There are studies like this one that looks into the emotional stability of the male worker. What’s widely accepted is that females are considered the emotional sex. Negating or overlooking the impact of emotions for males.

I can see why.

We’re saturated with images of women in media and entertainment to be crying or expressing their feelings more fluidly. And most human resource professionals, supervisors, and stakeholders in the workspace frown at human emotions. It’s too tacky and sporadic of a topic to train. Misconceptions surrounding mental health at work entail it being too expensive or time-consuming for companies to make a priority. Your emotions are your own problem and as your employer, we can’t afford any bandwidth to baby your bumps and bruises. However, the roots of emotional stability aren’t found in adult life. You can trace your emotions back to early childhood and your exposure to color.

Depending on socio-economic and environmental conditions, colors and what they mean to you will vary. What you immediately associated with red, orange, yellow, green, pink, blue, purple, black and white early on says a lot about your childhood experience and can trigger emotional histories embedded deep inside your psyche. Why you feel the way you do could be hard to describe to a co-worker or boss, because of the layers of life you put on top of these emotional experiences. But the color of the moment (through clothes, smell, or even pen color) is logged in your brain to develop a classification system. Red ink in school was used by a person in power, therefore being a leader in the organization, you emphasize text with red to emotionally feel in control.

This is why color is important to grasp because our brains are programming watts of information by the second. However, none of this is set in stone. The information and experiences we memorize essentially can change. What we choose to associate with color matters when we’re mapping out the mood of our company culture. And changing the company culture with color is about influencing the individual’s weak spots in their personal auras. And it doesn’t have to be expensive to evolve how a person feels about a project, program, or their purpose within the company. It takes some self-awareness, vision planning, and career matching.

I created my Color Magic at Work masterclass to start a conversation about emotional stability, workplace motivation, and employer to employee brand alignment. And reduce job-related incidences caused by anxiety, depression, and employee dissatisfaction.


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