5 Skills To Develop As An Employee


Today’s organization is looking for people who will bring about changes in the general scheme of things. Every organization is looking for ways to grow and reach the top of the industry ladder. Nowadays, emotions and sentiments does not rule the organization anymore. Instead, it is ruled by value, skills, and the ability to deliver.

As a result of this, it is vital to avail yourself in the place of value. Today’s market place is highly competitive and it is not what it used to be, therefore as an employee, the only way to meet up is to develop the skills that is required by every organization so that you can continue to deliver.

Here are 5 skills you must develop as an employee

  1. COMMUNICATION SKILLS- The ability to communicate effectively is the most important skill in life. Communication is the act of transferring information from one place to another. It may be oral, written, printed or digitized. Communication can be through a book, magazine, website or emails, body language, hand gestures etc. How effectively you can transfer information using any of these methods is a measure of how good your communication skills are. Employee communication can be in the following forms
  • Writing reports, keeping journals and recording information
  • Speaking properly, clearly expressing ideas and stating opinions
  • Reading a variety of resources and translating them into useful bits
  • Listening to directions, orders and information
  1. RESEARCH SKILLS- Research is the ability to provide in depth information and advice on a given topic. Many jobs require adequate research of the field, competitors, market etc. being able to find good sources and pen them down effectively is a necessary skill to develop in the market place. Good research skills include
  • Critical thinking
  • Collecting information
  • Analyzing information from various sources
  • Organizing information
  • Asking questions and finding connections
  1. THINKING SKILLS- Everybody has thinking skills, but not ever body use them effectively. Thinking skills are the mental activities used to process information, make decisions, form opinions and create new ideas. Often times, thinking just happens automatically, but there are a lot of times when you are required to consciously think and bring out ideas. Thinking skills involves
  • Learning new information
  • Processing and understanding information
  • Sharing and utilizing what you learn
  • Putting pieces together to create something new
  • Think before acting and taking action
  1. SELF-MANAGEMENT SKILLS- Self management means behaving in the proper way wherever you are, taking responsibility for your own actions and doing things as correctly as you can. It’s simply making a choice to do more than you need to do to bring out the best. The following are self-management keys
  • Managing your behavior especially when you interact with others
  • Focus on your work and complete it at the required time
  • Taking initiative by thinking for yourself and taking action when needed
  • Plan your time and prepare well for the tasks at hand
  • Accountability and taking responsibility
  1. SOCIAL SKILLS- 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 non-verbal ways. Social skills include
  • Trying out new roles
  • Listening and taking turns
  • Taking responsibility for your actions
  • Showing respect to others
  • Resolving conflict by listening to both sides
  • Cooperating in a group and sharing resources
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