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Trainee Development and Wellbeing Service

Organisational, interpersonal and communication skills

People are gloriously complicated. So why are communication skills, team working, and interpersonal skills sometimes referred to soft skills? Of course, these are amongst the hardest things we do.

How we interact with others will be a huge part of all our careers. We must strive to understand ourselves and others so that we can make the links between us helpful, professional, and empowering.

Excellent communication and people skills can be learnt and improved. Sometimes this can be from adopting the styles of others we admire. We should also always reflect on communication or interactions when things do not go well so that we can try and improve.

If you are struggling with communicating with others or working as a member of a team, you should discuss this with your training team. 

The TDWS is also always here to help if you're struggling in this area.


What else is out there? 

Workload and time management Online course | BMJ Learning

Professional skills development Online course | BMJ Learning




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