Workplace Anger Can Be a Catalyst If Properly Directed
Wendling, Patrice, Clinical Psychiatry News
CHICAGO -- The inability to express anger in the workplace might be robbing supervisors of a useful tool, experts suggest.
The expression of healthy, measured anger mobilizes behaviors that improve communication, working relationships, and work outcomes; reinforce limits; and facilitate the upholding of corporate beliefs or needs. Particularly for enlightened individuals, healthy anger also can be a catalyst for personal growth, Dr. Sandra Kopit Cohen said during a panel discussion on the topic at the annual meeting of the Academy of Organizational and Occupational Psychiatrists.
"Anger is an important signal, and I think we're scared to use that signal at times," …
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Publication information: Article title: Workplace Anger Can Be a Catalyst If Properly Directed. Contributors: Wendling, Patrice - Author. Magazine title: Clinical Psychiatry News. Volume: 38. Issue: 5 Publication date: May 2010. Page number: 20. © 2009 International Medical News Group. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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