Why Emotional Intelligence?
Why are we focused on emotional intelligence?
According to a survey by World Economic Forum, Emotional Intelligence is among the TOP 10 Skills required by organisations in 2020.
In another survey, published by Forbes, Emotional Intelligence is among the TOP 5 skills required to succeed in Future Workplace, post COVID.
These are some stats to support what we have always intuitively known, Emotional Intelligence is the key to creating a harmonious work culture. Hence, we are focusing on it...
Emotional Intelligence means the ability to be aware of our emotions and others and able to manage them efficiently, effectively and congruently.
Developing Emotional Intelligence means becoming good in the following 5 areas:
If you're self-aware, you always know how you feel, and you know how your emotions and your actions can affect the people around you. Being self-aware means having a clear picture of your strengths and weaknesses, and it means behaving with humility.
People who regulate themselves effectively, rarely verbally attack others, make rushed decisions, compromise their values or
stereotype people. Self-regulation is all about staying in control.
Self-motivated people work consistently towards their goals, and they have extremely high standards for the quality of their work.
Empathy is critical to manage a successful team or organization. Leaders with empathy have the ability to put themselves in someone else's situation. They help develop the people on their team, challenge others who act unfairly, give constructive feedback, and listen to those who need it.
People who do well in the social skills element of emotional intelligence are great communicators. They're expert at getting their team to support them and be excited about a new mission or project. They are also good at managing change and resolving conflicts diplomatically.