Emotions and you
Our assessments, which are all based on extensive research, focus on three main areas: "You" assessments help you learn about your own emotional tendencies, "Your Team" assessments focus on evaluating your team’s emotional culture, and "Your organization" assessments will give you valuable insight into your organization’s emotion norms. You might be surprised by what you learn about yourself, your team, and your organization!
Sometimes you can change your emotional reactions in the moment, and sometimes you can’t. But if you understand the pros and cons of your own emotional tendencies, you can and should communicate them to others.
2. How well do you practice emotional self-care? Are you an emotional self-care protector, an emotional self-care fair-weather protector, or an emotional self-care opponent?
3. How do emotions affect your decision-making? Are you a thinker, an in-the-moment feeler, or a calculating feeler?
4. How do you handle conflict? Are you a conflict avoider, a people pleaser, or a confronter?
Every company has its own emotional culture. Emotional culture is built on emotion norms, the unspoken rules that dictate what you’re allowed to feel and express. These norms affect our sense of belonging. Belonging is when you feel safe and valued for expressing your true self.
1. What is your organization's emotional culture? While there is no one type of healthy emotional culture for all organizations, we believe that organizations should avoid being at either extreme: discouraging all emotional expression, or encouraging negative emotional outbreaks like screaming at people. Organizations should encourage employees to be reasonably emotional.