Dr. Ari Novick was interviewed by CBS news correspondent Michele Tafoya on the topic
of anger in the workplace. Listen to this audio broadcast below. The story involved
a recent study
that came out describing how angry management can be a motivator to employees. The
problem with the study, however, was that the sample size was only 63 and it was
all psychology students. Obviously, the results were skewed. Not to mention, the
study addressed epistemic motivation, which would need to be assessed in every employee
before anger was used otherwise such behavior could backfire. In general, employers
can expect more motivated employees when management has a high level of emotional
intelligence. Emotionally intelligent managers tend to have happier employees who
are more productive and motivated to work hard.
Skills in anger management can be learned in anger management classes or by taking a quality online anger management class.
Dr. Ari Novick Radio Interview by Michele Tafoya