Collaborative competencies: Moving from ‘soft skills’ to a legitimate descriptor
Keywords:project management, collaborate, soft skills, hard skills, interpersonal skills, collaborative competencies
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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