RGC SOCIAL – models and techniques for communication in organizations

Social competence: Definition

Social competence is the knowledge and experience in order to communicate in social situations and to manage relationships. Social competence is required to perform leadership functions. ´

Self competence is the basis for social competence of (project-) managers. The self-understanding of managers influences their attitude in social interactions.

Social competence: Methods

Socially competent managers require knowledge and experience to establish, develop and dissolve teams, to facilitate meetings, workshops and events, to manage conflicts,  to analyze and solve problems, etc.


RGC SOCIAL in comparison to traditional soft skill approaches

Criterion RGC SOCIAL Mix of different competence types
Definition of social competence
  • Knowledge and experience to communicate in social situations and to manage relationships
  • Differentiation in social competence, self-competence and self-understanding
  • Mix of different competence types
Models, processes and techniques
  • Differentiation and therefore orientation for further development
  • No clear differentiation 
Requirement for different roles
  • Consideration of different requirements for different role
  • No clear differentiation 
Reference to projects and programs
  • Projects and programs are complex and dynamic and therefore have a high demand for social competence 
  • Hardly any consideration of the specifics of projects and programs