20 May Happiness at work – managing emotions
You know the type: coworkers who never have anything positive to say, whether at the weekly staff meeting or in the cafeteria line. They can suck the energy from a brainstorming session with a few choice comments. Their negativity can contaminate even good news. “We engage in emotional contagion,” says Wharton management professor Sigal Barsade. “Emotions travel from person to person like a virus.” Barsade is the co-author of a new paper that looks at the impact of employees’ moods, emotions, and overall dispositions on job performance.
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