Wharton Business Daily
COVID-19 and the Impact of Emotional Contagion
Is coronavirus dominating your conversations at work, school and with family and friends? Are you feeling anxious or worried about the virus and what happens if it comes to your community? Wharton Professor of Management Sigal Barsade talks about the impact of emotional contagion stemming from the coronavirus, why it has the potential to greatly amplify the damage caused by COVID-19, and how negative emotions - particularly fear and anxiety - can harm our decision making processes.