Affective Events Theory

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Emotions and moods is an integral part of our daily living as individuals and plays an important role in the majority of our working life. But how can this actually affect our job satisfaction and performance? There are various theories and applications on how emotions and moods can affect the general performance of an individual in his or her respective job. One theory that explains such effect is known as the Affective events theory, this theory explains that emotions are responses to events in the work environment no matter what it may be as long as it triggers a positive or negative reactions that vary in intensity depending on the emotional capacity of an individual. All in all the Affective Events Theory is emphasizing that environment…show more content…
In a gist Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the capacity for an individual to be able to perceive emotions in self and others, understand the meaning of these emotions, and regulate one’s emotions accordingly. So similar to the Intelligence Quotient (IQ) the Emotional Intelligence as a whole pertains to our ability to handle emotions all around us. Thus, the higher the EI it is said that it is more likely for an individual to excel in any organization particularly in business…show more content…
Let us start in analyzing how emotions and moods are applied in the selection process of organizations. Industries apply emotions and moods in their selection process by assessing every individual’s Emotional Intelligence (EI) especially if the job requires a high degree of social interaction. It is proven through rigorous research that persons with relatively higher EI tend to be more successful than those who had lower EI percentages. Also in line with selection, emotions and moods can similarly applied to decision making because as we know organizations are led by people who, now and then make crucial decisions that will certainly affect the future of the company. Research have greatly shown that emotions and moods have a strong direct relationship to decision making, proving that positive emotions bring about sound decisions and that persons that exhibit this emotions tend to have good use of heuristics or rules of thumb and come up with swift decisions. On the other hand, negative emotions tend a person to process information slower and weigh all options instead of relevant ones thus coming up with poorer
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