It’s normal for your employees to experience a wide range of emotions throughout the day.
Here's what employees identified as the top three emotions felt that affected their interactions and ability to be productive:
When left unchecked, emotions can have a serious impact on the workplace environment leading to strained relationships both at work and at home, burnout, stress, low morale, lack of motivation and well-being.
One of the most underrated skills both personally and professionally is emotional development. Being aware of emotions, learning healthy ways to move through them, and strengthening the ability to rebound from challenging circumstances may be the difference between success and failure for your business.
Think of the emotional triggers experienced throughout the day:
Circumstances happening at home
Tension between colleagues
Emails, phone calls, or a boss saying, "We need to talk."
A disparaging remark from a colleague
Dealing with a disgruntled customer
Building a company culture of trust and practicing emotional development skills gives employees a safe space to acknowledge, express, manage and bounce back from their emotions which will:
Strengthen emotional skills and boost morale
Bring clarity to problem solving
Enhance relationships and communication both personally and professionally
Assist your team in making character-based choices reflecting your company's values and goals
Increase productivity, performance and job satisfaction
Build a respectful and emotionally resilient culture
Investing in your employees’ emotional well-being ensures that they feel supported, inspired, engaged, and valued which brings harmony to their families and home life. This is the foundation of a happy workforce and a successful organization.