Lesson 9: People Skills: Measuring Effectiveness

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Objective:

The objective of this lesson is to equip learners with practical techniques for quantitatively measuring and analyzing the effectiveness of their ‘People’ skills in various contexts. By the end of this lesson, learners should be able to establish metrics, gather data, interpret results, and make informed decisions to enhance their interpersonal interactions in personal and professional settings.

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‘People’ skills, often referred to as soft skills, include a range of competencies such as communication, empathy, conflict resolution, and teamwork. Unlike hard skills, which are often measurable through tests and certifications, ‘People’ skills are more nuanced and can be challenging to quantify. However, measuring these skills is crucial for personal development and organizational growth.

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Establishing Metrics for Communication: To measure the effectiveness of communication, one could track metrics such as response times, feedback ratings, and the number of misunderstandings in email exchanges. For example, a table could be created to record the frequency of follow-up questions in emails, indicating potential communication gaps.

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Quantifying Empathy: Empathy can be measured through customer satisfaction surveys focusing on how well service representatives understand and address customer concerns. A Likert scale can be used to quantify customer feelings, ranging from ‘strongly disagree’ to ‘strongly agree’ concerning statements about the ...

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