Create A Workplace That Fosters
The modern workplace must allow scheduling
flexibility and must allow employees to, within reason, follow their own
instincts when it comes to solving problems. 88 percent of Millennials report a
strong motivation to see the companies they work for succeed.
one key area for improving perception of value
and how their work contributes to their company’s success is through clear,
consistent communication and fostering transparency in how the work that they
do aligns to the company’s mission and purpose.
Become Involved in The Community
If we’re living inside
our own heads and never venturing out into the world, we stagnate, and our
emotional intelligence collectively suffers. Develop people so they can listen
carefully to input and recognize the emotions that direct the behaviour of
others, getting more out of every workplace interaction and relationship.
Leaders can also boost emotional intelligence on their teams by mentoring
up-and-coming professionals on diplomacy and how to manage sticky situations.
A healthy sense of self-awareness gives you more control
over your interactions, because it requires self-assessment in
relation to others. In practice, you might observe how people respond through
By nurturing your motivation levels, you fuel your
ambition, but maintain awareness of how your drive impacts those you’re working
with – wherever they’re based. For example, proactively networking
with senior colleagues is a great way to foster future relationships, but being
sensitive to their time, and understanding how frequent and concise your
should be, is important.
Showing empathy as another great aspect of EI
also holds true for the time to come. In practice, it can be as simple as
asking someone how they are, or using the same phrases in your communications
as they use in theirs, to show you’re listening.
EI as a tool for conflict management is another way of utilizing it. With the
fostering digitalization, the generation gap is clearly visible at the
workplace which can lead to conflict in the problem solving or decision-making
approach. Once an individual is trained to understand EI of others, by reading
body language and interpreting tone of voice, we make lasting connections. So,
with the growing digitisation of our interactions, it’s in our interests to
continue to utilise and enhance these skills.