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Social skills are the skills we use to understand, communicate and interact with each other, both verbally and non-verbally, through worlds, gestures, body language, our personal appearance, images, behavior, and other means.

The process of learning social skills is called socialization.

Social science is any branch of academic study or science that deals with human behaviour in its social and cultural aspects.

Social psychology is the academic discipline that does research related to social skills and studies how skills are learned by an individual through changes in attitude, thinking, and behavior.

Social entrepreneurship is the process of pursuing suitable solutions to social problems.

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A social skill is any competence facilitating interaction and communication with others where social rules and relations are created, communicated, and changed in verbal and nonverbal ways. The process of learning these skills is called socialization. Lack of such skills can cause social awkwardness.

Interpersonal skills are the acts a person uses to interact with, and relate to, others; they are related to the categories of dominance vs. submission, love vs. hate, affiliation vs. aggression, and control vs. autonomy (Leary, 1957). Positive interpersonal skills include persuasion, active listening, delegation, and stewardship, among others. Social psychology is the academic discipline that does research related to social skills and studies how skills are learned by an individual through changes in attitude, thinking, and behavior.

Social skills are the tools that enable people to communicate, learn, ask for help, get needs met in appropriate ways, get along with others, make friends, develop healthy relationships, protect themselves, and in general, be able to interact with the society harmoniously.[1] Social skills build essential character traits like trustworthiness, respectfulness, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. These traits help build an internal moral compass, allowing individuals to make good choices in thinking and behaviour, resulting in social competence.

The important social skills identified by the Employment and Training Administration are:[citation needed]

Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Mentoring Teaching and helping others how to do something (e.g. a study partner).
Negotiation Discussion aimed at reaching an agreement.
Persuasion The action or fact of persuading someone or of being persuaded to do or believe something.
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to evolve compassionately and grow psycho-socially with people.
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and able to respond in an understanding manner.
Social skills are goal oriented with both main goals and sub-goals.[2] For example, a workplace interaction initiated by a new employee with a senior employee will first contain a main goal. This will be to gather information, and then the sub-goal will be to establish a rapport in order to obtain the main goal.[3] Takeo Doi in his study of consciousness distinguished this as tatemae, meaning conventions and verbal expressions and honne, meaning true motive behind the conventions.

 
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Hard Skills make you eligible.

Soft skills make you desirable.

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Soft Skills

Soft skills are a cluster of productive capabilities that characterize one's relationships in a social environment. It is an umbrella term for skills under three key functional elements: achievement know-how, people skills, and social skills.

Importance of Soft Skills

As business is people, soft skills are more important than hard skills because they are the foundation of thinking, cooperation, management, innovation, marketing, etc. The influence of soft skills on the outcome of business activities depends on the circumstances in which the business activity takes place.

Development of Soft Skills

The development of soft skills is much more difficult than the development of hard skills. While hard skills can be learned studying from a book or from trainings, development of soft skills needs a combination of environment and other people to be mastered. It requires addressing multi-dimensional challenges, actively interacting with others on an ongoing basis and being willing to learn from all sorts of feedback both verbal and situational.

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Enumeration and categorization
Social skills are the tools that enable people to communicate, learn, ask for help, get needs met in appropriate ways, get along with others, make friends, develop healthy relationships, protect themselves, and in general, be able to interact with the society harmoniously.[1] Social skills build essential character traits like trustworthiness, respectfulness, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. These traits help build an internal moral compass, allowing individuals to make good choices in thinking and behaviour, resulting in social competence.

The important social skills identified by the Employment and Training Administration are:[citation needed]

Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Mentoring Teaching and helping others how to do something (e.g. a study partner).
Negotiation Discussion aimed at reaching an agreement.
Persuasion The action or fact of persuading someone or of being persuaded to do or believe something.
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to evolve compassionately and grow psycho-socially with people.
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and able to respond in an understanding manner.
Social skills are goal oriented with both main goals and sub-goals.[2] For example, a workplace interaction initiated by a new employee with a senior employee will first contain a main goal. This will be to gather information, and then the sub-goal will be to establish a rapport in order to obtain the main goal.[3] Takeo Doi in his study of consciousness distinguished this as tatemae, meaning conventions and verbal expressions and honne, meaning true motive behind the conventions.[4]
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First Impressionism

First Impressionism is a new vital art & science introduced by and taught at the Innompic University.

Knowing how to make a great first impression is a key to lasting positive social interactions. First Impression contests pioneered by Innompic Games (see best examples and videos) help people − adults (examples: female; male), kids (example), teams (example) − master this highly important social skill.

Leadership

Soft skills form the basis of successful leadership and are, therefore, highly important for those in leading positions. Leaders are to inspire, to provide a strategic direction, to align, motivate and energize people in order to achieve desired goals. Leadership is a process of influence through a series of interactions between a leader and their followers. In order to be effective in these roles, the leader has to possess relevant soft skills.

Communication

Effective communication inside the company is the foundation of successful business activities. Communication allows employees at all levels to coordinate their actions to achieve a common objective.

Cross-Cultural Competency

A globally connected world is a key driver of structural change for the global workforce.

The diversity of stakeholders is an important point to consider. Employee, customers, partners, competitors are all made up of people of different ethnical backgrounds, who have different views, perceptions, beliefs, and values.

Innovation became a systemic phenomenon. It is achieved through synergizing diversities and is increasingly more dependent on the collaboration between actors from different cultural backgrounds who combine their own perceptions, thinking habits and expertise to create something new. This happens on all levels − individual, team, institutional. Diversity of thought increases creativity and, with it, the innovation potential of individuals, teams, corporations and joint ventures.

Business activities that take place abroad emphasize the importance of cultural intelligence and effective cross-cultural communication between the business and local people. Unless company representatives have good understanding of the local traditions and values, they might behave in such a way that is considered offensive or inappropriate in another culture and facilitate conflict, putting the whole local business at risk. In order to effectively perform business activities in a different cultural setting, company representatives must possess such soft skills, as sociocultural competence and empathy.

 

Groundbreaking Soft Skills empower you to create remarkable positive change in yourself, your organization and its business.