It’s proven: Your attitude is literally contagious.
Emotions are highly contagious in groups, and in particular, negative emotions. Individuals who understand the subtle shifts in group emotion can manage them to have an appropriate affect.
For instance, if there is an emergency and specific information is needed quickly, dour moods are more effective, since negative emotions set the brain to find specific information more readily.
However, if innovation, creativity and critical thinking are needed, Shortcuts know it’s best to shift the group mood to a positive state, since positive emotions are responsible for collaboration and creation.

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