soft skills are human skills

Harold Jarche

What are often referred to as ‘soft skills’ are becoming more important than traditional hard skills. First of all, work in networks requires different skills than in controlled hierarchies. Work Skills. Soft skills are becoming more important than hard skills.

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more than re-skilling

Harold Jarche

It reminded me of advice that Lilia Efimova gave fifteen years ago — on which I based I my own PKM framework — which is a broader approach to workplace learning than merely looking at work from a training or re-skilling perspective. “To Why should re-skilling be an individual activity?

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soft skills are permanent skills

Harold Jarche

Are soft skills the new hard skills? I would suggest that hard skills are really temporary skills. Soft skills are permanent ones. In a recent New York Times article the company LinkedIn had identified a number of currently in-demand skills. HARD SKILLS.

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My Big Beef With The Term “Soft Skills”

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: There is no such thing as "soft skills." Dan's Related Posts: LinkedIn Skills – Useful or Useless? Docking Employee Pay to Improve Their Skills is Dubious if not Dumb. leadership linkedin professional development soft skillsWhy do companies keep using the term? For every fall there is a spring in our step. My Definition of Work and an Update on Book Two.

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LinkedIn Skills – Useful or Useless?

Dan Pontefract

LinkedIn Skills. LinkedIn itself states the following: LinkedIn Skills & Endorsements helps you discover the expertise that other professionals have. You can: Add a skill to the Skills & Endorsements section of your profile from the Edit Profile page.

Developing learning to learn skills

Clark Quinn

So I thought I’d rant, for a post, on what is involved in developing learning to learn skills. What are learning to learn skills? Most importantly, you have to develop the skills. Develop learning t0 learn skills consciously, and conscientiously.

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Jobs, Skills and Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

71% of Americans with a college education or more said that they have the right skills to succeed in the 21st century, compared to 42% of those with a high school education or less. A few numbers illustrate this skills and education premium.

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digital workforce skills

Harold Jarche

Dion Hinchcliffe asks What Are the Required Skills for Today’s Digital Workforce? and provides an image that addresses a good spectrum of skills for the network era. I would like to add my perspective to each of these seven digital workplace skills.

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digital transformation skills

Harold Jarche

In looking at Oscar’s expanded canvas I see that digital transformation – the ability to work in a networked ecosystem – requires three interdependent skill-sets. The foundation for these skills is a democratic organization based on loose hierarchies and strong networks.

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Turning Talent into Skills and Skills into Success

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Where skills are really needed - I appreciate what other countries have done. Africa is facing a bigger skills training challenge. Africa;s skills development must be directly reflated to economic structures. We need the basic skills.

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Network Era Skills

Harold Jarche

The core skills for this emerging workplace are: 1) working & learning out loud 2) cooperating, 3) collaborating, and 4) connected leadership. Developing these skills, like adding value to information, takes time and practice.

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Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How will these relentless advances in technology and automation affect the balance between humans and machines in the workplace, and the skill composition of future jobs? . Complementarity across skills has increased, boosting the need for worker flexibility.

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Sense-making Skills

Harold Jarche

They enable people to start small, and develop initial curation skills, but they are not enough. The most difficult part of personal knowledge mastery is developing a sense-making routine.

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“the number one critical skill set”

Harold Jarche

The more I am out there chatting to clients, the more I realise that your PKM approach is the number one critical skill set. “Imagine you’re trying to fix a problem, dealing with a crisis, or even just replying to someone, responding to a query, thinking about a possible solution.

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Jobs, Skills and Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

71% of Americans with a college education or more said that they have the right skills to succeed in the 21st century, compared to 42% of those with a high school education or less. It found that employment growth was highest in occupations requiring higher social or analytical skills, - those skills we most associate with a college education. A few numbers illustrate this skills and education premium.

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Structures, skills and tools

Harold Jarche

The innovative work structures required for complex economies need to be supported by skilled workers with the right tools. Modelling collaboration skills throughout the enterprise is even better. Structures + Skills + Tools.

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The Growing Value of Social Skills

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read a very interesting paper, The Growing Importance of Social Skills in the Labor Market , by Harvard professor David Deming. Since 2000, the growth of high-skill jobs has markedly slowed down.

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Net Work Skills

Harold Jarche

With social media, anyone can easily create digital content and collaborate with others without any special programming skills. And the kinds of skills needed for all professionals today are not so much specific social media platforms, but rather changes in attitudes and perspective.

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4 Ways to Make Your Management Skills More Effective

Online Personality Tests

Here are some skills you can sharpen to boost your leadership skills and help your team be more effective and increase results. By developing these four management skills, a good leader is on the journey to becoming a great leader. More Tools to Develop Your Management Skills.

6 Ways to Develop Your Leadership Skills

Online Personality Tests

Developing your leadership skills and abilities is a lifelong pursuit. Here are 6 of the best strategies to help you improve your leadership skills. It might seem backward, that giving would allow you to develop your leadership skills. Good Leaders Are Good Learners.

6 Ways to Develop Your Leadership Skills

KCC Business Psychology

Developing your leadership skills and abilities is a lifelong pursuit. Here are 6 of the best strategies to help you improve your leadership skills. It might seem backward, that giving would allow you to develop your leadership skills. Good Leaders Are Good Learners.

it’s not a skills gap

Harold Jarche

The lack of skills is not the main problem facing most organizations today, in spite of what many managers and executives might say. Researchers Dave Swenson and Liesl Eathington identified several factors contributing to hiring challenges, but a widespread lack of skilled workers was not one them … The Iowa researchers’ conclusion?

