Mar '22

The IUP Journal of Soft Skills

Focus

In general, employers have always placed great emphasis on technical skills. However, today, employers are looking for soft skills in the prospective candidates. Undoubtedly, soft skills will make a huge difference to individual effectiveness today. The paper, "Importance of Imbibing Soft Skills in Children from a Tender Age" by Manishankar Chakraborty, provides a general road map to inculcate the desired soft skills right from childhood. The paper illustrates a case in which parents use simple tools to inculcate and develop soft skills.

In this modern age, it is increasingly evident that the skills that make an employee effective are of paramount importance. No matter how tempted the institutions are to ignore employment skills, their importance is increasing by leaps and bounds. The paper, "Transforming Learning: Develop Leaders One Child at a Time" by Ivaturi Murali Krishna, draws our attention to the core principles of the New Education Policy and shows how it attempts to impart quality education.

No leader can be effective if he or she attempts to handle all the tasks for an organization owing to its complexity and specialization. Hence, an ability and willingness to delegate certain responsibility to the subordinates is an indispensable ability of leaders today. Such efforts to effectively delegate responsibilities yields immense benefit to the organization. The last paper, "The Art and Science of Delegation" by Revathi Turaga, presents an excellent view of the art of delegation and its long-lasting impact on the organization. The paper also looks at the effective process of delegation by proposing an interesting 12C framework.

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The Role of Psychology in Human Resource Management: A Study of the Changing Needs in Managing Workforce in Organizations
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Social Media Platforms and the Paradigm Shift in Interpersonal Communication
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The Importance of Presentation Skills for Employability
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Importance of Imbibing Soft Skills in Children from a Tender Age
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Transforming Learning: Develop Leaders One Child at a Time
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The Art and Science of Delegation
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The Role of Psychology in Human Resource Management: A Study of the Changing Needs in Managing Workforce in Organizations
Astha Gupta and Nitu Saxena

Corporate employees across the world come from diversified cultural backgrounds with different personalities and work together. Is it easy to work in such an environment? This diversification comes up with two aspects: one in which the environment can affect humanity and society at large; and on the other hand, it can bring a major positive change in the personality of individuals. However, what matters is the mindset of an individual, as an employee's psychology could make the organization successful. This study focuses on the physiological aspects of human resources which would help in building the organizational culture. It describes how the important problems can be addressed by adopting the tenets of fantastic psychology to align HR with the adaptations which are taking place in jobs and the economic arena. The paper shows a fundamental reconsideration of HRM problems and gives the utility of fantastic psychology as a possible solution.


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Social Media Platforms and the Paradigm Shift in Interpersonal Communication
Sonal Sharma

The arrival of new technology has transformed communication leading to the growth of social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. These platforms provide a link to the people to connect globally living in any corner of the world within no time. At the same time, the excess use of technology-enabled communication has impacted interpersonal face-to-face communication adversely. The study concentrates on the impact of social media on interpersonal communication and the changing dynamics of interpersonal communication among young adults especially college-going students. The research focuses on whether the use of social media is beneficial for enhancing interpersonal communication or impacting it negatively. Using narrative analysis technique, the results reveal different impacts on the communication skills and social skills of youngsters. Users have primarily used the social media platforms for recreation purposes, and gradually it has substituted face-to-face communication. The study concludes that the users consider that social media platforms have impacted their day-to-day communication processes and they perceive it as a natural activity. Also, social media has changed the entire dynamics of communication.


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The Importance of Presentation Skills for Employability
Vinay Kumar Pandey, Rashika Shukla and Sneha Pandey

The ability to communicate effectively to a person or a crowd is known as presentation skills, which provide the essential tools for implementing change, collaborating effectively, presenting information at professional meetings, or communicating in the corporate or educational arena. However, many recent graduates are not found to be equipped with these particular skills. They are a part of the soft skills that are deemed essential for job seekers today. Presentations necessitate a thorough understanding of the topic, strategic planning, awareness of the audience, a strong grasp of voice modulation, adequate knowledge of nonverbal functions, time management, mastery of communication, active listening, and good reading habits. This paper assists students and entry-level employees in comprehending self-evaluation, facts, fear of public speaking, presentation structure, body language, verbal delivery, personal appearance, and common mistakes to avoid during presentations.


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Importance of Imbibing Soft Skills in Children from a Tender Age
Manishankar Chakraborty

Soft skills form the backbone of professional and personal success and are being given due importance now. However, for them to be cultivated appropriately, children must practice them quite early, so that the actual significance of soft skills can be understood at a young age. This would help them to develop the right blend of hard and soft skills, making them more mature in every sphere of life quite early. The paper presents a case of how parents can use simple tools to develop soft skills in their children while tracking their developmental activities throughout the career development sojourn.


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Transforming Learning: Develop Leaders One Child at a Time
Ivaturi Murali Krishna

The New Education Policy (NEP) is a complete overhaul of the teaching-learning process. Today, it is no longer a teacher-centric approach, but rather a holistic learner-centric approach with the focus on creative potential. The policy stresses on the core principles, wherein schools develop not just cognitive skills in children but also foundational skills such as critical thinking and problem solving in addition to social and emotional skills referred to as soft skills, which include cultural awareness and empathy, perseverance and grit, teamwork, leadership, communication, etc. (Yadav, 2022). The policy is both global and local in its intent and outlook. Its topmost agenda is quality education and strengthening its foundations, besides catering to the educational requirements of the most disadvantaged. Children are the future nation builders. They should be taught how to find their voice and inspire others to find theirs. Leader in Me, Teach for India and Make a Difference (MAD) are initiatives attempting to develop a holistic child and bring home the concept-'It takes a village to raise a child.'


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The Art and Science of Delegation
Revathi Turaga

In today's corporate world, many a time, delegation is considered akin to assigning a task. As a process, delegation can take time and effort from the manager's side to train the team members. So many managers tend to shy away from it by just handing over the tasks and projects to their team members. Learning the appropriate process to delegate, however, has a long-lasting positive impact on the results and hence must be followed. This paper looks at not only the importance and process of delegation, but also the various nuances of every single parameter to consider while delegating, through an author-written 12C framework.


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