An organisational culture that lacks emotional intelligence can negatively impact productivity, morale, performance and more. In the long run, these negative impacts will end up leading to a breakdown in culture and impact team and organisational goals. However, organisations that have emotional intelligence see benefits like:
1. Healthier Environment
Organisations generally find that they have a healthier, stronger, and more engaged workforce with emotionally intelligence employees. It creates a healthier environment if the organisation is full of staff who respect and get along with one another and actually enjoy their contribution to the organisation and the organisation itself.
2. Managing Change
Most employees understand that change is necessary and what’s best for the organisation, not all employees are open to change or manage it well. Employees who have a higher emotional intelligence adapt and usually embrace the changes and grow with the organisation. A response and reaction that’s beneficial as others tend to feel this positivity towards change and follow it.
3. Effective Teamwork
It is proven that employees with a higher level of emotional intelligence are naturally more efficient in teamwork. Emotionally intelligent employees are effective communicators, appreciate their team members’ input, and motivate their teams, which effectively boosts productivity and is a significant asset to the team and organisation.
4. Strong Self-Awareness
Those who have high emotional intelligence are self-aware and understand their strengths and weakness. They know what and how much they can take on and achieve within a certain amount of time, building trust and productivity. In contrast, other employees may not understand strengths and weakness as much and can end up overpromising and/or underdelivering.
5. More Self-Control
People with a higher level of emotional intelligence know how to handle difficult situations. They understand that acting irrationally or destructively may escalate the situation. Having employees with more self-control is a significant asset to any organisation. These employees display control over their emotions and ensure they are calm and collected when difficult situations arise with colleagues, clients or other stakeholders.