Week 5. Experiential Learning Activity. | Emotional Intelligence.
In this week, I will discuss about Emotional Intelligence, it is components and how it can help in the organization. Emotional Intelligence is being able to understand and manage our own emotions and emotions of others. The four components of Emotion Intelligence are “self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management.” (Kinicki, 2021).
Self-awareness is being able to know what is going on around us and being aware of what we are worth i.e. The outcome after attending sessions of therapy or building a positive relationship with others. Self-management is to be in-charge of our own emotions i.e., being able to communicate effectively to others. Social Awareness is being able to understand the emotions of others, and being accommodative to other cultures i.e., identifying the strengths of others. Relationship management is being aware of our emotion and emotions of others i.e. The relationship in the workplace will improve if everyone improves on their own emotions.
Why this activity is significant to you? This activity was significant to me because it helps me understand how other people feel. The five activities that were of significant for me were “better teamwork, better office environment, more self-awareness, more self-control, and compassion.” (Kinicki, 2021).
Better teamwork is when everyone works together to achieve a common goal i.e. When people brainstorm and work together, work takes a shorter time to complete, and produces a good result. Better office environment maximizes my morale to work hard, and achieve my goals before they are due i.e., If I feel safe and comfortable with people around me, I tend to solely focus on completing my work. More self-awareness help employees to have an idea on what they can do and area to improve on i.e., Employees can improve by accepting feedback and use it as a learning experience. More self-control can help in complex decisions. Compassion is being ready for whatever happens i.e., it makes everyone ready for any changes that may occur around us. Being kind to people around us can prepare us for anything.
How the activity contributed to your professional development and understanding of course concepts? Better teamwork has helped me understand that one person cannot perform all task by themselves. Everyone must work together as a team for a better result. Better office environment keeps me happy, and it make me feel connected to everyone. It also improves my productivity. More self-awareness helps use feedback as a learning experience. More self-control has helped me improve work efficiency and build high-quality friendships. It also helped me demonstrate a more effective leadership style. Compassion helps me become kind to everyone, not judge them. It also helps me to be ready for anything and accept everything as they come.
Which of the four competencies is highest for you? What are the implications for you at school and/or work? Self-awareness is my number one, it helps me identify my emotions and how it can affect people around me. Through self-awareness, I will empathize with others and build a positive relationship with people around me. On the other hand, Relationship management is my lowest, even though it helps me influence others, I need to be able to be aware of my emotions and those around me before Influence them. It is important to me at work because it helps in the problem solving, and handling conflict in a better way at a workplace.
Do you have greater personal or social competence? What are the implications for you at school and/or work? Yes, I have greater social competence, I can interact and get along with anyone in any setting. I easily adapt to various environments. Social competence has helped me at my workplace to accept new changes and be able to be a good listener.
References: Kinicki, A. (2021). Organizational behavior: A practical, problem-solving approach (3rd edition). McGraw-Hill.
SAUL OCHIENG ODIRA | Week 5, Experiential Learning Activity | Emotional Intelligence.