Emotional Intelligence is an amazing benefit to those who choose to practice it. As EQ practitioners become more emotionally self-aware and empathetic, we see the positive results in both personal and professional growth.
Organizational EQ (OEQ) brings emotional intelligence to the organization as a whole, not just the individuals within. It's the ability to recognize the organization’s and other people's emotions, to discriminate between different feelings and label them appropriately, and to use emotional awareness to guide thinking and behavior. It asks the question: If our company were a living, breathing organism, what would make it emotionally intelligent?
Henry Ward, CEO at eShares, is quoted as saying, "A high EQ organization is a community of free-flowing ideas, daily progress, and accelerating execution. Teams execute well because they love working together. And teams love working together because they execute well. EQ and execution are reinforcing."
When OEQ is applied, the results are systemic and embed themselves as a part of the culture.