Emotional Intelligence at PharmEvo Head Office Emotional Intelligence is the ability of a person to understand and respond to one’s own and others’ emotions

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Workshop on Fostering Emotional Intelligence at PharmEvo Head Office
Emotional Intelligence is the ability of 
a person to understand and respond 
to one’s own and others’ emotions
This ability can be used to guide one’s thoughts
and actions-Dr. Nazish Imran

KARACHI: A workshop on Fostering Emotional intelligence was organized recently by Dept. of Learning Innovations at PharmEvo at its head office. Participants of the workshop included staff from administration, training, Human resources and Information Technology sections.

The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Nazish Imran, Associate Professor, Child & Family Psychiatry Department, King Edward Medical University (KEMU/ Mayo Hospital Lahore). Emotional Intelligence, she mentioned was the ability of a person to understand and respond to one’s own and others’ emotions. This ability can be used to guide one’s thoughts and actions. It is essential for all human interactions and particularly in professions that thrives on human interactions for which it has far greater importance. Specific objectives of the workshop included the following:

  1. To be able to define Emotional Intelligence (EI) and explain its relationship with IQ.
  2. Able to list the components of EI and their manifestations in the workplace.
  3. Be able to explain the impact of EI on patient satisfaction, job satisfaction, problem solving, and career longevity besides becoming aware of different teaching and learning strategies to build EI of team members.


Dr. Nazish Imran from King Edward Medical University Lahore facilitated a workshop on
Emotional Intelligence at PharmEvo head office. Group photograph taken on the occasion
shows the workshop participants with the facilitator.

The workshop used interactive discussion, case scenarios and videos to emphasize the role of emotions in daily life and help understand its importance in personal and professional domains.

Mr. M. Adnan Azam Head of the Dept. of Learning Innovations at PharmEvo during his welcome note pointed out that Emotional Intelligence is not just important for personal care, it is also important to effectively work as a team member. Therefore, there is a need to impart emotional intelligence skills as part of trainings in Institutions for effective performance.

Mr. Syed Jamshed Ahmad, Chief Operating Officer PharmEvo in his concluding remarks highlighted that in recent times there is increasing interest on the importance of emotional intelligence. It is extremely important for effective organizations and often hiring decisions in companies especially for leadership positions are based on applicant’s emotional intelligence.