How to start Raising the Emotional Intelligence in your Business
There has never been a better time to enhance the EI in your business! EI was becoming a buzzword in business before this pandemic, because its critical importance to success can no longer be ignored. But now, amidst the current global situation it’s even more critical to you and your business!
Research has found that EI correlates with a wide range of important workplace outputs including:
Job satisfaction and performance
Customer service ratings
Social support from team members
Transformational leadership including greater motivation and inspiration
Ultimately, success and the competitive edge in business
What are you doing about it in your business?
Here are some simple ways to begin increasing EI in your business. Implement them and just watch the effects:
1. It all starts with self awareness.
So check-in with yourself and your team. How are you doing? What emotions are you becoming accustomed to feeling throughout your day and notice how your emotions contribute to your decisions and actions. What are your triggers? Where do you handle yourself with great emotional control and where could you improve?
2. Self Management: –
the ability to control and redirect disruptive impulses and moods. Find techniques to release workplace stress, learn how to pause to then choose how to respond instead of just reacting and don’t make decisions when you’re in a heightened emotional state.
3. Improve Social Skills
by actively listening to others, and taking note of non-verbal body language.
4. Become More empathetic
by practising seeing things from another persons point of view and understanding how they feel.
5. Consider Your Motivation.
Try to enhance your intrinsic motivation by Focusing on what you love about your work and why you do what you do.
Pick 1 of these 5 skills to start working on and just watch the +ve effects in your business and in your life.