Personal Social Skills (Work)

Workplace Social Skills is a three-part system that covers the basics of social skills on the job. The three parts include Personal, Responding and Initiating Social Skills. Personal Social Skills includes: Take Responsibility, Be Dependable, Accept Consequences, Have Self-Control, Maintain Hygiene, Grooming and Dress, Be Positive, Tell the Truth, Be Polite and Courteous, Be Assertive.

Take Responsibility

  • Know what you are to do
  • If unsure of what to do, ask questions
  • Do your work
  • Complete your work
  • If your work is not done – blame yourself – not others

Be Dependable

  • Be on time
  • Know what you are to do
  • Do your work
  • Mind your own work
  • Complete your work on time
  • Follow the rules

Accept Consequences

  • Know what you are to do
  • Know what will happen as a result of your work
  • Do your work
  • Accept the results
  • If mistakes were made – learn from it
  • Make the needed changes
Maintain Hygiene, Grooming, and Dress

  • Take a bath or shower each day
  • Brush teeth
  • Shave
  • Put on makeup
  • Put on deodorant
  • Comb your hair
  • Dress for work
  • Wash your hands often

Be Polite and Courteous

  • Look at others when listening or speaking
  • Stay the correct distance apart
  • Don’t interrupt others
  • Listen when spoken to
  • Use the correct tone of voice
  • Say ”please” and ”thank you”
  • Help others when needed
  • Show respect for others

Tell the Truth

  • Know the truth
  • Tell the truth
  • Be able to prove the truth
Be Positive

  • Think positive thoughts
  • Say positive things
  • Feel positive
  • Act positive

Have Self-Control

  • Your feelings are normal
  • Your feelings are a signal
  • Separate your feelings from your actions
  • Remain calm
  • Do things when you are calm

Be Assertive

  • Think about what you want or need
  • Calmly say what you want or need
  • Look at others when speaking
  • Calmly answer any questions
  • Calmly resay your wants and needs
  • Respect the wants and needs of others