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Solutions to Negative Emotions

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Publication date17/01/2022
Host publicationEmotions and Negativity: Research on Emotion in Organizations
EditorsRonald H. Humphrey, Neal M. Ashkanasy, Ashlea C. Troth
Place of PublicationBingley
PublisherEmerald Publishing Limited
Number of pages14
ISBN (electronic)9781801172004
ISBN (print)9781801172011
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Publication series

NameResearch on Emotion in Organizations
PublisherEmerald Publishing
ISSN (Print)1746-9791


Purpose: In this summative chapter, the volume editors discuss some of the “antidotes” to negative emotions that the authors in this volume have set out.
Design: The summary is arranged in five sections: (1) Negative emotions as learning opportunities; (2) attributions and cognitive reframing; (3) importance of emotional intelligence; (4) leader empathy and organizational support; and (5) benefits of solving employee negative emotions.
Findings: Despite the pervasiveness of negative emotions and experiences in organizations, they can lead to positive outcomes if handled appropriately.
Research Implications: The chapters focus on a wide variety of important but under-researched topics in emotions and affect; and contain many original solutions to dealing with such emotions that may ultimately prove beneficial to organizations.
Practical Implications: Organizations that are good at helping their employees cope with negative emotions have a competitive advantage in improving their employees’ job performance and organizational commitment.
Social Implications: The negative emotions examined in the volume chapters have an impact on employee well-being. Thus, coping with these emotions is crucial to society.
Originality/ value: The chapters in this volume provide a variety of original solutions to what some might see as an “epidemic”’ of negativity in organizations.