The San Antonio Express-News shared an article authored by Calendar Co-Founder John Rampton on the importance of emotional intelligence — also known as EQ — to achieving greater productivity.

In the article, John cited research that found “emotionally intelligent people spend less time in pointless conflict and more time building teams.” Reasons include EQ increases self-awareness, promotes self-motivation, helps you better accept feedback, encourages collaboration and strategic partnerships, and boosts positivity.

Emotional intelligence also reduces stress and helps you learn how to effectively adapt when change is necessary. To learn more about developing EQ and how to use it for productivity, read the article here.