The difference between Soft skills and Hard
Soft skills: Soft skills is an abstract concept. Soft
skills are behavioral skills. Soft skills are
essential to reach from bottom to top. Soft skills
Hard skills: Hard skills are technical. Hard
skills are specific and teachable. Hard skills
may get defunct over a period of time due to
the changing technology.
Soft skills are those skills – over and
above the technical knowledge and
expertise in the chosen field –
required for and individual to relate
to and survive and succeed in his or
Soft skill are that „touchy freely stuff‟
Soft skills are conspicuous by their absence in
Soft skills apply across the board to an industry
Soft skills are not „quantifiable‟ and tend to be
Defining „how good a person‟s soft skills are‟ is
somewhat culture dependent.
Mushrooming of demands
“Tear that wall down”- by Ronald
It‟s TECHNOLOGY. Technology has
changed the business dramatically.
Geography is a history.
Cross cultural interaction: Linguistic
barrier and Cultural difference
How to succeed in Business world?
How to create “A Room of One‟s Own”?
ACE dimensions of Soft skills:
“How to do”
“What to do”
Attitude: Attitude is about having
the right mental make-up and a
desire to interact with the people
and environment. It requires the
willingness and ability to blend
oneself with the environment.
Communication: Communication is
the ability to express that attitude,
conviction and technical skills in a
form that can effectively reach the
intended audience and persuade
them to take the actions that one
desires them to take.
Etiquette: Etiquette are commonly
accepted protocols, norms and
conventions that are needed to be
followed to achieve effective
Different people, different mentality
Fail to work as a team