The Ups and Downs of Emotions at Work

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By April 2, 2018 at 10:13pm

THE UPS AND DOWNS OF EMOTIONS AT WORK

CRYING AT WORK

45% of workers admitted to crying at work

HOW IS IT PERCEIVED?

Crying is OK from time to time, but doing it too often can undermine career prospects

Workers: 38%
CFOs: 44%

Crying has no negative effect — it shows you’re human

Workers: 31%
CFOs: 30%

Crying is never OK at work — people will perceive you as weak or immature

Workers: 32%
CFOs: 26%

WHEN TEMPERS BOIL OVER

52% of workers said they have lost their temper at work

Of those who admitted to showing anger, their emotional outburst was directed toward*:

Colleague 65%
Manager 37%
Customer 21%
Vendor 14%
Other 7%

Source: Accountemps surveys of more than 1,000 U.S. workers age 18 and older who work in an office environment, and more than 2,200 CFOs from a stratified random sample of companies in more than 20 of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas.

*Multiple responses were allowed.

© 2018 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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