The Role of Management in Developing EI and Soft Skills

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The Role of Management in Developing EI and Soft Skills
Aries Musnandar, Member
Previously, IQ and/or knowledge was seen by many as the main factor determining individual success, however, this paradigm is shifting to EI and/or soft skills. An employee with good EI/soft skills is regarded as a valuable contributor to the sustainability of the business. Recruiting departments are now working with techniques to identify soft skills of prospective employees. And many soft skill trainings are conducted in companies for employees.

In his book "Working with Emotional Intelligence", Goleman said that management should avoid following conditions in order not to hinder the development of good soft skills of people:
  1. Work overload (many tasks and little support);
  2. Lack of autonomy (rigid regulation and new things are not accepted);
  3. Skimpy rewards (small amount of compensation but plenty of assignments);
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