Emotions are Contagious – How are You, and how is that affecting your team /organisation?
Aside from viruses, do you know what else is contagious and has a profound impact on your business?
Yes. Research shows that emotions are contagious. And as EMOTIONS are THE most powerful force inside the workplace, this is important.
EMOTIONS INFLUENCE EVERYTHING at work FROM leadership effectiveness, building /maintaining customer and staff relationships, job satisfaction and job performance, staff wellbeing and retention, innovation, decision making and productivity.
Emotion contagion means that emotions transfer from one person to another and from 1 person to an entire team and organisation thereby shaping the culture of your workplace. Emotions also influence behaviour so not only do our emotions spread around the workplace, but so too do our behaviours, which impact results, productivity and bottom line.
So how are you? How are you really? How are your emotions shaping you and your behaviours and also your team and their behaviours?
The most important thing you could do for your business right now may be to just pause and check in with yourself and your emotional climate right now, which is shaping how you think and the actions you are taking. Once you’ve checked in with yourself, the 2nd most important thing you could do is to check in with your team. How are they really doing? How are they feeling about things at the moment? Doing these 2 things will give you invaluable info to move forward with.
In uncertain times its more important than ever to stay aware of how your feelings are having an effect on your thoughts and behaviours, and how you are influencing those around you too.
Use your emotional intelligence at this critical time. Pause and ask yourself is your current state of being is helping you to reach your goals and targets?