Facing Hard Truths by Embracing Soft Skills | #USAMfgHour

Qualifications and technical skills are essential for workers to have in today’s market. How about those soft skills?

John Buglino of Optessa lead the discussion for the #USAMfgHour chat on Twitter.

Some of the questions and topics discussed were:

  • Q1 What are #softskills and why do they matter to an organization?Q2 How do you ensure your organization can maintain communication in an emergency?
  • Q2 Which #softskill is most critical to your organization’s success? Why?
  • Q3: How do you identify #softskills during an interview?
  • Q4: As a leader, how can you help others develop #softskills?
  • Q5: What is the difference between communication & interpersonal communication?
  • Q6: Will a business fail if it lacks leaders and employees with #softskills?
  • Q7: Where can I learn more about #softskills and start making improvements today?







Full Chat Recap provided by Graphic Products


About #USAMfgHour

Anyone who champions U.S. manufacturing can join in on a new conversation each week on Twitter using the hashtag #USAMfgHour. The chat starts at 11 a.m. Pacific Standard Time/2 p.m. Eastern. Share positive blog posts, helpful articles, news, important information, accomplishments, events, and more with other manufacturers and supporters from throughout the country.

About Graphic Products

Since 1970, Graphic Products has been an innovative global leader in compliance and educational solutions that help protect businesses, assets and workers. Our products include high-performance labels and signs, safety devices, printing systems and software, and precision die-cut materials. We have customers in manufacturing, military, warehousing, medical, oil and gas/power, electrical, construction, education, and a variety of other industries. To improve your facility’s safety and productivity, visit GraphicProducts.com or call 800.788.5572

About Optessa

Optessa is a leader in intelligent planning, sequencing, and scheduling optimization software with many successful implementations among top tier global manufacturers. Optessa products have wide applicability in industries as diverse as auto OEMs, suppliers, power equipment, electronics, semiconductor, mills; batch process industries such as food and beverage and paints as well as shipping and logistics. The company has offices in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Hazlet, New Jersey, USA and Goa, India. Optessa’s leadership team combines deep expertise in software, mathematics, manufacturing, and optimization technologies with unmatched customer commitment. Optessa supports global deployment at more than 100 distinct manufacturing facilities and production areas. We also partner with industry leaders, Deloitte and Tech Mahindra, to further enhance our client support. To learn more about Optessa please visit www.optessa.com.

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