September 22, 2017
Are your social skills helping you to advance your career? This is an important question to consider as you seek out new opportunities and develop your personal brand.
Today’s employers hire not only for technical skills but the right attitude as well, and well-honed social skills help people to feel comfortable with you and enjoy working with you, says Rosanne Thomas, president of Protocol Advisors, Inc.
Thomas, the author of Excuse Me: The Survival Guide to Modern Business Etiquette (AMACOM, 2017), discusses the value of business etiquette and social skills with AMA’s Edgewise podcast series. She points out that many jobs will become redundant in the coming decade due to advancements in technology. To stand out, people will need to be “more human.”
“How are you going to distinguish yourself? It’s going to be through your people skills,” Thomas said.
Building social skills in the workplace
Thomas offers these tips on honing your social skills at work:
For more information on workplace etiquette, listen to the podcast with Rosanne Thomas.
Visit AMA Edgewise for podcasts on a variety of business and management topics.