ELearning and Soft Skills Training

We all know that the best employees aren’t company-policy quoting automata.

A good worker also needs to be able to implement their knowledge in an open ended and complex world. You can’t train for every possible scenario, and so people must have the skills to adapt. That’s why the concept of “soft skills” is increasingly important to employers.

Great at constructing a car, not so great at team building exercises.

However, there’s a problem with teaching soft skills. A problem that’s been acknowledged  for a long, long time. In fact, Aristotle pinned it down in 350 BC:

For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them… we become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.
Nicomachean Ethics, book 2, chapter 1.

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