|Subject Name:||Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence and Diversity|
|Assessment Title:||Assessment 1|
|Assessment Type:||Individual Reflective Essay|
Write a reflective essay after:
This individual reflective assignment requires you to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of Learning Outcomes 1 and 2, covering topics between weeks 1 and 4.
In Part 1, critically compare your results with those of the two people who evaluated you. In your analysis, use the four quadrants of the Johari W indow; i.e. Open, Blind, Hidden, Unknown (approx. 400 words).
In Part 2, analyse your strengths and weaknesses based on your own survey results (approx. 300 words).
In Part 3, reflect on what competencies you would like to develop in order to function well as a global citizen. Provide practical examples with the assumption you work in a culturally diverse global organisation (approx. 400 words).
Your reflective essay should include:
This means that you should consider the Johari W indow model by breaking down its four parts and reflecting on how the various quadrants provide a deeper understanding of yourself.
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This study is intended to identify own efficiencies, capabilities and capacities by conducting the GEIT test and emotional intelligence test. After that, this study is associated with analysing own strengths and weaknesses by analysing the report of these two different tests. This study is also associated with identifying the areas of improvements so that a better skill set can be achieved to secure sustainability in the workplace.
Johari windows refer to the techniques that are associated with helping an individual in understanding their capabilities to form a relationship with others (Rode and Brown, 2019). Mainly four different quadrants such as open, hidden, unknown and blind spots are there in the Johari windows.
Open: These are the traits that are perceived by an individual and their peers. From the result of the global EI test, I have observed that I have secured 7 in the self-awareness, 6 in the self-management, 6 in the social awareness and 5 in the relationship management. On the other hand, the test result of my first friend demonstrates that I have secured 6 in the self-awareness, 6 in the social awareness, 7 in the self-management and 7 in the relationship management. On the other hand, I have observed from the test report of second friend that I have secured five on self-awareness, eight on self-management, five on relationship management, whereas, seven on the social awareness. Therefore, from the test report, it can be said that my friends and I think that I have sufficient social awareness ability. From this fact, I can say that I have efficiencies in three different competencies such as empathy, service orientation and organisational awareness. From the EQ test, I have observed that I have scored 66 in emotional intelligence. On the other hand, my first friend has provided 53 scores, and another friend has provided 59 scores in the EI test. The test has made me understand that my friends and I think that I have a useful self-awareness skill
These are the traits that are claimed by an individual, but the peers do not perceive. By considering the GEIT test report of mine, I can say that I have effectiveness in the self-awareness (score=7).
On the other hand, my friends think that I do not have a useful self-awareness. One of my friends has provided five scores, and others have provided 6 ratings. Therefore, from the result, I can say that I think that I have a useful self-awareness, but my friends do not believe that I have a useful self-awareness. From the result of EQ, I have observed that my friends think that I have an active empathy, but I do not believe that I do not have an adequate level of empathy.
These are the traits that the individual does not perceive, but the peers perceive. From the GEIT test result, I think that I do not have a sufficient self-management skill, but my friends think that I have effective self-management. I have scored myself 6 in this ability, whereas, my friends have provided 7 and 8 scores in self-management.
The EQ result has made me understood that I think that I have an active social skill, but my friends do not think I have a useful social ability.
These are the traits that are not perceived by both the individuals and their peers. The GEIT test report has shown the fact that my friends and I do not have sufficient knowledge about my relationship management skill. This is because I have scored myself as 5 in relationship management, but my first friend has provided six, and another friend has provided 5 scores in relationship management. Therefore, these dissimilarities describe that we do not have adequate knowledge of relationship management. I have observed from the EQ test that there are dissimilarities in the result of self-regulation and motivation among my friends and me. Therefore, it is located in the unknown quadrants.
For identifying own capabilities with the help of GEIT test, relationship management, social-awareness, self-awareness and self-management are considered (Mayer et al. 2016). On the contrary, for identifying own capabilities with the help of EQ test, motivation, social skill, empathy, self-awareness and self-regulation skills are considered (Nafukho et al. 2016). This section is intended to evaluate own strengths and weaknesses based on the ratings received GEIT tests and Goleman EQ test.
I have received 66 scores on Goleman EQ test that perfectly demonstrates the fact that I have more than average emotional intelligence. However, if I would consider the individual scoring pattern, then I would observe different weaknesses along with the strengths. By conducting the Goleman EQ test, I have found that I have efficiencies in the elf-awareness, empathy and self-regulation.
On the contrary, the GEIT test has helped me in understanding the fact that I have efficiencies in the self-awareness, social-awareness along with self-management. This is because I have secured more than the average score in these three emotional intelligence skill.
By conducting the Goleman test, I have observed that I have some issues in the motivational skill and social skill. By doing the GEIT test, I have identified the fact that I have weaknesses in making a relationship with others. This is because I have secured 5 scores in the relationship manganese. I have observed that I have inefficiencies in guiding as well as inspiring other people. Along with that, I have the worst convincing and listening skills that have created considerable barriers in making a relationship with others. Additionally, I do not have active collaboration and team working ability.
After analysing my efficiencies from the test conducted by my friends and me, I have observed that I need a useful improvement in emotional intelligence. I have found that I need a significant increase in motivational skills and social skills. motivation can help me in securing a better performance in my organisation. Moreover, my capability to motivate others can help me in handling my subordinates with more efficiencies and achieving better organisational output. A robust social skill is highly essential for me because it can help me in developing a more productive relationship with other people in my organisation. This is because; a better social skill facilitates more effective interpersonal interactions.
From the GEIT test, I have observed that I must improve my relationship making the skill. Relationship management skill is highly essential for me in guiding my subordinate and offering better support to them so that it can enhance the organisational result. Improving relationship management skill can help me in developing bonding with my colleagues that can be helpful for me in developing better teamwork. A useful relationship management skill is also essential for me in developing new ideas and leading people more efficiently so that an effective organisational result can be secured (Doe et al. 2015). I can improve my relationship by making skill by making more friends. Moreover, I must practise listening to others. Along with that, I must conduct more practice to lead other people.
From the overall discussion, I can say that improvements in the capabilities mentioned above can effectively enhance my emotional intelligence skill.
As a concluding statement, I must say that I have average emotional intelligence so I must improve my emotional intelligence skills. Developing emotional intelligence skill can help me to work in an organisation that hires diversified people.