Title

Why Does Affect Matter in Organizations?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2007

Abstract

Interest in and research about affect in organizations have expanded dramatically in recent years. This article reviews what we know about affect in organizations, focusing on how employees' moods, emotions, and dispositional affect influence critical organizational outcomes such as job performance, decision making, creativity, turnover, prosocial behavior, teamwork, negotiation, and leadership. This review highlights pervasive and consistent effects, showing the importance of affect in shaping a wide variety of organizational behaviors, the knowledge of which is critical for researchers, managers, and employees.

Comments

Copyright 2007 Academy of Management

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Publication Title

Academy of Management Perspectives

Published Citation

Barsade, S. G. & Gibson, D. E. 2007. “Why Does Affect Matter in Organizations?” Academy of Management Perspectives, Vol. 21(1), pp. 36-59.

DOI

10.5465/AMP.2007.24286163

Peer Reviewed