We all have emotions, but…

We all have emotions.

But, there is a time and a place to express them.

With your significant other, with your family, with your friends… these are all people that deserve your open, honest emotions.

However, your workmates, your boss and your employees do not share that responsibility.

Your emotions might be connected to a real issue that can help the team produce better results.

But, you have to ask yourself if it’s useful to express these emotions, or if the value for the team is in the rationale behind the feelings — not the feelings themselves.

If you’re just expressing emotions because you’re emotional, then you should work to understand these feelings away from your professional environment.

Now, while all of the above is true, it doesn’t mean that you cannot sympathise with others.

As stated, we all have emotions and it is only human nature that the people you work with will express them.

Ideally, they communicate grievances rationally with the goals of the team in mind, not just their personal feelings.

Nonetheless, this is only an ideal, it’s often not a reality.

You should work on yourself personally, as should others, but you also need to understand when others fail to do so.