We help organizations build an emotionally intelligent work culture.
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DO WE REALLY NEED AN EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT WORK CULTURE?
YES. Yes, you do. Let us explain.
You probably have some model employees with high emotional intelligence. Great work! Go ahead and pat yourself on the back. But you know what? (Wait for it...)
Chances are...you also have some employees who don't communicate well, aren't great team players, don't share information when needed, and aren't great long-term leaders either. (We won't call out names.)
So, let's be real. These employees may seem like assets to your organization. Heck. You hire people for a reason. But, after a time these same employees end up costing you more than you may think. In the long term, people like this breed distrust among their peers. (You know we're right.)
The question to ask yourself is: How much money is your organization losing because of these shenanigans? The answer is A LOT.
"So why do I have employees like this then?" you may ask yourself. Good question! And we're going to tell it to you straight. You deserve that at least.
is not defined
by its VALUES
Because employees like this can only thrive in work cultures that allow such behaviors. Let that sink in for a minute. Or maybe five.
Yep. The truth can be a hard pill to swallow. But here it is: Defining the values of your organization does not always translate to the work culture. Those values need to be seen in the actions of the organization and in every employee. That's why work culture really matters. And why actions really matter. A LOT.
Emotional intelligence, if practiced by
a handful of employees, CAN ONLY GO SO FAR
EMPLOYEES WORKING IN CONCERT.
These workplace silos are created when organizations or team members fail to share important information across teams and departments, leading to misaligned priorities and goals. "That sounds horrible," you say. (Oh, it is!) Your organization can't afford to work in silos in today's complex, dynamic work environment.
Having emotionally intelligent employees is just the beginning. The real gold nugget is an emotionally intelligent work culture based on actions, not just values. Then, these employees can work in concert to solve problems, gain insights, and create value. And presto! You're now the superhero entrepreneur you always thought you were. Congrats! We believed in you the whole time.
Emotionally intelligent employees
WORKING IN CONCERT
can solve problems, gain insights, and create value.
"Can't we just hire a few emotionally intelligent employees? That could work!"
NOPE. Guess again.
Emotional intelligence, if practiced by a handful of employees, can only go so far. Employees who are otherwise productive, but not as emotionally intelligent, can create silos that discourage innovation, breed negativity (oh boy!), and eventually can drive the company to lose some of its most valuable employees. And even customers. (Pretty scary, huh?!)