As we’ve seen in the previous
paragraphs, it is not just one skill that is needed. Personal development,
communication, and being technologically savvy are skills needed in the
workforce. When combined, these skills help create great leaders, create
positive work environments, and are technologically savvy. Even as the
workforce changes if you have these skills you will be successful no matter
that changes may come.
Technologically Savvy. In today’s
world technology is everywhere. As time passes more and more places become
digital. This means that more and more organizations are requiring you to be
familiar with computer applications. It is important to acquire basic IT
skills. This helps increase your employment opportunities and marketability in
Communication. Even before you begin
to work within a company you must demonstrate your ability to communicate. This
begins in the process of the interview. During this short period of time, you
must convince this company that you have the skills necessary for the job. If
you communicated well enough during the interview, it doesn’t end there.
Throughout your entire career this skill allows you to clearly state your
thoughts, ideas or opinions. When done correctly, communication allows you to
portray the message that that you are wanting to get across with less
misunderstanding. This in turn leads to less mistakes in the workplace and
helps those working with you know exactly what is expected of them. When
communication has been mastered, you have the ability influence others and
present ideas clearly. This allows for the best results possible. Everyone
around you knows what to expect of you and what you expect of them. Teamwork
becomes easier because you are clear in your ideas.
Personal development. Personal development
is an important skill in the workplace because it creates leaders. Personal development
isn’t just about wanting to grow within an organization. It is about having the
right attitude towards the people you work with and for the people you help.
When committed to personal development, you become a lifelong learner. Any fear of change is absent, you embrace
change, and are constantly evolving. Through personal development leaders learn
to avoid negative emotions like anger or stress, which in turn allows them to
be patient and adaptable. With these qualities they are better able to help
their fellow coworkers when a task may become difficult and allows cohesiveness
in the workplace. These leaders learn to accept any feedback they may receive
and progress at a much faster rate because of their constant yearn to learn.
Not only can they receive feedback, but they also know how to deliver feedback
to others. These leaders go on to
inspire others in the workplace to be better versions of themselves and
increase productivity in the workplace.
Many people have argued that the
skills needed to be successful in todays workforce have changed. However, in my
time that I have spent in the workplace, I’ve come to realize that some of the
simplest skills, are often missing. Simple behaviors like personal development,
communication, and being technologically savvy are just some of the skills that
are needed to be successful in the workplace.