If you lack Emotional Intelligence it will fundamentally become the obstacle in your way. It’s so critical to success that it accounts for 58% of performance in all types of jobs, making it something well worth developing.
Research indicates that individuals with high emotional intelligence are 10 times more productive than those without it. It’s no wonder that 90% of top performers have high emotional intelligence!
What the heck is Emotional Intelligence?
Emotional intelligence (EI) is frequently referred to as the “other type of smart” and is a relatively new concept that is quickly gaining in popularity, especially in the corporate world. EI provides the capacity to recognize, understand, and manage our feelings and those of others - ultimately impacting your success.
Combating low employee engagement
Recently, I worked with a company where employee engagement was very low and employee stress was at an all-time high creating a direct obstacle for success. Management wasn’t effectively communicating with employees, causing tension and decreasing productivity. To eliminate these obstacles, we executed a customized program to strengthen the core components of emotional intelligence which successfully transformed communication and increased overall productivity.
Here’s the thing, often we underestimate how basic communication can become an obstacle that impacts the success of an organization. In negative work environments such as this, I suggest implementing a 6-week emotional intelligence program that includes group and one-on-one consulting for all employees and specialized training for management. This program featured training on the four core competencies of emotional intelligence: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management. In addition, we review corporate and employee values to ensure alignment, success and reduce potential obstacles.
Successful results of emotional intelligence training
Within 6 weeks we witnessed success, a noticeable difference was apparent in both management and employee relations. Over time the obstacles began to vanish, meetings that used to end up in frustration became more productive; team members gained a better understanding of their emotions and how they influenced others and themselves.
Their investment in emotional intelligence training with Marshall Connects removed the obstacles preventing success and transformed communication, resulting in a higher level of productivity, employee engagement and a lower level of employee stress.