Being an introvert is often viewed in professional settings as a disadvantage, or a threat to your overall success.
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.
Over the last couple of decades, there has been a huge wave in professional spaces to make the atmosphere and relationships a lot more “human.” It’s not frowned upon to make personal friends with your colleagues, dress codes have become more lax, and rituals such as fixed hours or annual reviews seem to be less and less common.
When you walk into work dreading the long day you have ahead of yourself, perhaps it’s time to find a new job—or dare we say it— a new career?