Emotional intelligence can have an impact
in different aspects of your daily life, for instance the way you behave and
interact with your colleagues, customers, managers and family. Most people
argue that EQ matters more than our intellectual
ability (IQ) to effectively deal with different people as it helps in
building stronger relationships, achieving career goals and gaining success at
Let’s say you get to the office, switch on
your computer and while you wait for it to start up, you head on to the kitchen
for a cup of coffee. You bump into one of your colleagues and greet him but he
looks at you and doesn’t respond. You can’t seem to understand why he’s
angry at you, he might be having a very bad day or he’s just not in the mood
for small talk. The ability to perceive, control and evaluate his mood is known
We all want to build stronger and better
work relationships in the workplace right? So how can we improve our emotional
intelligence? Let’s look at a few tips to help steer us in the right direction.
We must learn to recognize our emotions, understand where they originate from
and split them into strengths and weaknesses. This will be the first step
towards understanding our emotions and we will be able to deal with any given
circumstances. Your body language, facial expressions and other non-verbal
signals gives important indications to understanding emotions. Self-awareness
is the foundation to emotional intelligence.
It is important to balance your emotions. For example, if in some situations
you get angry than you really need to try and make a conscious effort to
control your anger. If there are situations where you need to be more
assertive then push yourself to make your point. An important part in
controlling your emotions is being able to recognize what triggers it, then you
can think straight and make better decisions.
It is about understanding the next persons emotions, thus adapting and giving a
response, a positive one I might add. For example, if your manager is acting
annoyed, it might be because he is dissatisfied with your work, or it could be
because he had a fight with his car insurance guy. In both these cases your
response would be different. Being aware of your surroundings will allow you to
provide a rational response to the situation.
management can define your success at work. So you need to give importance
to building relationships, maintaining the current ones and managing conflict
successfully. Be open to other employee’s suggestions, respect difference of
opinions, accept your mistakes and show empathy to others. Efficient
relationship management is the key to building strong emotional intelligence.
Most companies nowadays consider emotional
intelligence as being as important as technical ability, and often base their
decision on the same when hiring or promoting employees. Besides that, an
employee with emotional intelligence is able to communicate and relate with his
coworkers more effectively. They are also able to solve problems, manage change
and build trust with their employers, clients and fellow employees.
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