What are interpersonal skills?
- Interpersonal skills are the life skills we use every day to communicate and interact with other people, both individually and in groups.
- People who have worked on developing strong interpersonal skills are usually more successful in both their professional and personal lives.
- Employers often seek to hire staff with 'strong interpersonal skills' - they want people who will work well in a team and be able to communicate effectively with colleagues, customers and clients.
THE IMPORTCANCE OF INTERPERSONAL SKILLS FOR FINANCIAL MANAGERS.
The manager of the financial department in a company interacts with workers and management in all aspects of the business, which requires interpersonal skills. Interpersonal skills are also an important quality when directing the activities of workers and when working on a team to resolve financial problems and issues in the organization. The financial manager must have the ability to relate to other workers, whether overseeing their activities or working side by side on a project (Kelchner & Kelchner, 2016).
HOW TO IMPROVE AND DEVELOP INTERPERSONAL SKILLS?
THE IMPORTCANCE OF INTERPERSONAL SKILLS FOR PROJECT MANAGERS.
- Learn to Listen
- Choose Your Words Wisely
- Understand Why Communication Fails
- Be Positive
The importance of interpersonal skills is of growing emphasis in the field of project management as supported by the view of authors and scholars in this paper. The focus has been on technical skills but a balance is now needed as the project manager has to facilitate his team members in a complex, dynamic project environment. The project manager needs knowledge regarding interpersonal skills, and to train his skills according to the growing emphasis in the project management area ("THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERPERSONAL SKILLS TRAINING FOR FUTURE PROJECT MANAGERS", 2016).
- Understand Stress
- Learn to be Assertive
- Reflect and Improve
- Work in Groups