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

If Emotions Were Honoured: A Cultural Analysis

If Emotions Were Honoured: A Cultural Analysis

If emotions were honoured: A cultural analysis
Debra E.Meyerson

I recently attended a professional development workshop that started out much like other professional workshops. Midway through the second day I was roused by some of my (mostly male) colleagues’ comments about working mothers. I took a deep breath, stood up, and challenged the premise of their arguments. What I had to say was not popular and some of my fellow participants seemed eager to shift the conversation. I did not oblige. I was offended by my colleagues’ comments. The conflict escalated until the dinner break. I felt angry and misunderstood, and I contemplated not returning for the evening session. I suspected that many people were angry at me and resented the ...

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