The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise

6 thoughts on “The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise”

  1. Hi Luis –
    Thank you for taking my column and extending it so well. I think you have this right in that listening and respecting what you hear are at the heart of making new initiatives work for people and that is what ultimately drives acceptance and adoption.

    1. Hi Rachel! You are most welcome! I thoroughly enjoyed your article, since I think it touches on some of the basics of handling those soft skills I mentioned that which I fear are no longer taught in a corporate environment. I still remember when I first entered IBM over 14 years ago, I had two weeks of on boarding training where a few days where dedicated to those soft skills (Listening, showing respect, empathy, taking responsibility, helping others, etc. etc.) as a way to help you get your job done better.

      That’s what triggered my blog post, the fact that we have abandoned such soft skills learning activities thinking that everyone is a master at them from birth. Not really. We need to bring those back, if we would want the Social Enterprise to stick around beyond just a process and a technology focus and transition into that people centric approach where emotions are what dominates those relationships and not processes or technologies.

      Thanks for putting together that inspiring spark that triggered my follow up blog entry! Loved it! 🙂

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