For success in a future job, the ability to relate well to people is more important than studying hard in school.
All the efforts of people in the first and second decades of their lives is aimed at having a successful career. The question of whether the ability to relate well to people is more important than studying hard in school to be successful in a future job has long been a topic of controversy among psychologists in numerous circles and camps. Different responses could be given to this argument based on the cultural and educational background of people. However, as far I am concerned, I conspicuously declare that not only can a successful social life promote one's efficiency by enhancing his or her self-esteem, but also this ability is essential since there are no individual works nowadays.
To start out with, a general consensus has yet to be reached; however, a majority of psychologists are of the opinion that the quality of one's social life influence his or her success greatly. As a matter of fact, people who are able to establish a healthy relationship with their colleagues, have a better feeling about themselves. The results of a new survey conducted by Psychology Department of Harvard University unveiled the fact that employees with better social skills were more efficient doing their job, while those experiencing tensions with their colleagues had difficulty concentrating on their job. My experience as an employee of a big corporate company corroborates to the aforementioned results of the study that the better you relate to people, the better you can do your job.
The last aspect to elaborate on has to do with one of the undeniable aspects of modern life which is the importance of teamwork. Everyone acknowledge the power of minds together. With this in mind, the importance of social skills for success in a future job is quite obvious since there is no individual work today. For instance, a surgeon works with nurses, anesthesiologists, and other surgeons. Or an engineer works on a project with other engineers. Hence, good social communicating skills play an important role in success in a job.
When all is said and done, by taking into account the above-mentioned arguments, I firmly support the idea that the ability to relate well to people is more important than studying hard in school for success in a future job. Last but not least, it is highly recommended that students should work on their social skills as well as their knowledge during their education.