Emotions and the organizational fabric

Ashkanasy, Neal M., Zerbe, Wilfred J. and Hartel, Charmine E. J. (2014). Emotions and the organizational fabric. In Neal M. Ashkanasy, Wilfred J. Zerbe and Charmine E. J. Härtel (Ed.), Emotions and the Organizational Fabric (pp. 1-10) Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. doi:10.1108/S1746-979120140000010010

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Author Ashkanasy, Neal M.
Zerbe, Wilfred J.
Hartel, Charmine E. J.
Title of chapter Emotions and the organizational fabric
Title of book Emotions and the Organizational Fabric
Place of Publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1108/S1746-979120140000010010
Open Access Status
Series Research on Emotion in Organizations
ISBN 9781783509393
ISSN 1746-9791
Editor Neal M. Ashkanasy
Wilfred J. Zerbe
Charmine E. J. Härtel
Volume number 10
Chapter number 1
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Total chapters 14
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Mindfulness helps improve effectiveness by facilitating the use of emotion as information, which improves learning, adaptation, and performance. When mindful we observe emotions and are curious about them rather than controlled by them, freeing us to explore what the emotion is telling us.

I discuss three forms of mindfulness that combine to create a pattern of behavior called mindful organizing. Mindful organizing has numerous benefits but there are also costs that must be balanced against the benefits. Bringing mindfulness into organizations must be done in a way that reduces costs and increases benefits; practical mindfulness is introduced as a means to do this.

Practical mindfulness begins with what is achievable at the present time and reduces the social and emotional barriers to behaving mindfully through the use of tools. Practical mindfulness recognizes the importance of interaction to task accomplishment by focusing attention on all three phases of interaction: before, during, and after.
Keyword Mindfulness
Emotion as information
Mindful organizing
Q-Index Code BX
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Institutional Status UQ

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