11 Aug Emotions
Emotions are powerful responses! Sometimes emotions can find themselves in the workplace. A sales person with intense passion can convince someone to make a purchase. On the other hand, an angry manager can deliver an unfair review as their emotions get brought into the workplace. In this discussion, you are asked to help your team to understand and manage their emotions in the workplace. Review the following article: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/intense-emotions-and-strong-feelings/201012/it-or-not-emotions-will-drive-the-decisions-you
Assume that you are a team leader, and your team is under a deadline to get a lot done. You have noticed that some of your team members tend to get overwhelmed and make emotional decisions. Other team members seem to thrive in those situations and are motivated by the deadline.
Based upon this article, make a list of things you can do as a manager to help your team to understand and manage their emotions so they all can be productive. For instance, what could you teach them about emotions? How would you pair people to work together? What would help them to learn about their emotions so they can be productive in the workplace?
*** Be at least 10 sentences ****
Respond to this discussion post below.
“If I obtained a position of power like this, I would try to incentivize each worker based on their needs. For example, I would set the deadline, but I would encourage workers to finish early by adding some time of bonus. I would also try to pair motivated workers with anxious workers. The motivated workers would most likely inspire the anxious workers. Additionally, the workers should be informed. I would try to explain why some anxious workers feel that way, and how they can redirect that anxiousness into motivation. All of these tactics would create a better work environment.”