Vol. 6 No. 1 (2020): July-December
PMI Australia 2018 Conference

Collaborative competencies: Moving from ‘soft skills’ to a legitimate descriptor

Published 2020-10-27

Keywords

  • project management,
  • collaborate,
  • soft skills,
  • hard skills,
  • interpersonal skills,
  • collaborative competencies
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How to Cite

Noble, D. (2020). Collaborative competencies: Moving from ‘soft skills’ to a legitimate descriptor. Project Management Research and Practice, 6(1), 12. Retrieved from https://pmrp.online/index.php/pmrp/article/view/12

Abstract

This paper critiques the current expression ‘soft skills,' citing the move towards the use of ‘collaboration' to describe the activities undertaken within project management and cognate disciplines. The paper contrasts the pejorative way ‘soft' is used to describe a skill range, with the constructive, and descriptive, expression ‘collaborative competencies.'

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