Affective Events Theory Essay

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Using our Emotions as an Asset at Work We are all knitted together by our Creator, including our inner most being and our emotions. When we interact with the world, we carry our innermost thoughts with us. In Proverbs 16:32, it says, “He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.” (Holy Bible NASB) It is when we recognize our emotions and are able to effectively manage them, as well as recognize the emotions of others that we have the opportunity to use our emotions as an asset to drive increased job performance and overall job satisfaction. Affective Events Theory at Work Imagine that it is 7 AM on a Monday morning, the kids have just been dropped off at school, and you sip the last of your first and last cup of coffee pulling into the parking lot of your office. You have a looming deadline in a few hours, a chance at a potential promotion, and three hours of sleep the night before. As you make it into the building, you discover that you forgot the…show more content…
Weiss and Russell Cropanzano, which is a model that illustrates how the example scenario that was aforementioned along with other key factors will effect how we react to people at work. In their model they describe factors such as work environment, work events, or personality and moods all playing a role in how we choose to react to situations, people, or things. How we react, whether positively or negatively, will play a significant role in determining how satisfied we are with our job, and the level at which we perform that job. We come to work predisposed with our mood, work demands, stresses of life, and our recent life events, which heavily influence who we are at present. Over time, we can see the ebbs and flows of our job performance and job satisfaction fluctuate in sync with our ability to appropriately respond to our
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