Improve Social Intelligence
Agus Setiawan

PhD candidate and result-oriented Director with 25 years experience with involvement in all levels of Business Strategy, Sales and Marketing, Managing Project and Product Development. Aside of managing a company, he is also the best corporate trainer and public speaker in seminar and conference.

4 Ways to Improve Social Intelligence

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.

Understand yourself

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.


To sum up, in this disruptive era, social intelligence is the important skills that must be possessed by employees, because it helps them in maximizing their work skills, work productivity, and work efficiency which will affects towards organization’s growth and advancement in the future.

Editorial Team. (Accessed in 2020, November 18). Social and emotional intelligence. Leadinspire blog.

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