gift of thinking rand reasoning. When members of a team work together, there might be some differences of opinions. When conflict arises, an individual who assists in conflict resolution will stand out. Conflict resolution does not just deal with solving the problem. It is about de-escalating the situation while making sure both the parties involved are contented with the solution. It also means to ensure a conflict does not affect teamwork or the team’s productivity and output. This is one of the much needed skills in manufacturing sectors at present.

4. Leadership skills

In an industry set –up we define leadership as the ability to influence a group or a team toward the achievement of a vision or set of goals. The long-standing objective for anyone entering the workforce must be to become a good leader. Leadership skills can’t be achieved over night. Right from the school to the college to the workforce, one must make use of a chance to show case one’s skills as a good leader. Whether it is leading your school football team or organizing an event in your institute, one must start early when it comes to prove to be an outstanding leader. Employers expect this skill because they want a team that will ultimately be able to take the company forward. Manager’s plan ahead and an employee with good leadership skills is a payout for the company’s looming plans.

5. Teamwork

The ability to instantaneously execute as an individual and together with your colleagues or employees in effective teamwork is key for the triumph of growth and success. … In effect, teamwork is central and critical in order to accomplish the overall objectives and goals of an organization. As many CEOs of the organizations say, teamwork makes the dream work. For any good employer, making sure the employees work together symphonically is indispensable for the feat of the company. When employees can work together and pool their individual talents in one place, work can be accomplished more competently. The quality of your work will also mount when you work together and collaborate with your team members. Teamwork is an important skill that new employees often overlook. However, it is instrumental in helping you succeed at your job.

6. Problem-Solving Skills

When employers talk about problem-solving skills, they are often referring to the ability to handle complex business challenges in the workplace. Organizations trust on employees who could assess both kinds of circumstances and calmly ascertain solutions. Problem-solving means thinking ahead of time and planning for all the encounters one might combat at the workplace. Problem-solving is one of the most sought after skills in potential employees. The sooner you master that, the healthier it is. For new graduates, being well versed with soft skills, especially problem-solving, can help them get a foot in the door and pull ahead of their peers.

These people skills can mean the difference between leaving an internship empty-handed or with a full-time job offer. Begin refining these skills right now so that when you enter the corporate world, you are well prepared and ahead of the game.

Author :
Prof. Gireesh Yaralakattimath,
Assistant Professor, Department of MBA
Siddaganga Institute of Technology,
Tumakuru -572101, Karnataka, India.Email: ,

Mobile: 9663081501


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