Some people think the only thing that matters is whether or not an individual can come up with the correct solution to a problem. In the current global economy the solution is very important, but not as important as how well the solution can be sold. Soft skills are very important and in the remainder of this article I will explain why.
Why are soft skills important?
The following are three reasons why soft skills are important:
- The outsourcing in the global economy.
- Opening lines of communication.
- Creating a comparative advantage.
The outsourcing in the global economy
In the current global economy everything that can be outsourced is outsourced. The labor markets in foreign countries are relatively inexpensive compared to those in the United States. Due to the cost savings created from outsourcing, jobs within the United States have been lost. In the current state, employees must have the soft skills to retain their jobs. The soft skills give the individual workers the advantage over the foreign workers. The soft skills bring the product or service to life and help to develop loyalty. [Read more…] about Why Are Soft Skills Necessary?