People hate it when other people cough or sneeze near them. The reason is pretty simple, right? WE DON’T WANT TO CATCH WHATEVER YOU HAVE, FREAK.
We’re quick to say no to other people’s physical maladies. We’re much less quick to say no to what researchers have called emotional contagion.
What’s emotional contagion? Click through on this link and you’ll see a study that shows we pick up cognitive baggage from others without even knowing it, of both the positive and negative variety.
People routinely “catch” each other’s feelings when working together in groups. It’s not surprising that this influences your employees’