It is the first of our multiple intelligences through which we become aware of emotions within ourselves and in others. Developing emotional intelligence helps to manage ourselves and our interpersonal relationships. Ability to recognize and regulate emotions forms the basis of getting along with others. This ability has been found to count more than academic brilliance in achieving and maintaining personal and professional success. As one climbs higher in the organizational pyramid, the ratio of Emotional Competence to Technical Competence which is called into play rises and soon reaches 100%.
Benefits to the Organization
Organizations of various sectors and sizes have taken notice of the enormous significance of developing emotional competencies of employees. Teamwork, which has been recognized as the most valuable managerial competency since 1990, cannot succeed without engaging the emotional energies of each member. Effective and harmonious teamwork results in enhanced productivity and creativity without any extra cost. Heightened motivation, conscientiousness and loyalty actually decreases expenditure and reduces attrition. Employees who know that the Management values their emotional aspect and personal development, are able to trust the establishment and adapt positively and quickly to change and willingly go the extra mile to achieve and win under its banner. Sensitization to the emotional component at the workplace ensures that the vision and passion of the leader percolates to the rank and file, energizing the whole organization, awakening the Giant.