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Flatter hierarchies require deeper skills

Harold Jarche

In an interconnected work environment, people with only broad skills are no longer required. People with general management skills are becoming less valuable to the organization. You need to have business skills in addition to general ones. The writing is on the wall.

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4 Ways to Make Your Management Skills More Effective

KCC Business Psychology

Here are some skills you can sharpen to boost your leadership skills and help your team be more effective and increase results. By developing these four management skills, a good leader is on the journey to becoming a great leader. More Tools to Develop Your Management Skills.

The skills gap is a learning gap

Harold Jarche

We don’t even know what skills to prepare for, but most people agree that we all need to keep on learning if we wish to remain relevant at work, in our professions, or in life. Empty platitudes about “upgrading skills” and “investing in our people” will not suffice.

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Collaboration and community skills are the new workplace skills

Jane Hart

OK, these skills are not actually “new” – they’ve always been present – but perhaps they have not always been as visible as they should have been, as Oscar Berg explains in The collaboration pyramid (or iceberg).

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Service Design Soft Skill Builder: Empathy

Adaptive Path

I fundamentally believe empathy is a foundational soft skill in design practice. And in service design–with its aim to connect and orchestrate people outside, inside, and across organizations–empathy is the first skill I recommend to people 2 to build and sharpen.

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Skills 2.0 redux

Harold Jarche

What do you think are Skills 2.0, or perhaps even Skills 3.0, Here is the article, Skills 2.0 (PDF). We are now in the second week of our Summer Camp on informal and social learning. The first week’s assignment was to read and comment on an article I wrote in 2008.

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Service Design Soft Skill Builder: Empathy

Adaptive Path

I fundamentally believe empathy is a foundational soft skill in design practice. And in service design–with its aim to connect and orchestrate people outside, inside, and across organizations–empathy is the first skill I recommend to people 2 to build and sharpen.

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Those hard soft-skills

Harold Jarche

Tweet Soft skills , especially collaboration and networking, will become more important than traditional hard skills. Smart employers have always focused more on attitude than any specific skill-set because they know they can train for a lack of skills and knowledge. Soft skills require time, mentoring, informal learning and management support. Soft skills for the networked workplace are foundational competencies. So what are these so-called softs skills?

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Basic Skills for Net Work

Harold Jarche

How can I develop and improve critical thinking skills? >> >> net work skills. We are starting the online PKM Workshop this week, with a free webinar on 5 September.

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Leadership Skills: Motivate for Success

Online Personality Tests

The post Leadership Skills: Motivate for Success appeared first on Online Personality Tests. Great Leaders Create Great Leaders. We’ve all faced the temptation as leaders to simply direct people by letting them know what we need done.

Close the Retail Skills Gap with an Online Learning Platform

TOPYX LMS

Retail skills are critical to the success of both a retail worker and a company, but many people lack these skills. This has created a skills gap in the retail sector.

Analytics Training Isn’t Enough, Skill, re-skill and re-skill again, Hone Your Data B t Detector, and more

Jane Hart

MWL Newsletter No 25: News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 30 July – 5 August 2017. Social learning

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Co-operation: from soft skill to hard skill

Harold Jarche

What are known as soft skills , like getting along with others, are becoming much more important than commonly known hard skills. Work in networks requires different skills than in directed hierarchies, which have nurtured these CEO’s for the past decades.

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Hard numbers on soft skills

Jay Cross

Has key technical skills that help him or her advise the team. Google is all about the numbers. Questioning the value of management, the Googlers founded Project Oxygen to investigate the characteristics of successful and less successful managers. Employee surveys and performance reviews pinpointed eight key behaviors of the company’s most effective managers. A good manager: 1. Is a good coach.

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Building the new skills of the connected workplace

Jane Hart

Developing, supporting, and encouraging people to use a range of new social workplace skills will be just as important. Becoming a successful business in the networked era will require more than just the adoption of social technologies.

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Learnlets » Teacher Skills

Clark Quinn

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Is Gen Y Missing Face-to-Face Social Skills?

Nine Shift

But Gen Y will catch up with in-person social skills. Well, the answer is yes. You can't pioneer an online culture without some face-to-face deficits. Here's a popular meme (it's great) Willie sent me that makes clear Gen Y understands you can't achieve everything online

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Digital Learning Skills for the Networked Age (Online Workshop)

Jane Hart

Next public workshop runs Part A: 13 October – 7 November 2014 (4 weeks) Part B: 24 November – 19 December (4 weeks) In this fast moving age, it is no longer just about studying existing bodies of knowledge and acquiring existing skills in formal courses but adopting a new set of learning strategies to […].

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New skills for the learning professional in changing times #chat2lrn

Jane Hart

Yesterday’s live Twitter chat #chat2lrn was about New skills for changing times. “If Learning Professionals are to rise to these challenges, one of the key issues is the skills required to meet the needs of an ever more complex environment.

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Year Zero: The Future of Communication Skills in Corporations

Dan Pontefract

The very basic skill of communication is changing right before our ears. So what relevance does this have to the behaviour of human interaction and our own employment of communication skills?

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Bridging the World’s Knowledge Divide: Technology + Competition, Skills and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It requires strengthening the analog foundations of the digital revolution - competition, education (skills), and institutions - that directly affect the ability of businesses, people, and governments to take full advantage of their digital investments.” .

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