Friends, Workplace, Work relations, coworkers, soft skills, hard skills
WORKPLACE SUCCESS / 14 December 2016
Technical and Interpersonal Skills Crucial for Success in Today’s Workplace
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Jonathan Cula
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In today’s fast-paced, technology-driven workplace, achieving success and joy at work requires a set of technical and interpersonal skills, which perhaps weren’t as important several decades ago. The two main topics that I want to discuss in this post, is the importance of soft/hard and tech skills, as well as the importance of becoming friends with all of your colleagues at work.

First off, let’s touch upon friendships in the office. Befriending everyone at work is the smart thing to do. Besides for more potential likes on social media posts, and a larger friend list, there’s a serious advantage to being THAT guy at the office who everyone loves and gets along with. It would, although, be unrealistic to expect to get along with all of your colleagues on the first day. But, here are three reasons why you should go the extra mile to ensure you become friends with everyone at your workplace:

Social psychologist Robert F. Bales once said, "Effective teamwork will not take the place of knowing how to do the job or how to manage the work. Poor teamwork, however, can prevent effective final performance. And it can also prevent team members from gaining satisfaction in being a member of a team and the organization.”

 

Now, let's get into the meat and potatoes of the 21st century. Whether your job lies in the worlds of finance, medicine, sales, tech start-ups or anything in between, we all have an obligation to keep up with modern technology advancements in order to not fall behind and continue to prosper. Here are some soft and hard skills that will be crucial to your success in today’s workforce, no matter what industry:

 

Soft Skills:

Hard Skills:

Becoming friends with everyone at work and developing these skills is the type of investment that might not seem necessary at first, but can come with a tremendous payoff in the future. Creating an online profile is a great way to demonstrate your acquired skills and experience to potential employers and maintaining relationships with those in the workplace.

 

For a few more tips and tricks for meeting new people, please check out this great blog written by a colleague of mine, and for more exciting and helpful information on career building and networking, visit us at ProSky, and make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.