Navigation Links
Work Teams Who Share Negative Emotions Better at Problem-Solving
Date:11/23/2010

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Work teams who openly express their negative feelings share more information, have greater solidarity and are better at solving complicated analytical problems, a new study has found.

Many businesses and organizations want employees to limit negative emotions and only show positive ones. But a study from the Netherlands suggests that isn't always the right strategy.

Participants were shown cheerful or sad films and then monitored as they worked together on difficult decision-making tasks. Groups who saw a sad film and then talked about it before they started their task did the best on their assignment.

Dutch researcher Annefloor Klep also gave certain groups the impression that there was a problem with their relationships. If the members of these groups talked about these problems, they quickly put them aside and worked as a team on their task.

The study also found that sharing positive emotions can help with creative tasks, especially if team members are sure about their feelings. However, a team handled analytical tasks better if its members shared negative emotions.

Sharing emotions can benefit teams that often work together over long periods of time, Klep concluded.

More information

The American Psychological Association offers tips for coping at work and school.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, news release, Nov. 15, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Lessons From Flight Crews Can Help Surgical Teams Work Better
2. Colt McCoy teams with Scott & White to build childrens hospital
3. Real Salt Lake Teams Up with Nothing But Nets to Fight Malaria
4. TransforMED's Delta-Exchange Teams with Group Practice Forum to Present Free Webinar Series on Diabetes Population Management
5. Chef Charles Phillips of Nashville's 1808 Grille, Teams up with National Foundation for Cancer Research, Offering Gourmet Healthy Living Options
6. Snoop Dogg Teams Up with Wheelchair Rap Group to Inspire Young People to Stay in School
7. Knorr Associates Teams with SiteHawk for MSDS Management Services
8. Lombardi research teams hone in on treatments for osteosarcoma and Ewings sarcoma
9. Upstairs Solutions Teams with PointRight to Launch Industry's First Five-Star Quality Rating System Online Training for Long Term Care Facilities
10. Eliminate Black Holes in Contract Manufacturing: Supply Chain Teams Seize Control of Production with the TraceLink Secure Business Cloud
11. Cleveland Cavalier Darnell Jackson teams with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland to Issue “Mentoring Challenge”
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Work Teams Who Share Negative Emotions Better at Problem-Solving
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... The ... OSHA Training Institute Education Center headquartered in Northern California, has issued an important ... heat at their worksites. Employers with workers exposed to high temperatures should ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... , ... "FCPX editors can now reveal their media with growing colorful split ... Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Color brings the split ... now reveal the media of their split screens with growing colorful panels. , ProSlice ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... TherapySites, the ... affiliation with Tennessee Counseling Association. This new relationship allows TherapySites to ... Counseling Association, adding exclusive benefits and promotional offers. , "TCA is extremely excited ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... strategic partnership with Connance, a healthcare industry leader providing predictive analytics to ... technology combine to provide health systems, hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers with ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 ... ... is using cutting edge technology to revolutionize the emergency ambulance transport experience for ... Many are aware of how Uber has disrupted the taxi industry through the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... 2016 One of Australia,s successful ... of a new biotechnology company, Noxopharm Limited [ABN 50 608 966 ... and to list on the ASX. Noxopharm is a ... enter a Phase 1 clinical study later this year. ... of the biggest problems facing cancer patients - the ability of ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... DUBLIN , June 27, 2016 Jazz ... the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act ... proposed acquisition of Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Celator"; Nasdaq: ... 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). As previously ... entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Jazz ...
(Date:6/26/2016)...  VMS Rehab Systems, Inc. ( www.vmsrehabsystemsinc.com ) reported ... required to build a strong and stable market for ... on the OTC Markets-pink current trading platform. ... are seeing an anomaly in market trading activities that ... the Company, but shareholders and market players as well. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: