Should you bring your emotions to work? Yes.

14/12/2016
What is infectious enough to be passed to your colleagues other than a flu bug? Your emotions, and it could be more serious than you think. Yizhen Lu reports.

“How are you feeling?”

When was the last time you answer this question honestly… at work? It's common to find ourselves drawing a line between our personal emotions and work, by suppressing or faking these emotions. Still, these emotions resurface on the job, through the tone of voice, or the limited patience we could “spare for the day”. Emotions do creep into conversations at work. Newcombe and Askhanasy (2002) found that emotions expressed in a message are more important than its content, such that it can influence the attitudes, behaviour and mood of others. How do we...

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