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29 December 2010

Emotional intelligence at the workplace: private vs public sector

A new study shows that within the private sector high levels of emotional intelligence empower positive attitudes towards the workplace and decrease negative behaviour.

A new study from the University of Haifa shows that within the private sector, high levels of emotional intelligence (EI) empower positive attitudes towards the workplace and decrease negative behaviour; however, the same effect was not found within the public sector.

A comparison between the two sectors revealed a higher level of organisational politics in the public sector. Moreover, the political skills of public sector employees were much more developed. Yet, significant differences in employees' emotional intelligence level were not found.

 
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