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The Key to Remote Work? It is Not What You Think

As businesses continue to pivot to remote work setups, employers are looking for more than just core skills to get the job done.

They’re looking for soft-skills.

 

As reported by McKinsey Consulting, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the demand for workplace automation, with employers looking to reduce labor costs, time, and curb the spread. But, despite this turn to a more “robotic” approach, employers are saying social and emotional skills have never been more important, as more businesses shift to a work-from-home setup.

 

Why are Social and Emotional Skills Important?

Much like the pivot to online education, more businesses are taking a digital approach to their workforce. To maintain professional relationships virtually, employees need to be advanced communicators and have emotional intelligence skills.

Project managers, for example, will need expert social and emotional skills in order to connect with their teams across the country.

Financial advisors will need highly developed social skills in order to maintain trust with their clients while working remotely.

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Jochen Hsia

I am excited to work with teachers on equipping students with the right skills to succeed in the future.