Experiencing conflict is a part of human nature. Working through conflict in healthy and productive ways is how we build trusting relationships and problem-solving skills.
Some of the best qualities people possess are ones that are never formally taught. They’re probably not listed as requirements on a job application, and employers likely won’t assess progress of such skills.
We’ve been trained to view conflict as something negative—something that hurts relationships, dampens the mood, and causes hostility.
Measuring our EQ levels, or emotional intelligence, isn’t something we regularly do, or perhaps have ever done.
There’s no doubt about it: Owning a high level of emotional intelligence propels you in the workplace.
Business Is Not All Business: Emotional Intelligence Belongs in the WorkplaceCollaboration, Communication, Conflict Management, Connecting and Caregiving, Enriching Corporate Culture, Intentional Decision-Making, QI Skills
Business is business - cut and dry, black and white, serious, productive, professional, and of course - stripped of any emotion.
As workplace normalities differ within each and every office community, there’s one occurrence that is found no matter where you go: distraction.
When you hear the word “millennial” in the workplace, you might meet the term with an eye-roll or a grunt. Negative stereotypes seep into your brain as you consider this generation, those born between 1981 and 1996, to be all but beneficial to our workforce.