Irrespective of the professional qualification and apart from the domain knowledge, today's professionals need to possess a high Soft Skills quotient in order to succeed in this competitive era. Hard skills contribute to only 15% of one’s success while remaining 85% is made by soft skill (Watts M and Watts R. K, 2008). In spite of such great relevance of soft skills in the present corporate world some of the institutions are yet to introduce soft skills in their curriculum. There is a dire need of incorporating soft skills trainings in their curriculum, to ensure commendable
Stereotyping in jobs is not helpful for the workplace to be better. It doesn’t mean that women can’t do what men can do. All of us must be equal, not being stereotyped, because people have their own skills and strong to do all things. Negative effects on gender roles. According to Sophie Wallace, a member of Girlguiding’s advocate panel, society needs to understand that gender stereotypes is a barrier to progress.
However, an equally compelling argument is that social skill is fundamental to all aspects of work, and thus it should be a strong predictor of both task and contextual dimensions of job performance. Specifically, social skill affects the quality and the quantity of work (i.e., core task performance) in jobs in which work is accomplished with the assistance of others. For example, workers high in social skill are likely to be
But beyond these job-specific technical skills, certain skills are nearly universally sought by employers. Quest Staffing Solutions (QSS), (2014) stated that practical work experience is also crucial for attaining the appropriate skills and for future employment prospects. The young generation who are ready to enter the workforce require any opportunity for practical skills transfer and experience through public and private sector training, learner-ships and internships. Singh and Singh, (2008) argued that many graduates leave universities with insufficient soft skills and understanding which are necessary to succeed in the working world. Pauw, Oosthuizen and Van der Westhuizen (2008) stated that while unemployment among low-skilled labour market participants remains stubbornly high, a severe shortage of skilled workers exists.
Being that men and women are in different subcultures and both men and women work together, it is crucial that they are able to communicate without confrontation or the possibility of offending and discriminating against the other gender. Females do comprise a large portion of organizations, but workplace equality is a large problem, according to research done by the U.S. Department of Labor "females hold only two to three percent of top management and their median weekly earnings are 25 percent less than similarly employed males" (Amason & Allen, 1997, p. 956). Employees in the workplace regardless of their gender learn to value different communication styles or "cultures" to better understand their job and what is expected of them. Gender differences within the organizations have the ability to hurt the organization but can also help the organization, because there are differences in how the genders communicate, organizations are able to gain different perspectives and input as males and females think and communicate differently. Males in the workplace are more likely to be more assertive, competitive, goal oriented, and tend to be problem solvers when giving their opinion or exchanging important information.
Yet they still keep spending their time and resource to develop their technical skill but not on the workplace skill and their attitudes. In my opinion, I believe that men should learn and redevelop their true obstacles in order to success. So, what are these skills and attitudes? 21st century often known as the knowledge age, it is new so we will need to have different skill to survive well in the workplace. First, they required basic academic or knowledge skill in 21st century workplace.
Today organizations are paying more attention on managers’ people skills. Historically in the field of project management so called hard skills have overruled the management behavioural. Lately research has focused on finding success factors of projects and it is recognized that soft skills are an important success factors in order for the project
The acknowledgement of ‘soft skills’ to women has both positive and negative ramifications for women. From one perspective, it might serve to raise the status and value of women in management but it additionally works in ways that add to women’s underestimation in management. In this manner ladies need to be more practical and important supporters of the senior management in development, not by doing low- paid work on essential jobs, pushing through the ‘glass walls’ to become leaders in their own particular
Organizations are increasingly emphasizing teamwork or as a source of competitive advantage in a diverse workforce. Every person must be treated equally when it comes to obtaining a job, improving in their career, and being treated fairly in the workplace. In fact, we realize this is not the case. Unfortunately, our reality is unfair treatment when it comes to an individual's gender, race, culture, ethnic origin, lifestyle etc. These discriminations still exist in salary decisions, hiring and so on.
When entering the social work profession, their many different values to learn. And one is our private opinions that we must put aside for professional ones. This means that everyone’s beliefs, ethnic background and religion are wrong in each other eye sight because we have all different views on what we believe in, and how we need to live our lives. According to competency two engage diversity and difference in practice Social workers understand how diversity and difference characterize and shape the human experience and are critical to the formation of identity. The dimensions of diversity are understood as the intersectionality of multiple factors including but not limited to age, class, color, culture, disability and ability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, immigration status, marital status, political ideology, race, religion/spirituality, sex, sexual orientation, and tribal sovereign status.