Employer Insights

5 Valuable Skills for Success in the Workplace

Posted by Jamie
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Effective time management.

In the workplace, an individual has with many deadlines, orders and tasks that need to be completed at a set time. In these situations, time management skills are essential to stay on top of things. Being conscious about how you spend your time will give you a better idea on how to manage your time and identifying what tasks are wasting your time. Become more productive, efficient and less stressed, to provide more time for other tasks.

 

Build and improve relationships in the workplace.

The running of the workplace relies on the strength of relationships, as each person’s role in an organisation directly affects others. Building good relationships provides many benefits such as teams who strive for high performance, employees who support each other and provides colleagues with a collective sense of belonging.

 

Increasing your knowledge of the industry, competitors, and customers.

Knowledge means power and it helps you always stay ahead of your competitors which will benefit the growth of your organisation. Gathering information through training, attending networking events and studying, will help you keep up to date and increase your knowledge of your industry. Observing your competitors to learn strengths and weaknesses will help assist you gaining the upper hand.

 

Developing your emotional intelligence.

Emotional intelligence is a valuable behaviour to be able to understand not just your emotions but the emotions of your colleagues, employees or customers. It improves communication with others if you are capable of understanding and relating to their emotions, which gives you the opportunity to implement a specific course of action. You must be self-aware because understanding your emotions and reactions to them, will help when understanding others.

 

Learning to listen effectively.

Learning to listen to people will provide you with important information and details that will help you cater to your customers’ needs, better. To improve your listening skills, you have to make a conscious effort to concentrate and focus on the person talking to you, until it becomes a natural habit. Body language is also included in communication and paying attention to certain body language cues, will help you recognise unspoken signals and interpret important information.