Getting Emotional About Management


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A free public seminar in Sydney and Melbourne, proudly presented by IPRIA in association with the Centre for Management and Organisation Studies (CMOS), UTS Business School and the Melbourne Business School.

Common sense, professional experience and even structured research all tell us that emotions matter in the work environment. So much so, in fact, that emotions can influence business outcomes through the decisions people make and risks they are willing to take.

Rightly or wrongly, emotion is part of any group’s organizational fabric, setting the tone for a myriad of issues, such as: how stern/lenient one should be when dealing with others; level of engaged involvement by employees with team and organizational goals; ongoing battle between stress and burnout versus happiness and productivity; facilitation of constructive interaction with co-workers; ability to foster market-changing creativity; preferred types of work activities; and, even success or failure in negotiations.

Despite the wide-ranging role of emotions in our day-to-day work experiences, most people only have a vague idea of the opportunities and challenges emotions present. In fact, the impact of emotions is often counter-intuitive and the truth my surprise you! In this session, we will survey key themes, easy-to-implement strategies and even shocking research findings on our journey through management and emotions.


Maw Der Foo is an Associate Professor of Management & Entrepreneurship at the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado, Boulder and concurrently visiting professor at both Ghent University, Belgium and National University of Singapore (Department of Engineering and Technology Management).

His research explores issues relating to workplace emotions and uses organizational behavior and management concepts to understand entrepreneurial processes.

Past projects have delved into cognition, teams and emotions. His research has appeared in journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business Venturing, Management Science, and Strategic Management Journal.


Mawder Foo: Getting Emotional About Management.

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Wednesday 30 May 2012
4pm - 5pm

Refreshments from 3:30pm

The Moot Court, Room B102, Block B (Law and Business Entrance), Building 5, Quay Street, HAYMARKET

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Tuesday 5 June 2012
6pm - 7pm

Refreshments from 5:30pm

Coles Theatre, Melbourne Business School, 200 Leicester Street, CARLTON

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This is a free public event, registration is required.

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Ms Michelle Wilson
Ph: +61 3 8344 2153
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