Employers constantly looking for top performers during their hiring process. Recent reports show that hiring managers are looking for candidates with higher emotional intelligence. EQ alias emotional intelligence is the most counted skill over IQ and technical skills combined. The world economic forum ranked emotional intelligence in the top ten job skills required in the coming year 2020. It doesn’t mean that IQ and technical skills are not important; however, it is the key competence. The person with the required skills is sufficient to perform his work daily, however, EQ will take him to the next level.
There are various reasons why most of the companies exhibit a high interest in candidates with high emotional intelligence. Here are the below points why candidates with emotional intelligence are more valuable.
Maturity in managing work pressure
In the current situation, all the businesses work under huge pressure and the work demands how you are going to handle your emotions and deliver the result. One who with high emotional intelligence knows how to handle the situation well and they lead by example. This will increase work efficiency and boost business deliverable on time.
Understand co-workers and cooperate with other
In today’s scenario, most of the workplaces are well managed by teamwork and every member should understand other’s situations and contribute to get along with them. People who have high emotional intelligence have well-managed people skills that build a better relationship and get along with people across the workplace. If one works in a multinational company, it is the most wanted behavior as they work with multicultural background people.
Listen first and then respond
One who is on high emotional intelligence is always open for feedback as they listen first and then respond to it. If you are ready to listen and understand other situations then it is easier to respond. Listening habit will improve your image and also develops a greater work relationship. You need to listen to them with your eyes and ears, understand their body language, feel their tone of voice and be in their position so that you can pick up their emotions. Enhancing these qualities will help you in a team setting. Also, be open and give your honest feedback but ON TIME.
Accepts feedback in open mind state
Feedback shouldn’t be taken personally. For example, take a scenario that you are in your annual performance review, one who developed greater emotional intelligence is more open to feedback particularly in the areas of improvement. People with higher emotional intelligence accept feedback and take it very positively and deliver better on their work.
Identifying and regulating our feelings, tuning into the feelings of others and understanding their perspectives, and using this knowledge to guide us toward a constructive work environment. Say it simple as you understand your teammate’s feelings will allow your teammates to focus on their work rather than workplace politics. Emotional Intelligence people use their sensitivity to understands others’ viewpoint and this will smoothen the workplace relationship.
Clean thoughts and clever decisions
Highly emotionally intelligent people take ownership and always lead by example. They can see things clearly from a 360-degree perspective. They have a clear vision and take a perfect decision in a needy situation. They understand the effect of their decision on others and also the outcome out of their decision. With their clear thought, they do have a damage control plan even if it doesn’t go well as planned which might not happen. When they can pre-judge the result, they behave more proactively.
Are you the one?
If you are ready to adopt a change, ready to manage your emotions then you are the one who is most valued in your workplaces. Emotional intelligence skills are important for all employees, and these qualities are more essentials for those who lead the team.
You know your emotions and know how better it can impact others around you.
© Rajalingam Rathinam 2019
Rajalingam Rathinam, is a serial entreprenuer who built a business around his life experience from IT, Education, Coaching, Retail, Branding & Marketing and Mental Health. He is a Founder Director and Global CEO of Aberame — a leading IT, ITES service provider, Studio974 — a creative branding and marketing company, AcademicAlaya — an educational consultancy in India, Hong Kong, Australia, and the United States.
EQFINITY — a brainchild of him is a Sydney based Emotional Intelligence coaching and consulting firm to achieve infinite growth through Emotional Intelligence.
He is writer, poet and Tamil lyricist and published a book in Tamil.