In this unit, I have been a part of a group, from where I have gathered some experience and developed knowledge of some key concepts that have been addressed in this unit. In this assessment I am supposed to be showing reflective practice, intercultural sensitivity, and social awareness and writing skills. Interpersonal skills are those skills that are put to use by us every day when there rises situations in which we communicate or interaction is there with other people, both in an individual or group way. People who have strong interpersonal skills are most of the times more effective in both professional and personal lives.
Interpersonal skills are inclusive of a wide range of skills, even though many of them are focused around communication like attending, understanding and questioning. They are also inclusive of skills and different traits that are related with emotional intelligence or ability of comprehension and managing of own and pother people’s emotions. People who have good interpersonal skills have tendency of being capable to work well inside any team or any group and in general with other people. They have the capability of communicating efficiently with other people, irrespective of whether they are fiends, families, colleagues, clients or customers. These skills are thus important both at work and external of work. Through the consciousness of how I cooperate with other people and practice, I have the option of improving my interpersonal skills.
Interpersonal skills have become often so common for use that we might take them for granted, not even considering the way we are communicating with other people. If I have established good habits, that is fine. Nevertheless, it is obviously imaginable for developing bad habits and then failing in understanding why the communication or relations are in distress. Nevertheless, with the help of little time and exertion one can advance both consciousness and these skills. Improvement can be made in already effective interpersonal skills in many aspects of our life, both in the professional and personal aspect, as that would be leading to a better comprehension and better associations. Sometimes, interpersonal skills can also be denoted as social skills, soft skills, people skills or life skills. Even though these positions can be inclusive of interpersonal skills, they have a tendency of being comprehensive and might thus even refer to other forms of skills. Many people even make use of the term communication skills for interpersonal skills, which in reality is covering more, that would be inclusive of decision making and problem solving, additionally working in a group or team.
In assessing my interpersonal skills, the learning style profiler was used for assessing and developing the way I learn at work. It has provided me with the opportunity of becoming a more effective learner. It carried out analysis of my individual learning style on five aspects that are sensation seeker, goal oriented achiever, emotionally intelligent achiever, conscientious achiever, and deep learning achiever. I scored poorly for being a conscientious and deep learning achiever, which made me notice where improvements are required. This can cause issues as that would be indicative of the fact that I am not good in development of a deeper and wiser comprehension of concerns and also I am comparatively weaker at independently and logically comprehending the basic issue. Going through the results I am supporting it as I do not find it tough in completely engaging in any issue or problem that I personally find difficult or asking for any deep learning in any area I do not find appealing. In this context I have found that the best option is improving on these faults, all the while upholding my best constructive qualities for which I must make use of the information that is collected for my advantage. Interpreting it, I find myself being fairly enthusiastic about taking charge or initiating any new activities. I am even largely interest in setting goals and developing the necessary self-confidence for achieving these goals.
Despite having the ability of thinking on my feet and my frankness of trying new things as being a positive trait, I understand that I must not ignore the gift of time and process my ideas properly before compulsively acting for any degree that I do in professional conditions. Moreover, I need improving my ability of processing information that I cannot comprehend. I need to work on maintaining my focus and following through in the times of difficulty and learning how to admin when I require help for receiving help. In the context of SMART criteria I find it realistic in developing my inferior learning skills by the time I am finished with university and then continuing my learning and ability of experimenting and changing all through my educational journey. Based on this, I have set some goals that are abiding the SMART criteria. I would categorise all my research work to make sure they are not misplaced. I would also record everything so that I can be completely organised.
Following Tuckman’s Team Development Model, I need to be following the steps of forming, storming, norming and performing. Understanding it would be helpful in my situation and helping the team also in being effective more quickly. In the first stage I have to be polite and positive. In the next phase there needs to be a pushing of personal boundaries. In the third stage people start resolving differences and then finally performance leads to the achievement of goals.
From this discussion it can inferred that good interpersonal skills is the foundation of a good working and social association, and is also helpful in the development of many other areas of skill. For being in a team, or leading it there is always the necessity of developing important life skills. Spending time on that is work it, as it is a skill that is used every day and in every aspect of our lives. Improving and developing our interpersonal skills are best in steps, starting from the very basic to the most vital.
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