5 REASONS WHY EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IS ONE OF THE FASTEST-GROWING JOB SKILLS
1 November 2017
In a 2011 Career Builder Survey of more than 2,600 hiring managers and human resource professionals it has been found that 71% stated they valued emotional intelligence in an employee over IQ; 75% said they were more likely to promote a highly emotionally intelligent worker; and 59% claimed they’d pass up a candidate with a high IQ but low emotional intelligence.
Here are five top reasons why highly emotionally intelligent candidates are muchvalued these days.
- They can handle work pressures in a much healthy way Dealing with workplace pressures and functioning well under stress demands an ability to work on and manage our emotions effectively. People with higher levels of emotional intelligence are more aware of their internal thermometer and therefore better able to handle their stress levels. They tend to have better-developed coping mechanisms and healthy support systems that keep them work in a productive manner even in tough situations.
- They understand and cooperation among each other’s People with highly developed emotional intelligence are far less defensive with their actions and their consequences. They are more open to feedback, especially when it involves scope of improvement.As teamwork becomes increasingly important in the workplace, people who are able to understand, cooperate and get along well with other co-workers will become ever more sought after.
- They are good listeners Every person wants to be heard and understood. The ability to listen well and at the same time respond to others is crucial for developing strong bonding and working relationships. Many a times, we aren’t as good as we could be at really listening to what others are saying. Because of their ability to understand others, highly emotionally intelligent people are a league ahead in puttingaside their own emotions and take others into account.
- They are always very empathetic People with high emotional intelligence have the ability to use their sensitivity to where others are coming from to build trust and cohesiveness. This allows teams to focus on the task at hand rather than getting indulge in internal bickering and inter-personal politics. Their sensitivity to the needs of others acts as a lubricant that helps team members work together.
- They set an example for others to follow Highly emotionally intelligent people generally don’t get frustrated when things don’t go according to their plan. And their effort towards getting along with other colleagues makes it more likely that others will take note and try to emulate them. That’s why high emotional intelligence is a key to influencing people in an organization regardless of what official position they hold.