Behavioral Skills Training is the use of a strong and effective strategy to teach the most sought out corporate skills. It is an exceptionally important component for all corporate training programs globally. For any change in attitude to occur, a change in behaviour has to happen. Behaviour modification necessitates one to unlearn things that are deeply rooted in them and imbibe new behavioral skills. This training involves a blend of skills needed in interpersonal relationships, productive emotions, effective communications, and engaging attitudes. All these work together to allow employees to perform and work well with each other. BST helps individuals analyze their present behaviour patterns. Additionally, it equips them with new skills required to develop new patterns and eventually attain better results.
Why Behavioral Skills
Many people have an assumption that behavioral skills come naturally as part of good character or having common sense. However, they have to be learned and practiced for any stable and productive work environment.
Excellent communication skills avoid inaccurate assumptions that create inefficiencies and frustrations at work.
Proper goal setting and planning to accomplish set objectives and move together in the right direction.
To encourage a continuous desire for self-improvement and avoid career stagnation.
To create better working relationships through conflict resolution, therefore, improving the productivity of individuals and teams.
To learn better organizational, execution, and time management skills.
Behavioral skills help develop resilience to stress and achieve work-life balance.
What are Behavioral Skills
These are skills that are often categorized under good character, common sense, maturity, and friendliness. They don't come naturally but they can be learned and developed at any time. Most of them are social skills and they determine how well one interacts with others. It can be clients, colleagues, supervisor, or society at large. Generally, behavioral skills are interpersonal skills that come in handy while working with others.
Activities for Behavioral Skills Training
Toilet Paper Activity
Learning Objective: Awareness, Objectivity, Clarity This is a super ice breaker activity that can be used for any age and career level. Have a group of 5-10 people. Give a roll of tissue to one of the members with instructions to chant a simple rhythm that takes 5 or so seconds. It can be one, two, and three… Once the chant is established and consistent, then each member can take as many sheets of tissue as they can before they pass it around. After everyone has their sheets, stop chanting.
Each person should then give facts about themselves to the group based on the number of sheets they have. Give clear instructions on the facts and what shouldn't be included.
In addition to being a good ice breaker, people can also learn:
Competition can backfire on you unless you are aware of all the details.
Never make decisions without adequate information.
Assumptions can cost you
The team is divided into groups of 5-7 people depending on how large the team is. Each person in the group should inflate a balloon except for the group leader. Being a relay, mark the race start point and finish point. Afterwards, they should stand on a straight line (at the start point) and place the balloons in between them. None of the group members should touch each other and the balloons shouldn't be dropped. Then the competition to run to the finish point should begin. If any team member touches or drops the balloon, they start over. The first team to finish without dropping or touching the balloon wins. The purpose is to exercise: