By Lily Sachs on January 6th, 2022
- Effective Communication & Confidence
- Organization and Management
- Critical Thinking
- Teamwork and Delegation
- Research and Analysis
Starting the New Year off with productive resolutions is what we all shoot for, and there’s no harm if you’re still figuring out a few of them! Sometimes you have to amend or add to your resolutions to hone in on the specific skill sets that you want to improve.
At ProTek Partners, we start every year off by setting new goals for confident communication, organization and management, mediation skills, critical thinking, leadership management, and data analysis. Let’s dive in!
1. Effective Communication & Confidence
It doesn’t matter who you are, where your job is, or what industry you work in; communicating well and with confidence is a vital part of succeeding. Collaborating over the past few years has changed. In today’s world, the forms of communication are essentially limitless, but the baseline skills responsible for ensuring that communication’s success is primary. So, make sure that you articulate clearly, accurately, and appropriately.
Adding confidence in the mix to your communication skills might seem strange since most people consider confidence a characteristic. However, confidence can be gained, honed, and developed like any other skill. A great way to do that is to practice something regularly that you’re not comfortable with, and over time these skills will develop naturally.
2. Organization and Management
Being organized and developing those skills will help you handle the responsibilities life throws at you. Like being on time, prioritizing your daily tasks efficiently, and more effective problem-solving for quicker resolutions. Working on your management skills should also be a priority. Improving these skills can boost any position, even if you’re not in leadership. Why? Because you will be able to manage better your resources, your time, and in turn, your workload too.
This skill comes from equal parts persuasion and confidence, and it’s a valuable tool to have in almost any career, especially during an interviewing process. This skill will help you to guarantee the best position for yourself. For example, one with a competitive salary and benefits! But this particular skill isn’t just reserved for the interview process. It can also give you a massive assist in securing new clients or striking a deal with potential clients.
4. Critical Thinking
Using critical thinking within problem-solving can allow you to find and address potential weaknesses in any environment. It allows for more creative results to possible difficulties, quicker evaluation of a sticky situation, and recognizing patterns within large organizations. When you practice critical thinking, you will acknowledge, analyze, and solve problems without much outside influence. – and an uncanny response to adding improvements to your processes.
5. Teamwork and Delegation
Some positions rely on more collaboration than others, but you will always have some level of teamwork to manage in the workplace. So, it is crucial to know how to work with others effectively to leverage the individual strengths necessary for success in honing these skills. When starting, it may mean working with your leadership and colleagues, but it may mean delegating work to your team in the future.
6. Research and Analysis
These two skills come into play for almost every position. Marketing will need to research their campaigns for effectiveness; salespeople need to research and analyze potential leads; engineers will study and explore new emerging technologies. Even personal assistants will find themselves researching something at any given point and quickly locating information, reviewing it, and recognizing critical patterns.