Emotional Intelligence is a vital skill for interpersonal communication and has become an area of interest across multiple disciplines, including the workplace. Emotional Intelligence is defined as the ability to manage both your own emotions and understand the emotions of people around you.
In today’s diverse modern workforce, it is more important than ever for employees and leaders to understand the value of emotional intelligence.
A workforce made up of emotionally intelligent individuals helps foster a positive work environment. Emotionally unintelligent people struggle to manage their emotions and often act impulsively, without clear thought to their behaviour.
Employees acting with emotional intelligence generally have advantages in their career development and provide benefits for the organisation. But more importantly, it creates a working environment filled with trust, loyalty and happiness for all involved.
At Schlam, we are using this philosophy to drive cultural change and to inspire our workforce to think more clearly and perform more effectively using emotional intelligence.
We all have different levels of emotional intelligence, as with anything, it takes time and practice to improve, but small steps can make a big difference.
Some practical tips for improving your own emotional intelligence are:
Emotional Intelligence is something we can look forward to at Schlam and aim to improve for the rest of our careers.
Emotional Intelligence is a soft skill, but a highly important skill a person can have. When you are strong with emotional intelligence, not only will you excel at work but also in your personal life.
Article written by Manh.V