Date Added: Jan 2010
Reserving EQ skill development programs for managers perpetuates an unspoken belief in the workplace: If you don't supervise others and your emotional outbursts aren't creating a hostile work environment, your EQ is not a factor. This message isn't isolated to Silicon Valley, or even to companies with self-directed teams. It's a silent killer of performance that's prevalent in all types of organizations. Since EQ is a significant factor in the job performance of employees at all levels - including engineers - your coworkers' EQ skills will continue to suffer as long as your company treats them like they're unimportant.