Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to highlight the nature and use of a model of emotional intelligence (EI) characteristics in relation to members of natural resource management committees in Australia. Approach: An overview of the impact of reforms in the public management domain upon the operation of Australia’s natural resource management workflow framework is followed by a review of EI characteristics that are relevant to the goals and methods of natural resource management committees. A pilot study was conducted to test the relevance of an EI framework to the work of such committees. Some suggestions are made specifically pertinent to the Australian Government policy, in a region, which is a major player in resource management innovation both nationally and globally. Findings: The outcomes of the pilot study provide a positive basis for the continuation of research within the area of EI and its influence on the operating effectiveness of natural resource management committees. Originality and Value: Based on emerging research findings on EI and public sector management principles, this paper takes a user-centred view of the committee management process. Suggestions are made for EI applicable strategies, which will enhance the effectiveness of this EI-based novel paradigm in an Australian context. Based on the results of the pilot it appears worthwhile to conduct further in-depth studies to tease out further details of the applicability of the EI paradigm on the management of natural resource management committees.
|Title of host publication||The Asian Conference on the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Conference proceedings|
|Place of Publication||Japan|
|Publisher||International Academic Forum|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||The Asian Business & Management Conference 2010 'Challenges & Opportunities' - Osaka, Osaka, Japan|
Duration: 7 Oct 2010 → 9 Oct 2010
|Name||The Asian Conference on the Social Sciences 2018: Official Conference Proceedings|
|Publisher||The IAFOR Research Archive|
|Conference||The Asian Business & Management Conference 2010 'Challenges & Opportunities'|
|Period||7/10/10 → 9/10/10|
Schalk, T., & Sofo, F. (2010). Emotional Intelligence Paradigm for the Operation of Natural Resource Management. In J. Haldane (Ed.), The Asian Conference on the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Conference proceedings (pp. 893-908). (The Asian Conference on the Social Sciences 2018: Official Conference Proceedings). Japan: International Academic Forum.