Thursday, April 05, 2007
Learn about the 7 Key Steps to Make Your Workplace Happier and More Productive
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What's the key to a great workplace?
Emotional Intelligence ... according to Dr. Steven Stein, who studies emotional intelligence, or EQ, these are the 7 keys from his new book:
THE 7 KEYS (Go HERE to read the whole article.)
1. Hire capable people who love the work they do and show how they contribute to the bigger picture.
2. Compensate people fairly.
3. Don't overwork (or under work) people.
4. Build strong teams with shared purpose and viable goals.
5. Make sure managers can manage.
6. Treat people with respect and leverage their unique talents.
7. Be proactively responsible by doing the right things to win the hearts and minds of your people.
All of these are signs that the workplace has a high EQ or emotional intelligence. "Happy" people ar emore productive, and one thing we learn from studying emotional intelligence, which I like to combine with the StrengthsFinder assessment (because it is NOT all about "emotions") is that what makes one person "happy" in the workplace, does not make another person "happy."
Look around in an average office these days and you will find all ages, cultures, backgrounds, etc. I was observing one alpha male today. The office is under a huge crunch, and many are wearing down. This man absolutely LOVES to work and "churn it out." He gets HAPPIER as the pressure builds, more cheerful as the day progresses, and I find hi absolutely energizing. Why? Because emotions are contagious. There's nothing like a leader who can smile when the going gets rough, and can show what I call "grace under pressure."
Want to know more about it? Take the EQ course.
It's all about GRACE UNDER PRESSURE.