How noticing emotions at work can build trust
A new study has shown that emotional acknowledgment is a straightforward yet powerful technique we can use in the workplace to build trust and strengthen professional and personal connections.
“People trust the person who acknowledges the emotion directly more than the person who acknowledges the situation. There’s just something special and unique about emotions — they are core to a person’s inner experience and sense of self. So when we acknowledge emotions, we humanize and validate the person being acknowledged,” explains Alisa Yu, a Ph.D. candidate in organizational behavior at Stanford Graduate School of Business and one of the lead researchers.
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