Employers are looking for workers who can handle their interpersonal interactions at work in addition to fulfilling their professional commitments.

Employees are instructed to emphasize their unique accomplishments and technical proficiency on their resumes and during job interviews. To succeed at work, whether alone or as a team member, an entirely different skill set is emerging as being essential. Leaders are getting more and more interested in EQ, or emotional quotient. Our ability to understand and manage both our own and other people’s emotions, as well as how to use this knowledge to create satisfying relationships, are all parts of this collection of abilities. According to Amy Bradley, author of The Human Moment and adjunct professor of management and leadership at Hult International Business School in Massachusetts, it is extremely difficult to execute tasks successfully and sustainably if you are unable to control your own and others’ emotions. 

Adopting a fresh approach is typically required to work emotionally and intelligently. It means prioritizing interpersonal connections and our own and others’ sentiments over to-do lists and productivity targets. Although changing one’s way of thinking could be challenging, the benefits could be enormous, boosting one’s morale, productivity, well-being, and personal influence—all traits that employers today more than ever desire.