Employees' Emotional Intelligence, Motivation & Productivity, and Organizational Excellence

A Future Trend in HRD

Authors: Chakrabarti, Gagari, Chatterjea, Tapas

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  • Treats non-cognitive skills as a distinct form of intelligence that explains individual performances and organizational excellence
  • Includes a quantitative analysis based on a primary survey in India that has practical relevance and applicability
  • Suggests an effective hiring strategy based on non-cognitive excellence
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About this book

This book focuses on emotional intelligence, which has emerged as a factor in superior on-the-job performance and ability to lead an effective life.  Based on an emerging country, namely India, the book deviates from traditional approaches by focusing on non-cognitive rather than cognitive skills to explain and predict performance and achievements. It finds that those with strong intrinsic non-cognitive skills, like trustworthiness, conscientiousness, adaptability, initiative and commitment have a better chance of becoming effective leaders with enhanced service-orientation, empathy and conflict management skills –traits desired by any organization striving for efficiency.  It also demonstrates that while such imponderable, intrinsic skills matter, they cannot replace discernible psycho-social factors and hence, effective hiring strategies must focus on behavioural competence along with cognitive skills.

The book also discusses organizations’ desire to ensure a working environment that is vibrant and positive in an attempt to prevent unconstructive or disruptive factors and to ensure improved performances over time. The book is a valuable resource for corporate personnel, as well as for researchers and practitioners in the field.

About the authors

Gagari Chakrabarti is an Assistant Professor in Economics at Presidency University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.  Her research interest lies in the areas of Financial Economics, Financial Econometrics and more recently, in emotional intelligence.

Tapas Chatterjea is a senior, multi-discipline specialist medical professional.  He provides consultancy in Cardio-vascular, Internal, Geriatric, Holistic and Critical care medicines; Diabetology and Thyroid diseases as well as Mental Health, Stress and Hospital Management.

Reviews

“Accepting that emotional intelligence is a fledging category, this book is a novel attempt by the authors to explore this area in the context of an emerging economy like India. It combines qualitative and quantitative analysis to make a case for emotional intelligence, with particular emphasis on its effect on organizations. It also contains a very good introductory review of the topic that could be helpful to students, researchers and leaders of organizations. I have no doubt that this book will be a point of reference and departure for any future work on emotional intelligence.” (Anjan Chakrabarti, University of Calcutta, India)

“This is an interesting and a must-read book for researchers and HR   professionals.   Not   many   text   or   reference   books   are available on quantitative research on Emotional Intelligence to assess   the   organizational   productivity   in   Indian   context   and therefore, this book is a researcher’s delight.  Given the critical role   of   social   and   emotional   intelligences   in   explaining organizational achievements, this book delves deep to achieve excellence by addressing the problem of moral hazard in workplace.” (Dr Bivas Chaudhuri, All India Institute of Hygiene & Public Health, Government of India, Kolkata, India)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)
  • Prologue

    Pages 1-9

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  • Intelligence?… Emotions?… or, the Emotional Intelligence: Theories and Evidence in Global Context

    Pages 11-49

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  • Indicators of Emotional Intelligence: Determinants and Interconnections

    Pages 51-219

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  • Benefit to an Organization: Intrinsic Skills and (Or?) Psycho-social Factors

    Pages 221-289

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Employees' Emotional Intelligence, Motivation & Productivity, and Organizational Excellence
Book Subtitle
A Future Trend in HRD
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-5759-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-5759-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-5758-8
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-5483-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 299
Number of Illustrations
153 b/w illustrations
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