How Important is Emotional Intelligence? What are the Benefits of Emotional Intelligence & Diversity?

EID ModelAs we recently discussed, there is a growing recognition of the value of Emotional Intelligence.  Much has been written about the benefits¹ of the Emotional Intelligence model and how developing these competencies can help create competitive advantage through:

  • Increased performance
  • Enhanced innovation
  • Effective use of time and resources
  • Improved motivation and teamwork
  • Restored Trust

In a world where interacting across lines of difference is integral, the Emotional Intelligence and Diversity model benefits on both an individual and organizational level, helping you understand and develop your emotional intelligence and apply the power of that intelligence effectively.  The following is a sample listing of the benefits of increasing Emotional Intelligence in a Diverse World:

Individual Level:

  • Increased self-confidence
  • Decreased stress and worry
  • More constructive ways of dealing with anger
  • A feeling of being more in control of your environment
  • Increased understanding of others
  • Enhanced satisfaction at work
  • Better ways of dealing with the egos of others

Organizational Level:

  • Increased teamwork
  • Increased flexibility
  • Better ways to overcome resistance to change
  • Enhanced commitment, engagement, and motivation
  • Decreased turnover
  • More openness, honesty, and trust
  • More creativity and innovation from diverse perspectives

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² Emotional Intelligence for Managing Results in a Diverse World (Gardenswartz, Ph.D., Cherbosque, Ph.D., and Rowe, Ph.D., Emotional Intelligence and Diversity, 2008)