Emotional Intelligence meets Social Media

Just because I thought you might like to join in this study, which has been extended to November 5th 2009  concludes October 25th, please take a peek…

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In their own words (from the delightful @celiaprosser and @lukegrange) :

“Knowledge Solutions together with its research partner, The Australian Brain Sciences Institute at Swinburne University are conducting a groundbreaking study. We want to look at the link between Emotional Intelligence (EI) and effective communication using Online Social Media tools such as Twitter and Yammer.

This is an international study so join in. Become a fan on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/ydeuno7 or take a look in more detail at the project at http://tinyurl.com/yzgxyws

We have focussed on effective communication in the concept of microblogging [eg Twitter] as this is the closest form to flow of conscious thought”….”there has not been a tool that has connected so many people so rapidly in the history of communication. Microblogging has also been recognized as being as the most emerging trend for use in business.

The Study:
What we want to discover is whether there is a correlation between Social Media usage and skills in Emotional Intelligence and therefore how this affects our behaviour online. We know that EI can be defined as a set of skills which demonstrates how often we perceive, understand, reason with, and manage our own and others’ feelings, emotions and mood states and that this can transform entire companies when applied to all levels and roles. It can also be used to improve individual business functions such as leadership, accountability, sales, and customer service.

What we don’t know, however, is how this links to effective communication online and because there is such an astronomical move to more and more business being done through Twitter we want to know what this means for our ability to communicate and do business – as humans! We are reaching out to you to join us in making the Web more human!

If you create an account on the Knowledge Solutions site ( http://tinyurl.com/yahyt7f ) you will automatically be part of the survey and until the 5th of November be given access to edit the Wiki to help steer it in the right direction.”