Should you be showing your emotions at work?

Does crying at work make you look weak? Does showing anger ultimately distance you from your colleagues?

Emotionscan affect employees' behaviours in the workplace. An employee's feelings and general character have a significant impact on their work performance, decision-making skills, team spirit, and leadership and productivity.

What employees feel and how they express their emotions directly impacts their performance, creativity, and interpersonal relationships. Therefore, in business, it is often recommended that people try to keep their emotions out of the office.

How does mood impact work performance?

All employees go through different phases of productivity: one day, you may want to achieve as much as possible in 6 hours, other days, personal problems can interfere with your work routine and sap your desire and motivation to work. No human being can have the same mood 24/7.

But is it the same for men as for women?

A study has found women who cry at work can be seen as weak or unprofessional, while people assume men are dealing with external factors behind the tears. Similarly, men who exhibit anger can often wield it as an effective management tool to appear capable, while women are seen as inept or even shrill.

Expressing feelings and needs is the only way to let others—bosses, colleagues or subordinates—know what is going on. No one can guess what you are thinking, and no one gets what they deserve, but only what they negotiate.

At the end, it is essential to be able to detect, before it becomes critical, a growing or chronic state of frustration so that frustration is registered in time, the probability of resolving the causes is higher.

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