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CORPORATE CULTURE: Have fun! Care about co-workers! Be joyful! Emotional culture in the workplace matters

The thinking about corporate culture tends to focus on “cognitive culture,” the shared values, norms and assumptions in a particular organization or workplace.  In this Harvard Business Review piece, the different types of “emotional culture” are examined.  One positive type is a culture of joy, in which playfulness and fun are encouraged.  Another is a culture of companionate love, in which employees care for coworkers as friends.  There are also negative cultures, of course, primarily the culture of fear.  Considerations for a manager who wishes to create a positive emotional culture given.

Source: Barsade, S., and O’Neill, O.A. (2016, Jan.-Feb.). Manage your emotional culture. Harvard Business Review, 94(1/2), 58-66.  https://hbr.org/2016/01/manage-your-emotional-culture  Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

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