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EQ in the Workplace –What are the three major impacts?

Updated: Dec 26, 2022

EQ (Emotional Intelligence Quotient) is the ability to manage and control one's feelings and emotions. EQ has been the focus of attention in the fields of corporate human resources and human resource development since the mid-1990s and interest in EQ is only growing as globalization and diversity of work styles continue to advance.

Why the growing interest in EQ? In this article we will discuss in detail the importance of EQ and how it impacts the workplace.

There are 3 major areas where EQ plays an important role.

- Performance

- Communication

- Decision-making

1: Improved Performance

If your EQ is developed at a high level or you work closely with colleagues who possess high EQ, your individual performance will not only be impacted significantly but you will also experience elevated overall job satisfaction. It is well established that EQ positively affects career satisfaction and it has been shown how EQ will contribute to raising output and gaining meaningful results.

2: Smooth Communication Leads to Higher Engagement

Smooth communication in the workplace is an essential element for having a common vision and moving forward with a project. This will reduce the number of relationship problems and stress while preventing other issues and turnover. In addition, higher EQ and smooth communication will lead to increased productivity and efficiency in the workplace.

3: Effective Decision-Making Process

When you have to make a decision on a project, especially one that will have a significant impact on your team or company, feelings of anxiety are common. Not understanding the causes of anxiety and how to deal with them before making decisions can lead to taking too many or too few risks, or to letting bias cloud our judgment. In such situations, people with high EQ are able to understand the cause-and-effect relationship between emotions and events in order to make the most competent decisions.

In companies where people come from different backgrounds and have different ways of thinking, EQ can be a solution to many challenges. As a result, EQ is increasingly becoming an indispensable skill for today's leaders.

Anyone can improve EQ as a consistent skill with conscious training. However, EQ is difficult to assess in a tangible way, and many people do not have a clear understanding of it and are not making full use of it in the workplace.

This is why we recommend coaching. Coaching allows you to raise your own awareness, make discoveries, learn new perspectives and internalize or trigger your own awareness.

This process of self-discovery and learning leads to a continuous transformation of thinking, progress, and growth.

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