Measuring emotional intelligence helps you create a highly productive work environment.
Often we choose new team members from the “available people”.
We tend to tumble down the easy track of giving someone a crack from our known circle of friends, family, and contacts. This sometimes works, but if we get it wrong it can be very costly and painful. It is far better to be intentional and informed when it comes to selecting the people who will build a prosperous and successful future for our enterprise. The knowledge and tools for going about this the right way are not the exclusive domain of the larger corporates. Nowadays, highly validated psychometric tools that measure behaviors, motivators, and attributes of potential team members are within the grasp of small and even micro-business owners. With the information the profiles can provide, the average entrepreneur with all the insight they need to make the best choices. The result can be less stress, more joy, and higher profits and growth.
There is a better way
Emotional intelligence can be measured. It takes a little time and patience, but it is a high payoff activity. Once you have the wrong person on your team, they can be costly and a source of a lot of stress and lost profits. Building a team with the right attitude is a science, not an art. Avoid the pitfalls of “shoot then aim”, and go about recruitment in a methodical and intentional way.
Self-awareness is a good place to start
You can acquire the skills to become a good judge of character, it is not just common sense, although common sense does help! It starts with increasing your self-awareness. Self-aware people are inherently better at making character judgments that are an essential part of the intentional recruitment process. Interestingly, Socrates got the quote “know thyself” from an inscription on the lintel of the temple of Delphi where it had been placed by a patron and businessman.
Would you like to know how to go about building an emotionally engaged, high-performance team?
As a business owner, you should take the notion of increasing self-awareness seriously. Your future success at work and play depends on this. Once you get a better grasp of your own behaviors, motivations, and character traits, you are much better equipped to make informed choices when it comes to choosing high-performance staff. It works much better than simply grabbing the next person that walks in the door. Give Christopher a call and he will help you “Navigate the tricky bits”. 0421 713 140