Discussion post must be at least 300 words per question. (900 words total)
READ THE CASE STUDY ON WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION. PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE (3) FOLLOWING QUESTIONS PRESENTED AT THE END OF THE CASE
1. Separating our personal and professional lives is increasingly difficult, especially if you are a salaried employee. Many organizations provide employees with cell phones and laptops to work while traveling and work fro home. Discuss your view when it comes to working after hours? Do you routinely send and respond to after hour emails? Are you able to turn work off after hours like some of the companies in the article?
2. Burnout is leading to serious medical conditions. Individuals who are unable to manage stressful jobs coupled with stress in their personal lives suffer with serious illnesses like high blood pressure, anxiety, and insomnia. Discuss at least two (2) strategies that you would recommend to your employees to improve their work-life balance. Consider ways in which you would encourage them to disconnect.
3. In your own words, what is Emotional Intelligence (EI)? Select two (2) of Goleman’s major dimensions of EI and discuss why they are relevant in the workplace. Why do you think EI may be more important than IQ for an effective manager?