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Is There a Way to Effectively Teach Soft Skills to Physicians?

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Anyone who’s ever had a brusque interaction with their physician can tell you that some skills just can be taught. And really, who can blame a doctor who has a full docket of patients at the ready? Top medical institutions like the Cleveland Clinic are realizing, however, that the importance of soft skills like communication and interpersonal skills are crucial to the success of the hospital or patient care facility. The Cleveland Clinic has found that by focusing on the patient experience malpractice litigation decreases, patient retention increases, better health outcomes, along with a wide array of other positive outcomes.

While they may seem difficult or impossible to teach on the surface, soft skills like interpersonal communication and positive attitude, there is really no such thing as an unteachable topic or an untrainable student. Even the most stubborn of learners (as physicians often are) can pick up on soft skills–when they’re taught the right way, of course.

What’s in it for Me?

Why would a physician care about improving their communication skills when they have a million other things to worry about? Well, a few reasons they may not be aware of is with the right communication, physicians are able to make patients feel more confident in pursuing the right treatments, elect better choices, feel more comfortable honestly disclosing all that’s going on, and instill more trust towards their healthcare provider. What results is more satisfied patients, more patient referrals, more regular patients, and a more sustainable business that is trusted by the community.

Here at ELM, we call it the WIIFM principle: Before learners can truly engage in learning material, they need to first find the benefit for themselves. While it’s true that soft skills are hard to measure, there are a few ways in which you can show the WIIFM to would-be soft skill aficionados. Think along the lines of increased safety after a listening skills course, or improved customer satisfaction after training on communication and emotional intelligence. Even personal satisfaction can be a side benefit of a communication or time management course; something in which each learner is probably interested.

The greatest hurdles teaching soft skills.

There are three distinct problems that most trainers face when attempting to teach soft skills like communication.

1. Students see them as natural skills only. Often, learners think that if a soft skill doesn’t come naturally to them, it’s a case of personality rather than education. They believe these skills can’t really be learned, and therefore, put low stock in a program that promises to teach them to be better listeners or better managers of time.

2. Students consider training unnecessary. Some students will avoid soft skills training because unlike, say, safety training, it’s not necessary to get a job done. Sure, it might make them more efficient or get better results, but emotional intelligence isn’t really a job requirement.

3. It’s imprecise. How do you really measure soft skills? Learners like topics that they can measure in results. A sales course shows better sales, but a course on being a good mentor may be harder to quantify.

By breaking down some of the barriers that stop learners from taking soft skills training seriously, it’s possible to impress the importance of some of the harder-to-measure skills that can benefit employees at work.

Practice–One at a Time

In order to truly teach soft skills, you’ll have to take learning outside of the classroom. A blended approach is best, with peer-to-peer discussion and learner-led scenarios.

You can talk about how to empathize with a patient and effectively communicate their treatment options, but until a physician has the interaction with a live person, they will not fully grasp the skill.

When teaching soft skills, it’s almost always better to teach (and practice) one at a time. When you lump them all together–learn to communicate; be a better listener; manage your time more effectively, soft skills become abstract concepts that cause learners to lose interest.

Instead, focus on one topic at a time, and give actionable steps that learners can put to practice immediately. Instead of “listen better,” try “repeat three vital points back to the person you’re speaking with.” This solidifies soft skills and gives learners something to grasp while they’re improving something that can be hard to hold onto.

Whether you’re training a group of physicians or you just want your team to work better together, teaching soft skills doesn’t mean a session of singing “Kumbaya.” By addressing your learners (very valid) concerns and finding actionable ways to put their new skills to practice, no topic needs to remain unteachable.

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Here’s the Secret Number to Help You Avoid Information Overload

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You may not realize it, but we have a natural defense to avoid information overload. Imagine that someone is giving you a phone number. It’s almost universal: They will give you the first three numbers first (8-6-7) before giving you the last four numbers (5-3-0-9). Why do humans almost naturally default to this method of “chunking” information?

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5 Ways to “Uberize” Your eLearning

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Did you know that if you traveled all Uber trips in just the past five years, it would be roughly the same as a round trip to Saturn? Not bad for a company that started five years and $200K ago. Today, Uber is one of those rare success stories, valued at around $63 billion. And, naturally, there are a myriad of ingredients that contributed to Uber’s success, but a few of them can be directly applied to eLearning programs, too. It might be time to cut the fat, get lean, and use these five tips to operate in the Uber way for better results.

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How to Create Training For Employees That Are Always On The Go

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Sales reps; casino workers; hospitality employees: If there’s one common thread between these professions, it’s an almost chronic lack of time. That’s because these unconventional employees are constantly in motion, whether it’s closing the deal or offering stellar customer service. Still, these movers and shakers often require training, even if they don’t have the time to sit through something in a conference room.

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Infographic: How Neurolearning Can Drastically Improve Your Employees Ability to Learn New Skills

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Learning is a lot more than just “Read this,” and “Look at that.” When receiving new information, our brains are firing on all cylinders to process, route, and store that data for later recall. With 86 billion neurons firing at a rate of 300 million per second, the brain is a veritable information and retrieval machine, so why does so much learning ignore the brain’s way of thinking?

This about why we so easily remember things like songs, commercials, and movies, but seem to almost instantaneously forget the content of last week’s training material. You might not realize it, but neurolearning pieces are at play here.

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Feeling Undervalued? Here’s 3 Ways to Fix Misaligned Training Initiatives

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So, your company doesn’t think a dedicated L&D department is worth the money? It’s a common problem, especially when budget cuts start slashing through what the C-suite deems unnecessary. But although execs look like the villains in this scenario, it might be those who oversee L&D who are the real offenders. Supposedly the heroes of the tale, misaligned training initiatives and out-of-date training can make the L&D department look like the bad guys.

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How to Move Mountains and Become a Conduit for Leadership

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It’s a common challenge for forward-thinking organizations: How do you keep the best candidates for leadership roles in the company? On one hand, fast-tracking individuals could leave them feeling stressed and unprepared, but at the same time, moving too slowly could frustrate potential leaders, causing them to look for opportunities elsewhere.

Change management; leadership training: In our view, it’s one and the same. So how do you become a conduit for leadership? By making leadership more of a strategy and less of a one-time thing, you can easily spot the potential leaders and give them the responsibility they crave. Here’s how.

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How To Prove The Value of Your Employee Training Efforts

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Analyzing ROI for employee training programs is notoriously (and frustratingly) difficult. After all, how do you really measure the efficacy of something as abstract as learning and memory? While it may not be possible to assign an actual number or measurement to training efforts, Kirkpatrick’s model for training evaluation might be one of the best tools for figuring out how you’re doing. Utilizing learner input and even big data makes it possible to quantify–or at least evaluate–training efforts.

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The key to any successful eLearning course is the creation of custom based eLearning modules, with great design and development. At eLearning Mind we specialize in taking a company’s existing content and transforming it into custom and ready-made solutions for employees, with a focus on engaging them with educational course materials through various methods. Whether it’s corporate gamification, multimedia and audiovisual, social and mobile learning – we are disrupting the e-Learning industry with our unique ability to transform any corporate learning material into a successful e-Learning course for companies. Definitely check out our eLearning blog, as well as our comprehensive eLearning resources page.