Employee soft skills are essential for the successful running of any business. In fact, employees who received comprehensive training in a number of soft skills (such as, time management, communication, teamwork, and problem solving) turned out to be 12% more productive than employees who didn’t receive this training, a study by researchers at Harvard University, Boston University, and the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business found. As a result, the company partaking in the study experienced a whopping 256% return on investment in just nine months. Working to strengthen your employees’ soft skills through various proven methods — along with the help of the PomoDone performance-boosting app — can improve productivity and, ultimately, the bottom line of your business.
We spend more time at work, with our work colleagues, than we do at home with our loved ones, or with our friends. That may be a slightly depressing realization, but it is true, and that means dealing with it. You can either lament that fact, and spend your time at work just trying to get through the day, counting down the minutes until you leave, and slowly sending yourself into despair, or you can embrace it. You can start to enjoy the time you spend at work, and the relationships you have with your work colleagues.