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ERIC Number: EJ797859
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5629
Emotional Episodes at Work: An Experiential Exercise in Feeling and Expressing Emotions
Gibson, Donald E.
Journal of Management Education, v30 n3 p477-500 2006
This exercise explores how organizations affect individuals' feelings and expressions of emotion. Although recent attention by management theorists suggests that emotions are an important aspect of organizational life, people's actual experience of emotions at work often do not reflect this emphasis: Work-place emotions remain, in large part, undiscussable. The purpose of this experiential exercise is to emphasize emotions as a central, rather than hidden, part of work life. In the exercise, students explore and discuss emotional "episodes" from their work lives to learn about how organizations generate display rules for emotional expression and what this means for individual and organizational effectiveness. (Contains 1 table, 2 figures and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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