“Soft skills” enable employees to do their job well, in addition to whatever “hard skills” they have learned. Especially for companies undergoing digital transformation, it is important that employees have a set of soft skills to solve problems, get things done, and manage change. The article below mentions 7 soft skills for IT leaders: critical thinking, communication, creativity, collaboration, emotional intelligence, flexibility and adaptability, productivity and accountability. Do you think these skills are important for employees undergoing digital transformation in companies nowadays?
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IT Building digital transformation teams require a lot of soft skills. Technical skills, also known as Hard Skills, are relatively easy to acquire with the help of some courses, while Soft skills, such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and so on, require experience. When a company embarks on a digital transformation, this experience is invaluable because new issues arise at every step.
When I first started working for a multinational firm, I realized how important soft skills were since they placed a higher priority on developing them by hosting frequent design thinking workshops. I believe that in order to be successful in one’s career, one needs to possess both soft and technical abilities.
But, do you believe Softskill is truly crucial for junior-level employees who don’t contribute much to the company’s management and strategic decisions?