management skills
Teachers in schools and colleges teach their students the theory that they are intended to know following the choice of the school in which they are located. Have you ever wondered what important things we learn through experience and life, and not in the school we are in? Experience builds every person. When you find yourself in a situation, you will often need knowledge from life experience more than what you learned in school. Formal education is very important, but there are many skills that formal education can’t teach.

Below are 8 things you certainly didn't learn in school.

1. Connecting with people

People interaction is something you can’t do without. People need to support each other, communicate and care about each other’s feelings. Every person has their personality, but that is why everybody should accept the difference between them.

Connecting with people is implied in the business environment too, which means that you need to respect other people's opinions and work together to reach a solution related to the jobs you do. It might take some time to gain the trust of people, but you need to find a group of people to fit into.

2. Follow your instincts

A strong desire to do and achieve something is an instinct. Having a strong idea is an indication that you should follow your instincts. If you are flexible to change and dedicated to work and you follow your interests that is a mind of a business people.

When you know what to do without thinking about that a lot, that means you have an instinct for what is your next step. That is something you gain over time with experience. The longer you are in some business, the better you become at it. It is natural for you to be guided by an instinct to make good decisions

3. Responsibility

When we talk about responsibility, we mean fulfilling obligations on time, done expectedly. However, responsibility also includes safety at work. If you work in a place where there is a possibility of injury, you must be responsible for yourself and other people.

Work safety training is something that is not taught in school, it is the legal responsibility of the employer to instruct workers on how to work safely before starting work. Safety training is an integral part of employing people.

4. Develop your communication skills

If you are a communicative person, people can get a picture of you based on your conversation. Developed communication skills can help you in every segment of life - work, relationships with friends or loved ones.

As your obligations and responsibilities grow, the need for good communication skills grows. Communication skills characterize good managers and leaders. When you can understand others as they understand you, there is no doubt that the job will be well done and that good communication makes a good team.

5. Leadership

If you can motivate a group of people to go together towards a common goal, it means that you are a good leader. Some people have more leadership abilities than others, but, by improving particular skills anyone can learn to become a leader.

A leader is a person who leads a group of people and on whom those same people can rely. When you know the people’s strengths and weaknesses in your team well, the chances are higher that you will give them the right tasks for them, which will result in the success of the entire team.

6. Negotiation

To know how to negotiate, you need to start with things like asking for a discount on a product you want to buy. That means you should start with small things to make good use of this skill in business.

To get what you want, negotiation is very important to know. When you negotiate with the other party, you come to what can be good for both parties, and that is a compromise. Good negotiations make both sides satisfied.

7. Project management

Organizing, supervising, and managing is all the job of the person involved in project management. As he manages the project, so he must manage the team. Project management requires an understanding of the time and budget required to create a project, as well as the need to be able to see the bigger picture.

8. Feedback

The feedback is helpful information or criticism about behavior from an individual and transferred to another person so that they can use that information to improve their actions.

Feedback is something that you will not learn in school but is very important in every business. It can be positive or negative, but it is crucial that if the feedback is negative that the other side knows that something needs to be fixed, while when the feedback is positive it is the motivation of the one who received it to continue working as before.


Formal education is of great importance, but we can still notice that some things cannot be learned in school. Experience and the environment can be good teachers. You should never stop learning and working on yourself.

Author's Bio: 

Zac Walker is an Australian part-time writer. He loves to read and share what he learns. His motto in life is "As long as there's a problem, there must be a solution".