The Ups and Downs of Emotions at Work

By on April 2, 2018 at 5:11pm

THE UPS AND DOWNS OF EMOTIONS AT WORK

CRYING AT WORK

42% 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: 30%
CFOs: 9%

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

Workers: 32%
CFOs: 48%

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

Workers: 38%
CFOs: 35%

Don't know/no answer

Workers: 0%
CFOs: 7%

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 64%
Manager 34%
Customer 21%
Vendor 8%
Other 10%

Source: Accountemps surveys of more than 400 Canadian workers age 18 and older who work in an office environment, and more than 270 CFOs in Canada

*Multiple responses were allowed.

© 2018 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company.

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