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Work: What is it good for?: Almost everything!

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>28/12/2019
<mark>Journal</mark>Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Issue number4
Number of pages3
Pages (from-to)460-462
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Mumby (2019), in his provocative article, playfully asks, “Work: What is it good for?”, and answers his own question by stating, “Absolutely nothing!” We reach quite a different answer to his question and feel that work is good for “almost everything.” In particular, we want to address comments that he made about the negative effects of emotional labor and about organizational attempts to regulate employees’ emotions. Indeed, we feel that the overwhelming evidence is that work is good for people’s emotional states and their overall well-being.