Emotional Intelligence is a highly valuable commodity in today’s world. Crucial to the development of positive workplace relations and a productive organisational culture, emotional intelligence refers to the ability of individuals to understand and manage emotions, both in themselves and in others.
Developing emotional intelligence in your organisation can yield a range of positive benefits, most notably in improved relationships, communication, productivity and workplace culture.
Hunterlink offers a range of workshops and training packages to build emotional intelligence in your staff, to help your organisation take full advantage of these many benefits.
What is Emotional Intelligence?
Emotional intelligence is the capacity to recognise, control, and express one’s emotions and handle interpersonal relationships with empathy and understanding. Emotional intelligence allows a person to identify and manage their own feelings and understand how these impact on their environment. Emotionally intelligent people can also interpret and deal appropriately with the emotions of others.
Emotional intelligence allows employees to better relate to each other, enabling them to understand how their behaviours impact on their colleagues and make adjustments as necessary. Emotional intelligence also helps individuals recognise the emotional signals of those around them, providing insight into what may be driving behaviour and fostering better relations.
What Elements Make Up Emotional Intelligence?
In his groundbreaking 1995 best-seller, Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, Daniel Goleman identified the 5 main elements of emotional intelligence: self-awareness; self-regulation; motivation; empathy; and social skills. Breaking down emotional intelligence into these elements can help your organisation target training to most effectively engage your staff.
The ability to manage behaviour, stay on task, interact with others and communicate effectively are skills valued in every organisation. Together, these elements combine to develop greater emotional intelligence and, in turn, a more productive organisational culture. Given these benefits, it makes sense to start focusing on building emotional intelligence in your workforce.
Why is Emotional Intelligence So Important?
Emotional Intelligence is an important skill to cultivate in your organisation. Emotionally intelligent people are more sensitive to the workplace environment and are more likely to respond well in stressful situations. They are also less likely to be involved in conflict, leading to more positive outcomes and less workplace tension, benefiting everyone.
Emotionally intelligent leaders earn the respect of their team by making sound decisions, understanding what motivates their employees, remaining positive, developing the skills of their staff, managing change effectively and communicating honestly. Emotional intelligence is a valuable skill to cultivate at all levels of your organisation.
How Can Emotional Intelligence Benefit Your Business?
Increasing the emotional intelligence of your workforce presents many benefits for your business, ultimately benefiting your bottom line. Some of the benefits include:
- Improved relationships and interactions
- Greater trust
- More innovation
- Better communication
- Increased self-awareness
- Improved workplace culture
- More effective change management
- Increased productivity
- Greater motivation
- Improved decision making
Whichever way you look at it, building emotional intelligence in your organisation is guaranteed to bring benefits to your organisation. So, what are you waiting for? Contact Hunterlink today to discover how we can help you increase the emotional intelligence of your organisation.
Hunterlink is here to support you build the emotional intelligence of your workforce. An accredited provider of Social & Emotional Intelligence (SEI) training, our training and workshops are tailored to your needs and delivered by our experienced team of professionals.
Make an investment in the future of your organisation and contact Hunterlink to discuss introducing emotional intelligence training into your organisation.
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