Subject-matter expert Edythe Richards explains the connection between Emotional Intelligence and Hybrid Work.
Emotional intelligence or EQ helps people to be aware of, control, and express their emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.
As the pandemic continues into a tenth month, nearly 8 out of every 10 full-time workers have shifted to remote or hybrid work settings. EQ helps them to seek a clear understanding of others who also work in separate locations.
In this episode, Edythe discusses:
- Her insights about the dramatic shift to remote and hybrid work. Starts at 2:17
- The special challenges faced by her clients experiencing workplace transitions. Starts at 6:10
- How people who use Zoom for work can benefit from EQ. Starts at 8:17
- Employing EQ while working remotely to achieve emotional presence. Starts at 16:52
Edythe explains how Emotional Intelligence and Hybrid Work relate to our current stress-packed reality:
“[There is an] EQ element called stress tolerance, which is essentially our ability, and tendency, to manage stressful situations. For many of us, our stress levels are going to be amplified during this time.”
About our guest:
Edythe Richards received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Delaware and a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling from Seton Hall University. Her nationally recognized career counseling consultancy, A Top Career, is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.
EPISODE DATE: November 6, 2020
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