The importance of soft skills in often undervalued in the workplace with far less training provided for these than hard skills. Employees generally understand the value of managing time, using initiative, communicating well and being assertive but having the understanding to apply these can often require additional training and development before they can implement these skills effectively in the workplace.
We appeal to employers look at their workforce and look for the soft skills gap. Its only when you see the gap will you recognise the true potential progression that is possible when that gap is filled.
Work is not being completed on time – SKILLS GAP – Time management
Good time managers know how to schedule and prioritise tasks and projects, allocating the relevant time to complete assignments, allowing time for changes to occur and be able to manage any challenges as they come along.
Projects and tasks completed wrong – SKILLS GAP – Active Listening
Communicating wells means that you listen effectively, making an effort to understand what people are saying and asking appropriate questions to help clarify the information being shared.
Having managers but no real leader – SKILLS GAP – Leadership Skills
Strong leaders offer direction, inspire and motivate those around them to success rather than demand, instruct and control. A strong leader will help develop other team members, teaching and engaging which promotes a continuous organisational improvement.
Team working non-collaboratively towards different goals – SKILLS GAP – Team Player
Effective team players share ideas and responsibility, working co-operatively and being respectful of others creating a dynamic and progressive environment in which to work.
Can Runway Training help fill the gap?
Runway Training deliver soft skill courses across Kent, Sussex and Surrey for organisations of all sizes promoting development in areas of need. Delivering bespoke courses which are tailored to your requirements. Courses range from 1 day development workshops to 5 day residential programmes.