One of the most important lessons to learn in order to be successful in what we do is to learn how to work in a team. To be a good team player requires effective communication with others. Social skills are useful in almost every situation, and can help people succeed in whatever career they choose.
Members of a team have to listen to their coaches or managers in order to learn how to perform their individual roles. Next they have to learn how to listen to each other in order to function as a team. The better someone is able to communicate, and the better their social skills, the happier they will be as a member of their team.
Employers also prefer employees who have these skills. Employees who work well with others are happier and more productive in their jobs. And of course, happier more productive employees do better in a company, develop greater productivity, which leads to better pay, more promotions, greater job satisfaction and deeper fulfilment and happiness.