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Spark joy to stay safe at work

Lauren Finestone

Leaders’ behaviours can influence employees — and also prevent workplace injuries — through ‘emotional contagion’. Here’s how.

Have you ever been on a bus or train, watching someone laughing to themselves and then found yourself laughing as well? Well, that’s called emotional contagion.  We can be involuntarily ‘infected’ by others’ emotions — positive and negative. And we can also infect those around us through our own emotions. Emotion can be spread through our facial expressions, vocal tone, and posture.  Emotions have been sc...

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