Saturday, July 25, 2009

Emotional Labor

I'm not happy because I've had a fight and now I have to deliver a presentation to a valuable client who can give my organization some good business. What do I do ? Wipe of the anger on my face and give the presentation. Just Fake it!

Now comes the dilemma. Do I fake the emotions required by my job or do I genuinely feel it. Research has shown that deeply acting and internalizing the feelings leads to less amount of stress due to conflicting emotions(Emotional Dissonance).

Check out the presentation below.