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In disruptive era, it is essential for employees to have social intelligence skills. This skill will help employees to increase their productivity and efficiency in the workplace. To achieve that, employees must enrich their social intelligence. These are several ways to improve their social intelligence as follow:
Pay attention to other people
First, the mere act of paying attention to others without necessarily opening up is the key for establishing successful interpersonal relationships. As you interact with more people, you will learn to trust and let them in.
Then, before being able to understand your social environment, it is important to understand yourself first. (e.g. How do you react when a stranger greets you? Is your social behavior repulsive?) Answering these and other questions will help you identify your social strengths and weaknesses, and help you know which areas to work on.
Improve communication skills
After that, by improving communication skills, you also improve your social intelligence, because effective communication is at the heart of social interaction. It may distinguish the difference between a successful and a failed social relationship.
Invest in your relationships
Lastly, relationships of any type are dynamic. To keep them, you had to invest time and effort and adapt to their changing nature. Remember that it is a lot easier to establish a relationship than it is to maintain one.