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ERIC Number: ED158043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Pages: 48
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Soft Skills: Definition, Behavioral Model Analysis, Training Procedures. Professional Paper 3-74.
Whitmore, Paul G.; Fry, John P.
In a report on leadership research for the U.S. Army, three papers dealing with soft skills analysis and training are presented. "What Are Soft Skills?" describes a questionnaire designed to clarify the terms "hard" and "soft" skills. Soft skills are defined as important job-related skills that involve little or no interaction with machines and whose application on the job is quite generalized. "The Behavioral Model as a Tool for Analyzing 'Soft Skills'" discusses leadership and motivation job functions in terms of principles of behavior modification and describes development of a behavioral model of the different levels of an organization. "Procedures for Implementing Soft-Skill Training in CONARC Schools" describes the instructional approach based on a tested problem-solving framework. Small groups and student-centered learning were cited as important factors in the instructional approach. (Army Work Unit MODMAN, Model for Systems Engineering of Man-Ascendant Jobs, is concerned with developing procedures for systems engineering of non-machine or soft skills, such as command, supervision, counseling, and leadership.) (Authors/CSS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers: Soft Skills; United States
Note: Papers presented at the United States Continental Army Command (CONARC) Soft Skills Training Conference (Fort Bliss, Texas, December 12-13, 1972)