The biggest challenges organizations are facing today is a combination of megatrends:
Studies show that these challenges are universal and affect every organization on the planet. And they are all trying to figure out how to solve it. But you cannot solve anything unless you know why you have the problem in the first place.
The reason for all these challenges are unrecognized negative emotions.
These emotions are caused by unmet psychological needs and real workplace challenges that are not dealt with. Emotions impact your employees every single day. And if the employees don’t have the ability to deal with their negative emotions, it will inevitably lead to intense frustration.
If that frustration goes unanswered, it leads to cynicism, lack of motivation and low engagement in the workplace. Also known as quiet quitting. If this happens, your employees WILL look for a new job.
Even if they don’t leave, their capacity to innovate, solve problems and reach business targets will diminish greatly, simply because neither they nor the organization know how to deal with negative emotions and what is causing them.
Do we realize how this negative spiral affects our organizations and their results? Do we understand how much potential is lost because we don’t utilize the power of emotions?
The solution is deceptively simple. We need to understand the role of emotions: how they affect people at all levels of your organization as well as your business performance. And we do that by using something called Emotional Agency.
Emotional Agency is the awareness and understanding of emotions in activities and interactions in the workplace.
While most companies focus on hard facts like operating models, KPI’s and goal setting, the fact remains that even with the best systems in place, emotions still run people. While those hard facts are important, they won’t work without emotions.
Essentially we need to change the mindset from managing employees to leading human beings.
Aren’t emotions a bit too abstract to deal with?
Our Emotional Agency tools are very concrete and practical and they create tangible results. Everything we do is backed up by science. We have ongoing cooperation with top universities where the topic is continuously studied and reviewed. Read more about our latest research program on Emotional Agency at work.
How do you know this works?
The principles of Emotional Agency are already used by hundreds of organizations and thousands of people, with truly amazing results.
What amazing results?
Just recently one organization with 250 employees was able to cut down their costs related to sick leaves by 33 % in just 4 months, which in their case meant over 1 million USD savings.
This will probably affect our day to day work?
The online program allows for a flexible way for all to engage in the training. The disruption to daily work is truly minimal.
Our organization is special, does it work for us?
50 employees or 5000 employees, the process and work is the same.
Why should our employees care about this?
Not only is there a huge benefit for the organization, but also the individual. They receive actionable steps on how to deal with emotions and tough situations at work. They will see results from day 1. It’s a win-win situation.
We still need to focus on hard facts like operating models and KPI’s, is that a problem?
Not at all. Our approach will actually make use of those hard facts. The employees will feel excitement not indifference.
Our organization is already doing quite well, why would we need this?
Emotional Agency will not only take an organization from OK to good, but also from good to great.
Emotional agency is the awareness, understanding and consideration of emotions in activities, interactions and organizational practices. It is worth noting that emotional agency is a competence that CAN be developed – and as the term agency indicates, the whole core of it lies in active participation – learning and continuous development being the key elements of it.
What is Emotional Agency?
Researchers from the best Universities in Finland together with the Emergy team got together and brought the concepts of agency and emotional intelligence together, creating a completely new and innovative concept: Emotional Agency. Emotional Agency takes into account both the individual level and the interpersonal (group) level. It is a completely new way to think about workplace emotional intelligence.
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We implemented a massive organizational change and by learning and applying emotional skills in the change project, our employee satisfaction has increased, the sick leaves have decreased and our customer satisfaction has increased significantly.
Emergy’s training gave us a huge amount of tools to support the cultural change. The insight from the management team have been a tangible help in getting the development work on the right track. We tried a number of different trainings to suppor the change, but Emergy® training was in its own class.
Based on our experience with the training to our management team, we wanted to expand the training impacts and offered the course for our entire staff.