andreas_martaKandidata Asia´s partner in Indonesia Andreas Marta  is one of the very first people in Indonesia to be certified in the EQi2.0. Andreas works with Leadership Development and Executive Coaching and he generously shared with me some of his experience from introducing and working with EQi in Indonesia. Read more about Andrea´s EQ work in Indonesia in the blog from Nov. 2012.

The following is a summary of a study of 5 groups of Management Trainees.

The score comparison is based on Management Trainees in five different Financial Institutions in Indonesia. Their age was between 22- 27 with 33 male and 39 female participants; a total of 72 participants in a special management development program for young graduates, designed to give participants best-in-class, hands-on training.

The program started out with a rigorous selection process that ensured that the recruits had the right talents to answer organization demands for future leaders. The participants of this EQ score comparison are 100% young Indonesians and   70% are graduates from reputable Universities in Indonesia and 30% are International Graduates (USA, Europe and Australia)

On the score comparison we found that the 3 most common highest scores were:

  • Self Actualization
  • Assertiveness
  • Empathy

Followed by the most common 3 low score:

  • Independence
  • Problem Solving
  • Impulse Control

We have found by observation that this result tends to connect with few aspect of the organization such as:

  • Recruitments system (including recruiters)
  • Organization Cultures
  • Mentors commitment and capacities during the deployment process
  • Leadership
  • The understanding of EI in the higher level/position in organization

The young generation so called the “Gen Y” has no doubt great cognitive capacity and it proves from all the high graduates scores. The struggle start when they try to apply what they have learned in school in to the working condition, where  human relationship skills are more important than technical capacity.

This is the part where EI can really contribute to their capacity of adaptation and finally their success.