Emotional Intelligence: Emotional Contagion at Work
What emotions are you spreading at work today?
‘Contagion’ isn’t a word that I typically used in my day to day vocabulary until Covid! But what about contagion at work. Research has shown that emotions are contagious as well. Our emotions affect other workers and the people with whom we interface – clients, suppliers etc.
Therefore it does matter how you ‘show up’ at work, especially if you are the leader of a group. You set the tone for your area, the mood for the day especially in challenging times. Equally those claiming that cynicism or negativity don’t cause any harm may well be mistaken as through contagion their negative emotions are spread.
So, in a way we’re all contagious! What emotions are you spreading today?
Food for thought?