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Impact of Emotional Intelligence on Productivity of Software Professionals

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Research and Development Centre, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, INDIA
  • 2 MarThoma Institute of Information Technology, Kollam, Kerala, INDIA

Res. J. Management Sci., Volume 3, Issue (3), Pages 10-13, March,6 (2014)


Majority of the young crowd in India are attracted to work in the software field today primarily due to high wages compared to many other industries. Software Professionals are undergoing lot of stress in their day to day work. The deadline factor, high demand, cross cultural dealings, flexible work hours, SLA-Service Level Agreements and penalty clauses are all ingredients to increase the pressure. The peer pressure, high goals and ever increasing performance levels also puts a heavy toll on their health. The marriage and family life are at cross roads to many. Globalization, competition, quality, make it right at the first time, bringing to market quickly, etc would ultimately putting pressure on the human resources, making them tense and hence affecting the productivity. In any situation, the pressure, the tension and the stress affects in all forms of our life; be it work, family, friends and any other social interactions. Attempt made here is to analytically evaluate how this affects our lives and what are those emotional intelligence best practices by which it can be controlled to give a positive outcome in one’s personal and professional life.


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