malaysiaSMEs in Malaysia are more apt to think their companies are Socially-Intelligent Organisations (SIOs) than their ASEAN peers, according to a survey by Kelly Services. An SIO is defined as an organisation that embraces collaboration and harnesses diversity to promote innovation and change. “Last year’s report emphasised ‘innovation,’ this year the emphasis was on the Social Intelligence Quotient (SQ),” said Anthony Raja Devadoss, Asia Pacific vice president of the Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting Group. Whereas the Intelligence Quotient (IQ) and Emotional Quotient (EQ) are most often mentioned when it comes to talent management, the social portion is becoming increasingly important in an interconnected world.