Emotional intelligence has been a hot topic the last decade for good reason. In an economy where every advantage is needed to be competitive, finding ways to keep valuable employees engaged, productive and committed to company’s success is critical Emotionally intelligent employees can give your business the edge it needs as well as giving your employees more meaningful and satisfying lives, improving retention and the work environment.
Statistics prove that it is more cost effective to keep and train existing staff then to invest the time and money finding a replacement. In addition to the costs of training and development, there is are also the costs of recruitment, not to mention that possibility that the replacement might also leave if their expectations of the position are not met. All this means that the successful, competitive business is one which takes care of and develops its people.
Self Awareness, one of the foundational elements of E.I. is critical to a person’s sense of satisfaction and accomplishment, as well as their ability to respond to stress, manage conflict and maintain focus. Individuals who demonstrate high levels of emotional intelligence are more successful in business and in life. They work well on teams and in leadership roles, as they have cultivated the ability to sense other people’s hard and soft skills and work with others toward common goals effectively.
Improving emotional intelligence can be as simple as adding meditation or journaling to your daily routine, noticing your environment or listening with a purpose, or developing better communication skills. Want to learn more?