Emotions permeate work life. For over 40 years now the central role of emotions in organizations has been acknowledged by practitioners and scientists alike. Despite the dynamic nature of the concept, and although valuable work has been done to increase our understanding of the mechanisms and consequences of feelings at work, organizational emotion research is still not very dynamic. This chapter seeks to link the organizational literature with fundamental emotion research, and guide scholarly efforts that aim to better acknowledge the temporal characteristics of emotions in organizations. We will summarize and critically reflect on the amount of “temporalness” of the current organizational emotion literature, and describe a framework for emotion dynamics from fundamental emotion research that may easily be applied to organizational phenomena. Furthering our temporal understanding of emotions at work promotes conceptual clarity and construct validity, and may aid interventions in practice.
|Title of host publication||Handbook on the Temporal Dynamics of Organizational Behavior|
|Editors||Yannick Griep, Samantha D. Hansen|
|Place of Publication||Cheltenham|
|Publisher||Edward Elgar Publishing|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2020|
|Series||Research Handbooks in Business and Management series|