In the business world, factors that are really important to succeed in an ethical manner are largely dependent on EQ. These include the quality of leadership and communication, cooperation of employees, creativity and open-mindedness, understanding of another's point of view, and the ability to use empathy in negotiations. (Shepherd, Peter. Emotional Intelligence. Article)

Employers are looking for qualities of personal responsibility, quality, and caring in the people they hire. Given that, schools, colleges, and universities need to offer the basics of Emotional Intelligence in the skill sets they purport to offer. (Goleman, Daniel, Richard E. Boyatzis, and Annie McKee. Primal Leadership. MA: Harvard Business School Press. 2002, pxiii)

Cherniss lists 19 points that he thinks build a case for how emotional intelligence contributes to the bottom line in any work organization. (Cherniss, Cary. The Business Case for Emotional Intelligence. 1999.)