The emotion of state boredom is experienced by nearly everyone from time to time. The workplace may predispose to episodes of boredom when autonomy is low, tasks lack personal meaning or are too simple or too complex, and performers find that attention is effortful or their minds wander. Bored individuals attempt to down-regulate their negative emotional state in a variety of ways, some of which are helpful and others harmful to themselves and/or the organization.
|Title of host publication||Social functions of emotion and talking about emotion at work|
|Editors||D. Lindebaum, D. Geddes, P. J. Jordan|
|Place of Publication||Cheltenham, UK|
|Publisher||Edward Elgar Publishing|
|Number of pages||35|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Oct 2018|