Covid-19 has made everyone sit at their homes. But does that reduce the work? For some sectors yes but most of the companies has adapted this change very well with their employees working from home.
Here’s the list of top 5 soft skills or transferable skills that one must have if he/she is working from home:
Will anyone even survive if he couldn’t adapt to this lockdown caused by Covid-19 disease? Adaptability is the foremost skill that this Covid-19 scenario has taught the world. Working from home or not, this skill is must to have because this lockdown ended up laying off thousands of employees. So when these employees will have to work in other company’s culture and environment, this skill is going to help them a lot.
Leadership and Management skills
With companies now enabling their employees to work from home, it is necessary for the managers to manage people and lead them. It is easy to lead and manage people personally but it takes some good hold over your employees to get the work done from them virtually. If a manager is working from home, he is expected to take effective decisions and ensure coordination and harmony.
Research or planning
Offline working is advantageous as on one project a team of members is allotted. But what if that whole project is now online and you are the research head? With many of top boards working from home, now have to put their best efforts in searching for best alternatives. All the members have to plan, set goals, solve the problems and all this with creative minds. So one must have good researching and planning skills.
Everything gets online in this lockdown period, with board meetings getting virtual and education through video conferencing. This has increased the importance of communication skills manifold. Only the person working from home having good communication skills can get the client convinced to the deal. Communication skills include speaking, listening, writing and reporting information etc.
Project’s success isn’t ensured by single person. The whole team is awarded the credit of success. So it is essential to build team and interpersonal skills so as to cope up with working from home. The person ensuring harmony in efforts of all the employees is responsible for promoting team spirit in the employees.
If you are among those working from home, you must possess these important soft skills.