Summary: This article reports on two studies gauging workplace success. These studies, conducted by Google, show that workplace success depends more on soft skills than the more expected STEM competencies. These findings could have a significant impact on what is studied and what is important in becoming career-ready.
Source: Valerie Strauss, The Washington Post, December 20, 2017
Description: "The seven top characteristics of success at Google are all soft skills: being a good coach; communicating and listening well; possessing insights into others (including others different values and points of view); having empathy toward and being supportive of one’s colleagues; being a good critical thinker and problem solver; and being able to make connections across complex ideas….Project Aristotle shows that the best teams at Google exhibit a range of soft skills: equality, generosity, curiosity toward the ideas of your teammates, empathy, and emotional intelligence. And topping the list: emotional safety."
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