Management of Emotions in the Workplace: A Study of Mindfulness

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    Abstract

    This paper explores how organizations address emotions by offering training and tools that promote emotion management. One such tool is mindfulness. With a combination of meditation and bodily exercises, mindfulness has become a favored tool for managers to offer to employees with the promise of increasing the individual’s ability to focus attention, to increase productivity and to keep calm in high-velocity, complex settings and not least to reduce the risk of stress and prevent burn-outs. It is discussed how training in mindfulness can result in promotion of certain emotional responses and discouragement of others and thereby promote a mode of emotional control over organizational members.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2013
    Number of pages21
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventThe 29th EGOS Colloquium 2013: Bridging Continents, Cultures and Worldviews - HEC Montréal and Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
    Duration: 4 Jul 20136 Jul 2013
    Conference number: 29
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    ConferenceThe 29th EGOS Colloquium 2013
    Number29
    LocationHEC Montréal and Université de Montréal
    CountryCanada
    CityMontreal
    Period04/07/201306/07/2013
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    Kjærgaard, A. L. (2013). Management of Emotions in the Workplace: A Study of Mindfulness. Paper presented at The 29th EGOS Colloquium 2013, Montreal, Canada.