The Affective Component of Workplace in Organizational Behavior Studies
Stefania De Simone

The growing interest in the affective component of workplace has lead to a shift in organizational behavior studies, recognizing that people’s emotions influence performance. Researchers have been steadily showing how employee decisions and actions are linked to emotions at personal, interpersonal and organizational levels. In the context of an organizational setting, a positive climate contributes to promote human flourishing and organizational growth. The paper examines how benefits of positive emotions in workplace serve as mechanism to achieve transformative cooperation, contributing to an organization’s process of dynamic change. Employees’ effort to work together, using positive experiences as lever for organizational development and change, stimulates creativity necessary for innovation.

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