Positive Social Interactions and the Human Body at Work: Linking Organizations and Physiology

  title={Positive Social Interactions and the Human Body at Work: Linking Organizations and Physiology},
  author={Emily D. Heaphy and Jane E. Dutton},
  journal={Health Economics},
Human physiological systems are highly responsive to positive social interactions, but the organizational importance of this finding largely has been unexplored. After reviewing extant research, we illustrate how consideration of the physiology of positive social interactions at work opens new research questions about how positive social interactions affect human capacity and how organizational contexts affect employee health and physiological resourcefulness. We also address the practical… 

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