Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Emotional Intelligence at Work - NOT

It it always amazing to me - that when it comes to workforce training or organizational change - it is always the employees that "need to be fixed". 

Found this:
We probably all know people, either at work or in our personal lives, who are really good listeners. No matter what kind of situation we're in, they always seem to know just what to say – and how to say it – so that we're not offended or upset. They're caring and considerate, and even if we don't find a solution to our problem, we usually leave feeling more hopeful and optimistic.

We probably also know people who are masters at managing their emotions. They don't get angry in stressful situations. Instead, they have the ability to look at a problem and calmly find a solution. They're excellent decision makers, and they know when to trust their intuition. Regardless of their strengths, however, they're usually willing to look at themselves honestly. They take criticism well, and they know when to use it to improve their performance.

This is one of the latest management fixes - tell everyone that they need to be emotionally intelligent.

Another consulting business scam.

Management tells OTHERS that they need to be caring and considerate and they have to not be offended or upset and they have to calmly find a solution and they need to take criticism well and try to improve their performance.

Yeh - they tell the employees to do that - but if management doesn't change - nothing changes.
The employees are still in a management swamp - up to their asses in management alligators.

I work in an environment like that!
The company I am working at is pushing "emotional intelligence".

I work for a "emotionally intelligent" management team that
  Jumps off the edge of a cliff in anger in a New York minute if things don't go their way
  They "tell" people what to do, even when what they want is not doable.
  They get angry if you question the plans they came up
  They call people names behind their backs
  They openly discsriminate against people who use too many benefits or are "too old"
  They only give raises to people they like - regardless of the work/hours you are pushing out
  They do 360 degree evaluations on everyone else - but not on themselves.
  They work from home more often than they work in the office
  They couldn't honestly evaluate themselves if they were paid a bonus to do so.

If management doesn't change - nothing changes!
Consultants can do whatever they want to do to the employees
- but when the door hits them in the ass on the way out - nothing has changed.
- because if management doesn't change
- the workplace system doesn't change.

Consultants - Put that in your "emotionally intelligent" pipe and smoke it!

And that's my two cents for today.

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