Dec '20


The IUP Journal of Soft Skills

ISSN: 0973-8479

A 'peer reviewed' journal indexed on Cabell's Directory,
and also distributed by EBSCO and Proquest Database

It is a quarterly journal focusing on the application of various concepts of communication and behavioral aspects of personal effectiveness including Organizational Communication (Corporate Communication), Interpersonal Communication and Global Communication. It would also address issues on Stress and Attitudes and aims to be a medium of expression and exchange of ideas among soft skills trainers that would be of interest to academicians and industry professionals.

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Focus Areas
  • Business Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Active Listening
  • Role Understanding
  • Leadership
  • Aligning Attitudes to Organizational Culture
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Counseling and Mentoring
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Article   Price (₹) Buy
Blended Learning of Soft Skills Through Life Skills in an Organization
50
Learning Soft Skills Through Group Discussion
50
The Role of Nonverbal in Making Verbal Effective in the Classroom
50
From Critical Thinking to Critical Voicing for Impact
50
The Role of HR in the Employability Skills of 21st Century
50
       
Contents : (Dec 2020)

Blended Learning of Soft Skills Through Life Skills in an Organization
S Ammani and V B Chitra

In the current global world, we spend most of our time at the workplace. One should work with team members with mutual cooperation. Soft skills help us to work in a healthy environment. Our peer group members and colleagues may or may not cooperate with us. Soft skills help us to create a good working environment where we can share our knowledge, ideas and information with others. This paper focuses on areas like self-awareness, self-motivation, cooperation, empathy, interpersonal skills, listening skills, negotiation skills, humor, etc. at the workplace. As human beings, it is a must to show empathy towards others and understand others' problems. Interpersonal skills show the way to understand their feelings, emotions, etc. It helps avoid conflict. Those who possess good emotional intelligence can exhibit their views freely. Those who do not have command over their feelings, react violently. Self-aware leaders are confident and they talk about strengths and weaknesses. It is said that life is a comedy for those who think and a tragedy for those who feel. Being intelligent and acting intelligent are not the same. This paper represents blended learning of soft skills at workplace through life skills.


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Learning Soft Skills Through Group Discussion
Sangeeta Sharma and Sushila Shekhawat

Group Discussions (GD) are a robust way to teach not only communication skills to the students but also non-verbal communication, difference between assertiveness and aggressiveness, how to be polite, how to put across your points, how to encourage the reticent participants, etc. GD has been an important component of 'soft skills for professionals', course offered to second and third year engineering students at Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. This paper focuses on the objectives of teaching the theory of GD and highlights the learning outcomes after all the GDs were conducted in the class.


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The Role of Nonverbal in Making Verbal Effective in the Classroom
Anupama Shekhawat

To be a teacher and to be an effective teacher is a completely different concept. To be an effective teacher is a tough task which many of the teachers fail to comprehend and their teaching suffers, and finally this is reflected in the poor feedback that a teacher gets from his/her students. An effective teacher has deep content knowledge as well as effective communication skills to impart the content to students. Perfect nonverbal skills not only help to present best lectures but also enable the teacher to motivate the students and craft up enthusiasm within them. This way an interactive student-teacher relationship is framed like that of Dronacharya and Arjuna.


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From Critical Thinking to Critical Voicing for Impact
Vickie Cox Edmondson and Jeffrey P Shannon

The strategy-making process has traditionally been and perceived as exclusive and limited to a small group of mostly homogeneous decision makers who communicate and interact with each other on a regular basis (Hautz, 2017). However, with the advancement of the knowledge economy, the strategy-making process has opened up, giving knowledge workers throughout the organization an opportunity to impact the process (Smith et al., 2018). Thus, in addition to having technical knowhow and expertise, the ability to positively influence the decisions of a rational person who has a different perspective or stake in outcomes is valuable in a collaborative decision-making process. This paper suggests that the strategy-making process is shaped through learning conversations and information exchanges among knowledge workers. Specifically, a multi-layered model with five stages evolving from critical thinking to critical voicing to help knowledge workers influence organizational outcomes and performance is presented. Real-life examples drawn from the authors' working experiences in industry are illuminated.


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The Role of HR in the Employability Skills of 21st Century
Vrajlal Sapovadia

The current age changes in business and industry are at a pace which is unimaginable and unprecedented. The changes are fast. The changes in business environment happening in a year now were not even seen a century ago. Technological invasion, globalization, economic upliftment and social expectations are drivers of these changes. The skills required for a job now and tomorrow are unpredictable. To remain employable, one has to master one's ability to visualize and be dynamic, adaptable and self-learning. It is not only the technical and hard skills, but soft skills will also provide you the edge in terms of employability. The dimensions of soft skills are expansive. The ability to recognize and acquire skills that optimally fit in managerial role is the key to succeed. This paper critically analyzes the role of Human Resources (HR) in the employability skills of 21st century.


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