Enhancing emotional range in strategic visioning

Sparrow, J. (2008) Enhancing emotional range in strategic visioning. International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2 (4). pp. 437-448. ISSN 17510252 (ISSN)

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The role of emotion in work settings is increasingly being recognised. Decisions and actions operate in demonstrably different ways when operating in different moods. Work may however conspire to deny emotion: both in terms of its legitimacy within work practice and in terms of its value as a consideration in future planning. The present study hypothesises that much of strategic thinking, including strategic visioning, may operate within an artificially narrow emotional spectrum. It is postulated that it is possible to enhance the emotional range in the course of a strategic visioning process. It is hypothesised that the 'futures' envisioned through an enhanced emotional range will evidence a greater range of emotional considerations. An experiment is reported using guided visualisation with a mood induction procedure to test the hypotheses. Findings suggest that it is possible to assess the emotional range of strategic visions and enhance their emotional range. © 2008, Inderscience Publishers.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJBIR.2008.018593
June 2008Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: Creativity, Emotion, Mood induction, Strategic vision
Subjects: CAH04 - psychology > CAH04-01 - psychology > CAH04-01-01 - psychology (non-specific)
CAH17 - business and management > CAH17-01 - business and management > CAH17-01-02 - business studies
CAH17 - business and management > CAH17-01 - business and management > CAH17-01-05 - human resource management
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > Birmingham City Business School
Depositing User: Yasser Nawaz
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2017 14:43
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2023 11:49
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2407

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