Cultivating Self-Awareness Drives Emotional Intelligence, Resilience, and Personal Growth for
identifying outstanding employees, organizations can assess them based on their qualities. Among all
the crucial qualities outstanding employees must have, one is a vital trait that profoundly impacts
employees’ personal and professional growth, which is self-awareness. This trait is essential as it
involves recognizing one’s strengths, weaknesses, emotions, and values, leading to improved
emotional intelligence, resilience, and interpersonal relationships. Our research at AMBIZ sheds
light on the significance of self-awareness in the workplace.
Source: AMBIZ’s research, 2022.
- Improved Emotional Intelligence
Self-aware employees exhibit a high level of emotional intelligence, enabling them to manage
their emotions effectively. This heightened emotional intelligence correlates strongly (effect
size of 60%) with improved interpersonal relationships and reduced conflicts in the workplace.
- Higher Emotional Resilience
Through our internal research, we observed that self-aware individuals display greater emotional
resilience. They exhibit a 22.9% increase in perseverance and a 26.4% inclination towards
positive thinking when facing setbacks.
- Better Interpersonal Relationships
Self-awareness fosters empathy, as employees better understand the impact of their actions on
others. This ability to empathize is predicted by self-awareness with a significant effect size
of 35.5%. Additionally, their self-awareness also enables them to influence others effectively,
with an effect size of 55.1%.
- Personal Growth and Development
Employees with self-awareness proactively seek opportunities for personal growth and
development. Our research shows that they experience a 30.6% improvement in performance due to
continuous improvement efforts.
- Enhanced Purpose-Value Internalization and Job Enjoyment
Our research findings indicate that self-awareness plays a crucial role in purpose-value
internalization, with a substantial effect size of 14.4%. Furthermore, when employees can
connect with the purpose of their work and contribute to it within their teams (effect size of
25.6%), they experience a greater sense of fulfilment and job satisfaction (effect size of 15%).
a few ways organizations can do to promote self-awareness. For starters, you can employ Personality
and Strengths Assessments to help your employees understand their unique traits and identify areas
for personal and professional growth. Afterward, to encourage self-awareness among employees, you
can conduct workshops and training sessions on emotional intelligence, self-assessment, and
self-reflection. Not stopping there, organizations should aid their people in their self-awareness
journey by implementing a comprehensive feedback system where employees receive input from their
peers, supervisors, and subordinates and offering personalized coaching and mentoring programs.
many qualities that make an employee become an outstanding performer, with self-awareness as one of
the highlighted qualities. Organizations may find that not all of their people own this trait, but
it doesn’t mean there is nothing that can be done about it. Organizations can promote self-awareness
through a few organizational strategies such as employing suitable assessments, conducting training,
implementing 360-feedback, and offering coaching programs. By promoting this quality, organizations
will build a better team as their employees have developed this vital quality.