…Understanding where interpersonal skills fit within project management…
LONDON – Tuesday 2nd June 2015 – ILX, the global Best Practice learning company, and TFPL Learning, a specialist provider of training, recruitment and consultancy services, have released a joint whitepaper titled, ‘Emotional intelligence for project management’.
The whitepaper explains where emotional intelligence fits in today’s modern workplace and why it is necessary for organisational efficiencies and change management. It provides points to consider when evaluating the implementation of emotional intelligence.
Russell Kenrick, Managing Director at ILX, explains, “Emotional intelligence is not a fluffy, optional skillset for organisations. Emotional intelligence is critical for successful leadership. Behaviours should align with corporate values such as managing people, demonstrating innovation and creativity. Where they do not, action can be taken to refine those behaviours. Project managers in particular spend a lot of time spring boarding from one project to the next with little time for reflection. Many decisions are habitual; emotional intelligence recognises this and supports staff to break bad habits and to foster more productive behaviours.”
Emotional intelligence accounts for more than 85% of what differentiates star performers from an average employee in the workplace.  Organisations tend to hire people based on their experiences and qualifications, but it is their emotional intelligence that determines their level of effectiveness and success in the role. According to TFPL Learning it is vital for HR professionals to look beyond ticking the qualification and experience boxes and to critically assess behaviours that will drive performance.
Maria Naylor, Account Development Manager at TFPL Learning adds, “Some people are naturally good communicators, yet soft skills are something that can be natured and shaped. Emotional intelligence initiatives must be championed from the top before being cascaded down and our whitepaper will help HR and learning and development professionals understand how soft skills fit within today’s project management challenges.”
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