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Hard Skills vs Soft Skills
Posted by Liz Fitzgibbon on
What’s the difference? Hard Skills – are teachable abilities or skill sets that are easy to quantify, for example a Degree or Certificate, proficiency in a foreign language, machine operation, typing speed. These ‘hard’ skills are often listed in your cover letter when applying for a job and are easy for an employer to recognise. Soft Skills – Also known as ‘people skills’ or ‘interpersonal skills’ are things like flexibility, leadership, communication, teamwork, time management, patience, motivation. It isn’t enough to just say that you possess a ‘soft skill’ so the best way to demonstrate that you possess a...
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The five characteristics of effective teams
Posted by Charlie Mernagh on
More and more organisations around the world are turning to teams as a key way of structuring their operations. Whether they be ongoing-work teams, self-directed teams, quality-action teams or whatever, interest in how to build and maintain effective teams is increasing. For a team to be effective in what it does, and how it does it, five key characteristics must be present. The absence of any of these characteristics will pinpoint what a team needs to do to improve.