Power skills are needed to build productive remote and hybrid workplaces

Historically, leadership skills that focused on interpersonal dynamics like listening, empathy, compassion, curiosity, and mindfulness were labeled as soft and considered to be time consuming and optional for star talent.

In aMcKinsey Global Survey on reskilling post-pandemic, companies report that their investment in developing social and interpersonal skills has doubled. In that same survey, they report that quality digital learning is a necessary ingredient in building power skills.

Now these skills are what’s needed most by leaders to build trusting, high-performing, remote or hybrid teams that value everyone’s contribution. Now known as power skills, leaders must be use these to create an inclusive, strengths-based collaborative work environment where people are committed, invested, and engaged.

A Platform for Power Skills

People don’t develop power skills passively. It takes more than just reading text or watching videos. It takes action.

With Verb, your employees engage our learning cycle to:

  • Learn and practice power skills like empathy, curiosity, and time management
  • Take action and apply what they learn in the real world
  • Accelerate growth by reflecting on experience
  • Strengthen skills over time

From Learning to Growth

Verb makes it easy for your employees to turn power skills — like instilling psychological safety or goal setting — into small actions that add up.

The platform then holds people accountable to following through on small actions and reflecting on their experiences.

The result is more confident, effective employees.

What our learners are saying…

Verb taught me better ways to talk to team members at work. Before I started using Verb, it was like taking shots in the dark to see which interactions worked or not. Now, I feel like I have proven things to try.”

“I look to Verb for the more emotional aspects of my job: How do I manage stress? How do I interact with other people? How do I navigate cross functional relationships? With Verb, I can reflect on my own behaviors to figure out what I'm doing and how I can be better.”

Verb supports the power skills that empower employees.

Empathy

Inclusion

Adaptability

Listening

Curiosity

Managing Change

Feedback

Humility

Goal Setting

Self-Awareness

Influencing

Prioritization

Communication

Trust

Team Building

Belonging

Perspective-taking

Relationship-building

Resilience

Collaboration

Courage

Accountability

Time Management

Mindfulness