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Workplace Crying: Bad for your Career?

Should you cry in the workplace?

Should you let your co-workers see you in tears? Recent research has discovered that around 40 percent of women and about 10 percent of men have cried in the office at some point in their careers. But could that be bad for your chances of promotion? Ed Butler considers why we cry at work and hears from Kim Elsbach, professor of management at the University of California, about why it is better to hold back the tears if you want to make progress. And writer Stephanie Hare considers whether being unable to express emotions in public is contributing to a mental health crisis, particularly amongst men.
(Picture: Woman crying in office. Credit: Getty Images)

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Mon 16 Jul 2018 07:32GMT


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