By: A student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, as a part of Heather Nelson’s Service Learning class.

Have you ever lost control over your emotions in a heated discussion in the workplace? Have trouble compartmentalizing your feelings? In the post, I will talk about the importance of emotional intelligence in the workplace and tips on how to improve it.

Emotional intelligence is defined as “the ability to understand, use, and manage your own emotions in a positive way to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges and defuse conflict”. Being able to have control over your emotions will help you be more successful as a communicator and build stronger work connections. Being able to effectively communicate your wants is not only important for your personal success but as well as the company.

The first tip is to be assertive. By communicating to your colleagues your wants and needs in a clear and concise manner they are able to work with you toward a common goal while still respecting your boundaries and valuing your time.

The second tip is to compartmentalize. When stepping into your workplace, remember why you are there. Come in knowing there are goals needing to be achieved and let that be the driving force for your day.

Knowing your stressors plays a role in the workplace. Identifying what situations could cause you an adverse reaction is a critical key point. By knowing what your stressors are, take it a step further and know positive ways to alleviate that stress.

In conclusion, having the ability to use these tips to help you manage your emotions in the workplace with guaranteed success.

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Omaha Skills Connection is a 501c3 non-profit organization located in Omaha, Nebraska established as a result of the post-pandemic era to help bridge the skills gap between education, technology, and today’s workforce. Omaha needs an educated, flexible, and dynamic workforce in today’s knowledge-based economy. OSC connects talent to opportunity, modernizing employee development for today’s workforce.