Employee Positive Emotion and Favorable Outcomes at the Workplace

@article{Staw1994EmployeePE,
  title={Employee Positive Emotion and Favorable Outcomes at the Workplace},
  author={B. Staw and R. I. Sutton and L. H. Pelled},
  journal={Organization Science},
  year={1994},
  volume={5},
  pages={51-71}
}
This paper draws on writings in psychology, sociology and organizational behavior to develop a conceptual framework that specifies how positive emotion helps employees obtain favorable outcomes at work. We propose that feeling and expressing positive emotions on the job have favorable consequences on: 1 employees independent of their relationships with others e.g., greater persistence, 2 reactions of others to employees e.g., "halo," or overgeneralization to other desirable traits, and 3… Expand
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