Megan Burns (@MeganEBurns) posted this tweet a few days back that caught my attention: There are two sets of skills: technical and people. If you don’t have the 2nd, the 1st won’t save you.
It seemed like a great blog post subject. So the following is a guest post by Megan.
As I work with different clients, Iâ€™m noticing that the emphasis on a personâ€™s technical skills and abilities is not as important as it once was. Now, organizations are becoming more concerned about a personâ€™s people skills. If you think back, we can all bring to mind the one person we worked with that could not interact with anyone, but the company kept the person around because they knew so much. Anymore, your technical skills are not going to save you if you donâ€™t have the people skills.
The reason for this is because there is such a wealth of information available to us now. If I wanted to, I could Google a given topic, spend a few hours researching it, and know pretty much everything ….