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Invest in your team’s emotional wellbeing

Invest in your team's emotional wellbeing

You’re probably familiar with the term “IQ” - which stands for “Intelligence Quotient”. This is a score taken from tests which measure intellectual intelligence. People with higher IQ scores tend to learn and understand new things with less effort than people with lower IQ scores. 

This is why it’s often assumed that people with a higher IQ will be more successful at work and life in general, when in fact, emotional intelligence, or EI, is considered by some experts to be just as - if not more - important than someone’s IQ to their overall success.

Why emotional intelligence is important in the workplace

Our ability to learn new skills, apply knowledge, and solve problems can be directly impacted by the emotions that we feel in the moment. Having vital emotional intelligence allows us to manage how different emotions affect our behaviour and surroundings, which is essential for effective decision-making and forming and maintaining healthy relationships.

Those with high emotional intelligence understand themselves and their emotions clearly. They are also very aware of how they can influence those around them. Essentially, emotional intelligence makes people aware of their feelings and their impact.

Many businesses, including those across the globe, are making emotional intelligence a part of their recruitment processes. Employers want to ensure that new employees can understand and act accordingly in response to their own and others’ emotions, so they can fit nicely into existing teams and develop healthy relationships that nurture a mental health support system within the company.

Many soft skills, like empathy, curiosity, and trust, are built on the foundation of emotional intelligence. We know that soft skills are now more important in the modern workplace than ever before.

How to apply emotional intelligence in the workplace

Some people are born with strong emotional intelligence, and others are not. The good news is that it can be learned by those who are willing to invest a little time, and the rewards for doing so are well worth it!

It is generally agreed that five components make up emotional intelligence:

  • Self-awareness
  • Self-control
  • Empathy
  • Social competence
  • Motivation

By enhancing these five components of Emotional Intelligence, you can expect to improve your decision-making, problem-solving, interpersonal skills, overall employee mental health and mental well-being. All of which are crucial to creating ongoing success and meaningful relationships in your personal and professional life.

Online Emotional Intelligence Training

Here at iHASCO, we offer an online Emotional Intelligence Training course that has been designed to help users understand the basics of what it means to be emotionally intelligent and the important part it plays in the workplace and in their personal lives.

By the end of this course, users will:

  • Know what emotional intelligence (EI) is
  • Understand the importance of EI in both personal and professional situations
  • Know how to strengthen your own emotional intelligence

The CPD Accredited course is condensed into two easily-digestible sections, and it offers a printable certificate upon completion of the end-of-training test.

Claim your free, no-obligation trial to the course today! Alternatively, you can request a bespoke quote, and a team member will be in touch to discuss your training needs.

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