Why is emotional intelligence important in the workplace?
Those with effectively functioning emotional intelligence are:
- more likely to engage and communicate in ways that maintain and build social connection
- able to problem solve when stress or emotions are involved
- can regulate their thoughts and behaviours to make good decisions under a variety of stressful or emotional circumstances
These are all skills that are critically important in all our workplaces. Developing Emotional Intelligence or EI in our teams is a great way in which we can become self and team aware and develop these important soft skills that we need more than ever in our workplaces.