Recently Inc highlighted a 10-word remote work policy by Gravity Payments CEO, Dan Price. The policy is simple, giving employees the latitude and grace to work in an environment that works for them.
Price writes, “If you get your work done, that’s all that matters.”
In certain work environments, this approach will work just fine. For many of my clients, the entrepreneurs who can connect with their teams and customers from anywhere, having a physical office doesn’t make sense.
To make this work, however, leaders must recognize the importance of emotional intelligence. Put simply, emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and manage one’s emotions. It’s become more important than ever for companies to develop emotionally intelligent policies, cultures, and employees. Ultimately, in today’s labor market, employees have more choices than ever.
If you’re struggling to create an emotionally intelligent culture within your organization, may I suggest you first identify, articulate, and put into practice the core values you and the team need to row in the same direction.
If you’re stuck on any of these points, let’s talk. Your company depends on it.