Our upbringing plays a big role in how we perceive emotions. While we learn which emotion is appropriate in a given situation, we’re also made to believe that emotions directly oppose reason. So how can we get reason and emotion to work together?
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After years of fighting our emotions to better fit in at work, many of us have adopted a strategic behavior known as "emotional detachment." The direct result of today's professional model, this response seems to be an ideal solution. But it can also be risky.Lesson 3 • 5mn
Emotional labor has gained considerable importance in the world of work, with emotions being evaluated, standardized and even prescribed. Worse yet, certain injunctions are reinforced depending on an employee’s profession, hierarchical level and gender.Lesson 4 • 5mn
Some management techniques use emotions to give contradictory orders, which creates an emotional yo-yo where "negative" emotions are off limits and "positive" emotions are manipulated. But before you fall into this trap, remember that no emotion is positive or negative in itself.Lesson 5 • 5mn