Daniel Goleman’s Emotionally Intelligent Contribution to Organizational Theory
Emotional Intelligence, developed for a business environment by Daniel Goleman in 1995, builds on Classical Organizational Theory, adds to Behavioral Management Theory, and is highly relevant in today’s current business environment. The benefits of Emotional Intelligence can be categorized into self-awareness, emotional management, and social management. Emotionally intelligent business managers use these skills to enhance their own performance and manage others in a way that minimizes conflict and improves efficiency. While Daniel Goleman’s Theory of Emotional Intelligence has not been specifically recognized as a contribution to the Human Relations Movement, this paper explains why Goleman’s work on Emotional Intelligence is strongly related to the fundamentals of the Human Relations Movement and why Goleman’s work should be recognized as a useful and enduring Behavioral Management Theory.
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