Essential Competencies

Today the Diva wants to share an article of general interest rather than specifically related to disaster recovery.  See: The surprising thing Google learned about its employees — and what it means for today’s students

Project Oxygen shocked everyone by concluding that, among the eight most important qualities of Google’s top employees, STEM expertise comes in dead last. The seven top characteristics of success at Google are all soft skills: being a good coach; communicating and listening well; possessing insights into others (including others different values and points of view); having empathy toward and being supportive of one’s colleagues; being a good critical thinker and problem solver; and being able to make connections across complex ideas.

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