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Havoc in the workplace: Coping with ‘hurricane’ employees

Research by Donald E. Gibson, Ph.D., dean of the Dolan School of Business, was discussed in this article about employees who take an office by storm: “Wharton management professor Sigal Barsade has spent two decades researching the area of emotions and work dynamics. In a paper titled, “Why Does Affect Matter in organisations?” Barsade and co-author Donald Gibson of Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business note that “affect matters because people are not isolated ‘emotional islands.’ Rather, they bring all of themselves to work, including their traits, moods and emotions, and their affective experiences and expressions influence others.” (“Affect” is another word for “emotion” in organisational behaviour studies.)”

Published in Leader, a South African publication on 11/27/13

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