Traditionally, most professionals are taught that they have to be competitive and cunning to get ahead in the workplace. However, a new trend is on the rise that sees employees and leaders focus on promoting empathy in the workplace as well as emotional intelligence. And for good reason—empathy is the ability to understand another person’s situation or perspective, while emotional intelligence is how good you are at communicating and managing emotions and feelings.
While a little competition in the workplace can be good, exercising empathy and emotional intelligence in your office can make you a better employee, leader and friend. So how can you make sure you are using empathy and emotional intelligence on a daily basis at work? Follow this checklist and try to check off as many as possible throughout the day.