Do you have the EI for AI Challenge?

The gist of this session is about why and how of Emotional Intelligence (EI) to deal with the Digital Technology context effectively.

Developing Digital solutions with Technologies like AI, ML, DL, IoT, Big Data etc. needs large number of diverse skills and ecosystems collaborating together and handling significant complexities of different disciplines. Tremendous possibilities from these technologies are leading to rapid innovation which make Business Agility essential. Rapid learning curve needed to pick up new fast emerging technologies and their application in diverse areas is making Growth Mindset a survival mantra. All these aspects need higher EI at individual, team and leadership level.

This session covers:

  • The challenges of dealing with Digital Technologies
  • Need for higher EI in the Digital age
  • Practical approaches to enhance EI at individual, team and leadership levels
  • Research showing the impact of such practices in enhancing EI
  • Some case-studies and data from application of such practices in enterprises
 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

This session covers:

  • The challenges of dealing with Digital Technologies
  • Need for higher EI in the Digital age
  • Practical approaches to enhance EI at individual, team and leadership levels
  • Research showing the impact of such practices in enhancing EI
  • Some case-studies and data from application of such practices in enterprises

See the draft presentation for more details.

Learning Outcome

Participants will understand the significance of EI in the Digital age, learn practical approaches to enhance EI and application of them in the work context.

Target Audience

Practitioners, Managers, Leaders, Coaches, Champions involved in Agile transformation

Prerequisites for Attendees

Understanding of Agile.

schedule Submitted 2 years ago

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