The ability for your staff to work collaboratively and effectively with their peers is fundamental to an organization’s success. In fact, research tells us that peers and camaraderie are the #1 reason employees go the extra mile – not money. When members of a team are able to work cohesively together they boost their organization’s productivity, efficiency and morale.
EQ Can Boost Team Performance
By focusing on key components such as listening, openness, and emotion perception, our Emotional Intelligence model can help your teams:
- Foster group creativity and innovation
- Boost team engagement
- Proactively plan and prepare for tomorrow’s challenges
- Understand their own and each other’s emotional influences
- Leverage their own diversity to become more effective
An atmosphere of openness, trust and flexibility gives us the improved capability to collaborate with teammates and is a key aspect that sets the most effective teams apart from others. According to Gallup, people who have a good friend at work are much more likely to be engaged in their jobs. The better our relationships with co-workers, teammates, and others at work, the happier and more productive we’re going to be. If you want to enhance your company’s ability to work effectively with one another you need to invest in Behavioral EQ Training.
Team members with high EQ:
- Become skilled listeners and motivators
- Show empathy for others’ needs and perspectives
- Build lasting relationships built on mutual trust
- Know how to handle conflict productively
- Manage their stress effectively to remain engaged in team efforts
Using EQ to Develop Digital Teams
As the workplace has become increasingly digital, maintaining working relationships and functional teams has become that much more challenging, but also that much more important to the cohesiveness and productivity of the organization. Training in Behavioral EQ gives us the tools to be that much more in-tune with our emotions as well as other’s emotions and behaviors. Without the ability to always see our teammates, understanding voice inflections, pace of speech, tone and the actions behind the words, such as rapid emails, or a lack of response or output, we can dig deeper and realize what our teammates are telling us. Maybe they are confused, and if we simply reach out to help them they would be better suited to complete their tasks. Maybe they need us to give them more or less responsibility to feel motivated. All of these are behavioral and emotional cues emitted and through a deeper understanding of EQ we can tap into a team’s greatest potential.
Building Relationships is a key component of the Behavioral EQ Model. Those with enhanced “Building Relationships” skills are trusted by others because they invest time in developing strong, positive relationships. They are skilled networkers allowing them to build close relationships with contacts.
Teamwork makes the dreamwork…
While we all know that creating an organization with a supportive company culture and tight-knit teams has a positive impact on the wellness of your employees, many organizations don’t operate that way in reality. Utilizing training to develop your employee’s self-awareness and emotional understanding pays off through their output at work. Working together is what leads to the most innovative and successful ideas. This is because we all think differently and we all contribute a missing piece to the puzzle. Coming up with fool-proof business plans, products, marketing strategies or sales pitches is near impossible without an accumulation of ideas.
Training in Behavioral EQ allows your employees to prosper through cooperative and supportive relationships. Behavioral EQ helps people to understand their own emotions and behaviors, as well as the behaviors and emotions of others. This helps your workforce to build positive relationships with one another, provides social support, and encourages collaboration and innovation. Enhancing Behavioral EQ is a critical step to creating positive team-dynamics.
Advancing Teams Research and Resources
This whitepaper looks at the connection between emotional intelligence and the Versatility aspect of TRACOM's SOCIAL STYLE Model.
In this short video, you’ll learn more about TRACOM’s Behavioral EQ Model and more specifically the importance, benefits and impact of Behavioral EQ.
In this Levo article Dr. Casey Mulqueen discusses ways to boost your Behavioral EQ. In this article you will learn to recognize emotional triggers. engage your brain to think with logic rather than emotion, and how to manage emotionally heated situations.