Top Reads Of The Week: Soft Skills Make Strong Organizations

Written by Isabelle Larche

Managing Director, Recruitment & Executive Search at Timeo-Performance
Published on 28-02-2020

In today’s fast-paced industry, competition is tough and staying relevant is of the utmost priority. But while performing our daily routines and task, we tend to neglect those working around us. We may be very good at what we do, but the era we live in now demands much more. That is where soft skills enter the picture.

Unlike hard skills that we hone and master with practice and upgrading, soft skills take a significantly different approach. Different in the sense that every experience is unique and no two ways can be applied to any particular situation. Also known as “people skills” or “interpersonal skills”, it involves progressing as a team towards better work experience.

This week, we’ll find out more about the importance of soft skills compared to hard skills and how it can benefit everybody in the workplace.

Hard Skills vs Soft Skills

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In this article, you can visualize and differentiate between hard and soft skills. Many working professionals have hard skills because it is necessary for a job but soft skills are even more relevant in making a difference in the industry. In conclusion, hard and soft skills are indeed complementary! So how do you then show your skills? And how can you find a job that is adapted to your skills? Read on to find out more.

The 7 Soft Skills You Need to be Successful

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To be truly successful, you need more than just expertise in your respective line of work. The cited number one soft-skill everyone feels is important is leadership. As leaders, we play a huge role in bringing our organization to the next level. Being the leader everyone looks up to is an amazing achievement. But being the leader the company and everyone needs is the key factor that drives the motivation for success. Find out more about leadership as well as other skills that will bring you closer to success.

Soft Skills are Vital if Low-Skilled Workers are to Thrive

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High-skilled workers are always receiving praise as the world sees innovation as a progressive success. Thus, low-skilled workers need to equip themselves with soft-skills to stand out and continue to excel even if they are not equipped with in-demand technical skills. By having a strong sense of leadership and teamwork, they will be on-par or even better when compared with their higher-skilled counterparts.

BONUS!

Strengthening Soft Skills | Andy Wible | TedxMuskegon

The word “soft” might come off as weak and unenergetic. But that is as far from the truth when it comes to utilizing soft-skills. It is essential to have a good command and variety of soft-skills to maintain a healthy and progressive working environment as well as life in general! Watch the video and benefit by real-life examples Andy Wible has to offer. It will be a great tool for all of us to apply in our daily life.

About Timeo-Performance

We were founded with a vision to improve the world of work for everyone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are in the Skills Business!

Through recruitment, training and consulting, Timeo-Performance provides solutions for increased performance of companies, teams, and individuals. As our clients are in the center of global business and often serve the APAC region, our solutions need to be sustainable in a multicultural and remote context.

Our joint venture with Akteos, the European leader in intercultural training, and partnership with digital learning solutions provider CrossKnowledge have therefore been organic and logical additions to our service. Timeo-Performance has been helping companies in APAC increase business performance since 2008 with offices in Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong.

We love what we do, feel the Timeo-Performance experience!

Timeo-Performance 150 Cecil Street #15-01 | Singapore 069543 | +65 6327 9218 | contact@timeo-performance.com | www.timeo-performance.com 

Isabelle Larche
Isabelle is a Human Performance expert, with over 10 years of professional recruitment experience, and 15 years of Business Management Consulting experience. Isabelle is the Vice President of the French Chamber of Commerce and Trade Counsellor (Singapore Chapter) to the French Embassy.

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