The Impact Of Emotions On Decision Making

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It is crucial for leaders to recognize that the decision making process is significantly influenced by emotions. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the impact of emotions on decision making in organizations. A brief summary of the attributes associated with emotional intelligence (EQ) will be provided. Additionally, how I would ascribe to each of these attributes while making decisions will be discussed. Furthermore, a plan that would increase motivation, satisfaction, and performance in the workplace will be provided. Finally, the advantages and disadvantages of the developed plan will be proffered. EQ Attributes As discussed by Arunima et al. (2014), there is no specifically accepted universal definition of emotional intelligence. However, Mayer et al. as cited in Arunima et al. (2014) seems to define it best. They state that emotional intelligence is “the capacity to reason about emotions to enhance thinking. It includes the abilities to accurately perceive emotions, to access and generate emotions so as to assist thought, to understand emotions and emotional knowledge and to reflectively regulate emotions so as to promote emotional and intellectual growth.” (p. 38). Hence, it appears that emotional intelligence in the workplace can be hypothesized as the ability to recognize and empathize with one’s own emotions and those of others. Once these emotions are understood and organized, they are then utilized to promote growth and participation within the
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