November 28, 2013 Leave a comment
The benefits of using emotional intelligence at workplace are immense.
I would like to put emotional intelligence in simple terms as “the ability to think beyond our assumptions and to realize the perspective of others as well as being aware of our own perspective of a given situation”
How to put this emotional intelligence into play to gain at workplace:
In a given situation:
1. Keep track of your emotions
2. Be aware of the assumptions that you are making about the situation or about the people involved.
3. Make the most of any meeting or appointment. Do not hesitate to bring up your point or questions, just because you assume that the other person is not interested or does not like you OR because you are emotionally overwhelmed. Or because you think your idea is not good enough.
4. Make the move to setup an appointment or bring up your point. Do not hide or make yourself invisible.
5. If you have the feeling that the other person is placing a barrier to your communication, break through anyway and make your point. If he/she does not agree, that is ok. At least you made your point. It boosts your confidence.
6. Finally, Trust your instincts.