This Second Edition contains key themes with all new contributors and is a completely separate work from the first. Emotion in Organization presents original work from leading scholars in the field, they engage with emotion as a qualitative phenomenon which shapes and is shaped by organizational life. Examining how emotion cannot be simply separated from thinking, judgment, decision-making and other so-called rational organizational processes, the book challenges us to build a passionate theory of organizations. The introduction reviews the expansion of organizational emotion studies and their appeal to several social-scientific disciplines. Divided into four parts, the book reveals through stories, interview

Relational Experiences and Emotion at Work

Relational Experiences and Emotion at Work

Relational experiences and emotion at work
Vincent R.Waldron

I was falsely accused by a co-worker I had known for ten years of stealing from the family business. I had always turned to this co-worker for advice. Trust between us was shattered. I did not know what to say to him. I felt sorry for him, but hatred was my main emotion. I had this instinct to kill him for what he did to our business and our family. I will always remember the dejected look on my father's face.

Nearly 10 years of analysing hundreds of accounts like the one above convinces me that work relationships are more emotionally complicated than might be presumed from our academic literature. Not all of these ...

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