Antisocial Personality Disorders and Implications on Business Operations: Corporate Psychopathology as a Human Resources Agenda Item
The ability of a leader to understand, and level with, employees’ emotions can be a vital determinant in business performance and employee morale. Emotional intelligence, as a construct, is a dynamic mitigating element in buffering the myriad of business challenges amid the unique demands of a workforce comprised of human beings and operational problem solving involved in navigating the modern healthcare climate. The absence of emotional capacity within a leader, on the other hand, can be significantly deleterious to business operations.
This paper will discuss a particular subset of personality disorder manifestation in the workplace, namely antisocial personality disorder (APD), the implications of APD on business operations and colleagues, recommendations as to the methods human resources can deploy to mitigate the impact of such factors, and postulates mindfulness meditation as a workplace wellness strategy which can buffer the negative effects of APD manifestation and promote mental wellbeing in the workforce.
While emotional intelligence is on a spectrum and can be associated with business outcomes in a direct correlation (Mandell & Pherwani, 2003), it is worth discussing the implications of pathology in emotional processing as it pertains to the workforce—particularly in management.Antisocial Personality Disorders and Implications on Business Operations: Corporate Psychopathology as a Human Resources Agenda Item